This Is the Newest Accent Wall Trend, and It's Major

Updated 05/31/19
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We’re taking the metallic trend to the next level. Throughout all of 2016’s many twists and turns, one thing seemed to remain constant: brass, gold, and copper interior accents. Everywhere. And though our obsession with metallic décor continues, it’s becoming more and more challenging to design a room that truly makes a statement. Here’s the good news: We’ve uncovered a new evolution to metallic décor that’s pure gold. In fact, we learned it from some of our favorite hotels. 2016 may have been the year of metallic accents, but 2017 is going to be the year of metallic accent walls.

Why metallic walls? Lately, we’re seeing more and more homes that incorporate stylish details typically reserved for high-end hotels, giving the home turf a more cosmopolitan edge. From upgraded linens to wallpaper to alternative living room layouts that more closely resemble lobby lounges than TV rooms, borrowing from the hoteliers is a simple solution to bring a little bit of the fabulous jet-setter style home. From staycations to downtime around the house, you deserve polish and sophistication. It’s time to treat yourself to a metallic accent wall. The future is shining bright.

Ready to give your home an ultra-glam edge? Keep scrolling for seven rooms with major metallic accent walls.

Greg Cox for Image

This gold accent wall in this bedroom is the stuff dreams are made of. There’s only one way we can think to describe the textured gold wallpaper: shining, shimmering, and splendid.

Graham & Brown Tranquil Gold Wallpaper $85
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Stephan Lemke for 25hours Hotels

A chic copper accent wall makes for a perfect high-gloss headboard at Hotel Bikini Berlin. We’d gladly spend the night soaking up the shiny style of this hotel bedroom.

Tile Bar Copper Stainless Steel 2x6 Metal Subway Tile $18 $16
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Giorgio Possenti

In this luxe living room, a metallic wall above the fireplace gives the space a color-blocked, high-contrast feeling. We love the tarnished texture created by the subtle patina of the metallic surface, adding depth and richness to play off the sleek, modern furnishings.

Soraya Osorio Secre Screen, USA 2015
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Soraya Osorio Secre Screen, USA 2015 (Price Upon Request)

Gregory Goode ; DESIGN: Stonehill & Taylor

The only thing even more out there than a metallic accent wall is a metallic accent ceiling. This luminous bedroom at Phoenix’s Camby Hotel sets the tone for you to unwind in a stylishly relaxed and reflective state.

Fasade Cyclone Polished Copper 2’ x 2’ Lay-In Ceiling Tile $4
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Consort Design

As far as this room is concerned, all that glitters is gold. A great way to make any room glisten with major glam factor is to hang a large-scale piece of metallic art on the wall.

Cheryl Humphreys Untitled in Gold
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Cheryl Humphreys Untitled in Gold (Price Upon Request)

Stephen Kent Johnson for Lonny ; DESIGN: Jen Going

A metallic fireplace might as well be the definition of modern opulence. This major metallic moment shines from floor to ceiling in a bright neutral living room.

Tile Bar Requiem Copper 10x30 Glass Tile $63
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Beppe Brancato

When it comes to metallic accents, this gold staircase inspires us to step up our game. Unmistakably glam with a sleek, minimal, fashion edge, this is our version of a stairway to heaven. 

DwellStudio Deco Wall Décor $630
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Did any of these metallic accent walls inspire you to go for gold (or copper, brass, or silver)? 

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