Attention Grabbing Accent Walls

See how these eye catching accent walls use moulding to make ordinary spaces extraordinary.

Photo: All Things Thrifty

Key Details

The Greek key motif has been used in various forms for centuries, and it’s easy to see why! This cute accent wall from All Things Thrifty incorporates the ancient design in a thoroughly modern way. Follow their easy DIY tutorial to recreate this wall in your home for under $40!

Photo: The Rustic Boxwood

Natural Contrast

Go way beyond paint with this wood paneled accent wall. This DIY accent wall uses stick-on boards, but you could use reclaimed wood, pallet wood or other lumber for a similarly rustic feel! The dark stain on the wood gives depth to the wall, while the stark-white Craftsman style trim at the baseboard and around the door frame (a Woodgrain product) adds lightness and contrast.

Photo: LifeSeven Photography for Veranda Estate Homes


The pencil-thin trim on this moody aubergine wall creates geometric facets that really catch the eye. That deep color in combination with the almost crystal-like pattern gives a luxurious, modern feel that doesn’t overwhelm the bright white paint used across the rest of the room.

Bonus: Above and Beyond

Why stop at a single wall? The applied box moulding on this stairway elevates and opens up the space while the dark wood floor ensures the wall accents don’t overwhelm the eye.

Show us how you go beyond a simple coat of paint to create gorgeous accent walls. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram to show us your looks, and check out our Accent Wall pinboard for more inspiration.