Painted accents walls are a cost-effective way to completely change a space.
The single best tool to transform your home on a budget is… paint. Paint is relatively inexpensive and has infinite possibilities. It’s a great way to test the DIY waters because it’s easy to change. Sure, changing from black to white is going to take a few coats, but it’s possible (trust us, we tested this out on our kitchen island).
You can take a chance with paint because worst-case scenario, you don’t like it and you paint it another color. That’s a lot less scary (and risky) than ripping down a wall or pouring concrete.
There’s no time like the present to take control of your home, to turn it into something you love. Your home is a blank canvas waiting to become a reflection of you. So let’s grab a paintbrush and start painting!
Here are 14 wall painting ideas to get you started, but remember, the possibilities are endless! Have an idea? Try it!
A beautiful mountain wall adds a feeling a serenity to a space. Grab a sea sponge and a spray bottle and make this mountain wall a reality in less than an hour. I promise, it’s significantly easier than it looks 😉
Not feeling up to a free-hand technique? Try a stenciled wall! You can find countless stencils online (my personal favorite is Stencil Revolution who we used on our DIY stenciled curtains. Their wall stencils are huge which means your project will go quicker!)
Botanical Wall Mural
If you’re feeling extra creative, try your hand at painting a custom wall mural. Find an example online to mimic or create your own from scratch.
If you’re looking for quick and easy, look no further than a good ‘ol sponge wall. You can knock these things out in a couple of hours no problem and they are great for anyone feeling like they might be lacking in the artistic department. Recently, Jess tackled yet another sponge wall, but this time, she cut her sponge into a hexagon for an added twist!
Faux Concrete Wall
Concrete is becoming increasingly popular in the design world, so why not try mimicking the look on a wall? Paint a concrete style wall in 5 easy steps.
Faux Marble Wall
I told you paint was a great way to save money. Can you imagine how much it would cost to have a real marble wall in your house? Despite what you’d think, this technique is much easier than it looks and all you need are some feathers and sea sponges. Yup, you read that right – feathers.
Easy Patterned Wall
Speaking of unconventional painting tools, this easy patterned wall uses a Solo Cup as it’s tool of choice.
Colorful Accent Wall
Add some color to your home with a geometric painted wall.
Not feeling a classic green chalkboard? That’s okay! You can make chalkboard walls in any color now. It’s a fun way to entertain the kids and be able to change up your space whenever inspiration strikes.
Buffalo check is a classic pattern that makes a big statement in a space without feeling overwhelming.
Hand-Painted Accent Wall
Hand-painted walls don’t have to be perfect. In fact, that’s the beauty of them! There is something special about a design that is perfect in its imperfections. Grab a paintbrush and don’t overthink it!
If you want the look of wallpaper, but don’t want to deal with the hours of frustration trying to line it up and get it smooth, try painting it! Herringbone is a great pattern for bathrooms, offices, and kids’ rooms alike.
If you’re looking for something a bit more interesting than a plain painted wall, but doesn’t take much extra effort, colorblocking is the perfect solution for you. It’s very simple, but will make the room feel intentional and well-designed.
Okay, this last one isn’t technically a wall, but painted doors are a great way to add character to a space. They’ll take your home from builder-grade to feeling custom in an instant. Try black for a bold or elegant look or try a light gray for a soft farmhouse touch.
There you have it! 14 easy wall painting ideas for you to try. Go and create an awesome accent wall! Whether you’re looking to update your bedroom or living room or any other space in your home, I hope when you’re finished you’ll be convinced of the power of paint. I promise you, it will completely change your space for the better.