Forget Gallery Walls—This Trend Is About to Be Big Again

When someone mentions accent wall ideas, I can’t help but flash back to my early 20s (longer ago than I care to admit…). Those first and second apartments where I was desperate to make the space temporarily my own with a small budget and a paintbrush. But just like me, accent walls have come a long way over the years. In fact, there is a multitude of fresh, new accent wall ideas that are completely worthy of your weekly #wallcrush. Who doesn’t love a good accent?

Think about how accent walls can fit into your own design goals. Looking to de-clutter your décor with a less-is-more approach? Use an accent wall to replace the need for art or other hangings. Interested in adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space? Paint an accent wall in your favorite shade. Want to spice things up with a pattern without committing to an entire room? Pick an accent wall to paper. Regardless of your aesthetic, an accent wall is the perfect way to add personality and chic factor to a space with small square footage.

Say goodbye to your gallery wall: Scroll for 12 fresh accent wall ideas that make a major style statement.