10 Statement-Making Bedroom Accent Wall Ideas

Add color and depth to your space with a painted or wallpapered wall.

midcentury bedroom black walls bed
Photo: Annie Schlechter

If you're the type who admires bright paint colors and wild printed wallpaper in magazines but aren't sure about going bold yourself, try dipping your toes in with a bedroom accent wall. The bedroom is an ideal place to try out new colors or patterns, since it's less visible than the main gathering spaces in the home. And if you don't love it, you can easily paint over it with a new color.

Accent walls in the bedroom add visual interest, and they can make your space feel finished, warm, and intentional. Adding color or pattern to all four walls may feel busy or overwhelming, but a single painted or wallpapered accent wall can create a focal point that grounds your space. To inspire your next bedroom refresh, we're sharing our best bedroom accent wall ideas, including plenty of wallpaper tips and our favorite dark paint colors.

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Wood-Paneled Accent Wall

accent wall paneled with wide wood planks

Michael Partenio

For textured look, try a bedroom accent wall made of wide-paneled wood. Darker woods like walnut lend a cozy feel that veers more modern farmhouse than log cabin. The varied textures and the nailhead headboard offer a soft and chic complement to the starkness of wood walls. If you're the handy type, try making your own DIY plywood accent wall for a similar look.

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Two-Toned Accent Wall

two toned accent wall with molding

Brie Williams

If you don't want to commit to the entire wall, try painting just half of the wall instead. Here navy adds depth and interest to the room, where a narrower band of white draws the eye up, making the ceilings look taller and the room look brighter. Thin picture frame molding enriches the space and ties the two colors together. This two-tone look works well if you're wanting to use a deep color without turning your bedroom into a dark cave.

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Chevron Wood Accent Wall

neutral bedroom white bed wood angled wall panels
John Granen

An accent wall doesn't have to be bright and colorful to make a statement. Instead of going bold with paint or wallpaper, consider arranging thin strips of wood in a chevron pattern for a natural touch. This serene backdrop is cozy and chic, and can work for several decor styles, including midcentury modern bedrooms or modern farmhouse rooms.

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Patterned Wallpaper

black four-poster bed with damask wallpaper in master bedroom
Joyelle West

If you like the warmth and simplicity of a white bedroom but want to add some texture, consider black and white wallpaper. The pattern used in this bedroom is a busy floral print, but when paired with simple solid-color elements, it creates a calming feel. The contemporary bed frame and solid white bedding and rug keep the wallpaper from overwhelming the space.

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Modern Board-and-Batten

patterned moulding painted teal

Jacob Fox

In this contemporary bedroom, a geometric pattern puts a modern spin on the traditional board-and-batten wall. The textured wall is painted the same color as the rest of the room, which allows the design to pop without feeling overwhelming. This architectural look adds depth and texture, and the paneled look behind the bed eliminates the need for a headboard.

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Black Accent Wall

midcentury bedroom black walls bed
Annie Schlechter

Dip your toes into the moody dark paint trend with a black accent wall. The dark backdrop acts as a sophisticated neutral allowing the rest of the colors in the room to pop. And while black paint may have the reputation of making a room look cramped or small, painting just one wall can actually can make your space look more grand. Here, small windows and a large art print help soften the solid black wall, while monochromatic wall sconces add a modern and understated touch.

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Wallpaper Accent Wall

bedroom with green fern wallpaper

Carson Downing

Botanical wallpaper is having a moment right now. It's fun and playful, yet can easily provide a polished look when used as an accent wall. You'll usually see large colorful wallpaper in smaller spaces like a powder room or entryway, but it can work well on a bedroom accent wall when paired with the right furniture and accents. Here, thoughtful touches like a live fern, woven and rattan furniture, and bright pillows add to the playful yet earthy feel of the space.

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Dark Wood Accent Wall

bedroom with black wall
Christina Schmidhofer

Dark wood floors paired with a dark wood accent wall give this bedroom a modern and moody feel. The texture and dimension of the chevron wood pattern adds visual interest and brings soft texture to the black wall. Crisp white bedding and white furniture keeps the space from feeling too dark. A black and white color scheme lend a neutral backdrop for pops of color in the art and decor pieces seen in this room.

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Botanical Accent Wall

green botanical bedroom salmon accents pineapple sconces
Hector Sanchez

Perfect for an airy guest room or a vacation home, this blue botanical wallpaper steals the show in this bedroom. Blush pink headboards and a rattan rug bring warmth to the space and soften the effect of the bold wallpaper. Palm frontds and pineapple sconces continue the tropical theme for a fun and kitschy look that isn't over-the-top.

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Neutral Wallpaper Accent Wall

glam blue beige bedroom gold wallpaper


Wallpaper can actually read as neutral if you choose a subtle design such as the gold floral print used in this bedroom. The accent wall breaks up the plain white walls without overwhelming the space. The wallpaper adds texture to the space while allowing the blue tufted headboard to take center stage.

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