an easy hack for the perfect bedroom accent wall
Don’t sleep on the accent wall—actually, sleep in front of it! For those wary of trying the trend, Bruce Fox, a designer based in Chicago, has a super simple pro tip for DIYing a luxury accent wall in the bedroom: Put the accent wall behind your headboard.
sample complementary colors
Bruce says, "Often, clients cannot conceive of putting a bold color or pattern in an entire room, especially if the room is small. An accent wall is a way to bring a wow factor to a space while at the same time keeping the rest of the room more calm."
But how do you achieve that? "This is especially important in a bedroom," acknowledges Bruce. "If you accent the headboard wall you, you get the ‘wow’ but never lay awake at night staring at it!" There you have it: Decide which wall your headboard will be flush against. That’s your new accent wall space. Then, start by sampling paint and wallpaper you love.
Mixing paint and pattern is key. For determining a balance of pattern and color, Bruce recommends, "Everything in an interior is about balance: balance of color, of texture, of contrast. I always feel you always need a little ‘tension’ in an interior to make it come alive so am mindful of that when putting together the paint/wallpaper scheme for a project." Try out a mix of paint and wallpaper samples to see what sticks!
get the look
Swipe right on some of our favorite accent wall wallpaper samples.
Crystal Tie-Dye, IndigoMaya Romanoff