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Accent Walls.. Emphasize a Focal Point.

When I say Accent Walls what do you think of? Most likely you will visualize one wall in a space painted, usually darker than the others and most often a strong colour.  That is all fine and dandy , a great solution for any space, whether a living room , powder room, hallway or bedroom.  But take it a step further..decide why you want to accent the wall, what material to accent it with and do you even have to accent the ‘obvious’ wall? Below are some inspiring images to get you thinking with a more open mind.

Use Paint to create an accent wall. Paint a colour which will compliment the interior and pull the look together.

Use Paint to create an accent wall. Paint a colour which will compliment the interior and pull the look together.

image from houzz

Kids rooms are a natural fit for 'accent walls', you can change them a few times between infant and teenage years, allowing them to express themselves accordingly.

Kids rooms are a natural fit for ‘accent walls’, you can change them a few times between infant and teenage years, allowing them to express themselves accordingly.

image from houzz

this kids study room is fantastic, inspiring and fun... a perfect accent wall to inspire anyone.

this kids study room is fantastic, inspiring and fun… a perfect accent wall to inspire anyone.

image from houzz

The accent can be emphasized with just the architectural feature being featured such as the bump out on this fireplace installation.

The accent can be emphasized with just the architectural feature being featured such as the bump out on this fireplace installation.

image from houzz

A monochromatic colour scheme is a natural fit for an accent wall. This one is subtly textured with grasscloth type wallpaper.

A monochromatic colour scheme is a natural fit for an accent wall. This one is subtly textured with grass-cloth type wallpaper.

image from houzz

An Entry hall can be accented with a dramatic wallpaper to add personality to the space.

An Entry hall can be accented with a dramatic wallpaper to add personality to the space. I love the contrast of industrial simplicity with the elegant damask wallpaper.

image from houzz

The bed already creates the 'accent wall',  emphasize it with a wallper pattern which compliments your décor.

The bed already creates the ‘accent wall’, emphasize it with a wallpaper pattern which compliments your décor.

image from houzz

A space with an architecturally interesting shape can be easily accented with paint colour.

A space with an architecturally interesting shape can be easily accented with paint colour.

image from houzz

A powder room is a perfect place to add an accent wall. This can be done with paint, wallpaper, or in this case tile.

A powder room is a perfect place to add an accent wall. This can be done with paint, wallpaper, or in this case tile.

image from houzz

The wall in this great space is begging for accentuation. Faux finishing it in a dramatic abstract pattern was the perfect addition of art and colour to this space.

The wall in this great space is begging for accentuation. Faux finishing it in a dramatic abstract pattern was the perfect addition of art and colour to this space.

image from houzz

Reclaimed wood is a nice way to add texture, pattern and detail into a room

Reclaimed wood is a nice way to add texture, pattern and detail into a room

image from houzz

2 comments on “Accent Walls.. Emphasize a Focal Point.

  1. Costel
    September 8, 2013

    Stone Trend latest project….Mississauga penthouse loft

    http://www.myvisuallistings.com/dhfn/123091#

  2. Evelyn's Blog
    October 5, 2013

    Great work Stone Trend…cheers

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