8 Wallpaper Accent Wall Ideas to Make Your Space Pop

Lydia Schapiro
Written by Lydia Schapiro
Updated March 16, 2022
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One patterned wall can make a big difference

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If your home starts to feel drab and dull, it might be time to change up your walls. Using wallpaper accents is a great way to make a small home change and bring in a splash of something new without entirely changing your interior design. Use this guide to inspire your next interior home project

1. Abstract Pastel Bathroom

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Abstract wallpaper can make even the smallest space pop—like a bathroom! Having a color-filled space, like this one from FloralCOLORAY, will make your morning routine something fun, and may even inspire you to redecorate other areas in your home.

2. Polka Dot Nursery

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Sometimes a simple pattern can go a long way. This simplistic yet chic look is fun without being overpowering and gives lots of leeway for other decorative elements, like floating shelves to display toys and ultrasound photos.

3. Abstract Paint

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This artsy bedroom wallpaper gives you the look of a sponge-painted wall, but without all the hard work. The blue ombré creates a calm vibe (perfect for your sleeping space!) and the paint-like texture makes the wall stand out, especially when paired with solid-colored walls.

4. Patterned Kitchen Backsplash

blue patterned kitchen backsplash wallpaper
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Instead of tiles, amp up your kitchen walls with a wallpaper backsplash. Not only is it budget-friendly, but a kitchen wallpaper backsplash is a simple way to bring color and patterns to your space. You can make it even easier by using peel-and-stick wallpaper, too. 

5. Faux Wood Cabin

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You don’t need to buy a cabin in Colorado to escape to the wilderness. With a bit of work, you can plaster up some faux-wood wallpaper and escape to the mountains right in your city apartment or suburban home.

6. Modern Textile Bedroom

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If you’re going for the modern look, consider textured wallpaper. This gray textile accent wallpaper gives you all the vibes of a stone wall, without any of the hard work or costly expenses. 

7. Flower Power

pink flower wallpaper for kids bedroom
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Here’s a secret: sometimes, wallpaper is the perfect way to create a wall mural. It’s the perfect solution if you want to bring personality to a room, but don’t have the artistic confidence to start stenciling on your walls. This flower wallpaper is playful and fun—perfect for any child’s room.

8. Mountain Ranges

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Just like hugging a tree can provide us with feelings of stability, waking up to a mountain range may increase our feelings of serenity.

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