Decorative Wall Panels and Feature Wall Ideas for Every Style

Written by Milan Jara on 23rd Jun 2018

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Everybody has a different sense of style and that’s great! So, what if you’re more of a black and white, modern, and clean type of home designer? Or maybe you really love to bring out the rustic items and can’t live anywhere unless there are many windows throughout the house that can bring you some natural sunlight? Regardless of what your style is, it’s a good one! There is no such thing as a wrong sense of interior design style, no matter what some people may tell you.

Now, one of the best ways to take your house to that next level (in the sense of interior design and just overall style) is by adding some decorative wall paneling or creating some accent walls. This is obviously easier said than done.

Because wall panels and accent walls really are one of the best ways to design your house, we’ve decided to help you out in the inspiration department. Looking for a way to gain some interior design inspiration, all while gaining some actual tips and advice on what products to buy? Look no further!


The different types of wall design

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First, let’s start with the basics. There are a ton of different ways you can decorate your walls, but there a few simple ways to get started. One of these simple ways is through installing decorative wall panels in your home.

Decorative wall paneling varies in every aspect. First, you should think about what type of material you are looking for. You can get wall panels in everything from faux leather (which would look great in a bedroom!) to bamboo eco tiles (which really look great anywhere and everywhere).

It also helps to figure out just what type of pattern (if any) or style you want. This is pretty obvious, but it helps to go in with an idea of what you’re looking for instead of just compromising on something and buying it instead.

If making a decorative wall or accent wall isn’t really your thing, you should check out backsplashes. This is a great way to add a pop of color or design to your kitchen or bathroom in a very easy way. A lot of people who aren’t too sure about decorating a whole wall find themselves loving applying a backsplash to their bathroom or kitchen. This is a simple way to bring some beautiful style to any room while still keeping it pretty simple and straightforward.

Now that we’ve discussed some of the basic information and aspects of decorating walls, let’s get down to business and talk about just how you can style certain rooms in a variety of different ways.


Create a leather accent wall in your home movie theater or living room

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One fantastic way to really amp up your interior design style is by adding some leather wall panels to one wall of your living room or home theater movie room. This can also be done in lofts or even offices for a classier look!

Faux leather panels are a great way to bring some style and class to any given room. However, you should only ever decorate onewall in a room, never all the walls at once. This can make a room feel quite claustrophobic and stuffed, especially if you use a material like leather.


Create a decorative wall using ceiling tiles

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Much like we talked about above when discussing leather wall panels, you can create a decorative wall or accent wall using ceiling tiles. However, just like the leather wall, this accent wall should be one wall in the room. Don’t make the whole room cramped.

Ceiling tiles are normally used on the ceiling (hence the name) but can be used quite effectively in other aspects, most notably as an accent wall. If leather isn’t really your cup of tea, this is the best way to bring about a cool accent wall. There are tons of ceiling tiles we have on our market to help you choose just the right tile for your sense of style. Once you find your favorite, all you have to do then is get to work!


Use molding on your walls in a modern way

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For the most part, molding is only ever used on the tops and bottoms of walls to make the whole style seem seamless and perfect. However, you may have noticed a modern trend is beginning to take over molding and we’re all here for it!

Basically, molding can be used on walls to help create a sense of design. For the most part, these designs tend to be relegated to just lines on the wall, where molding helps create almost panel look-alikes on the wall. By using molding in this way, you can create many different styles in your home. Whether you’re looking for a rustic or modern look, you can’t go wrong with this molding trick!

Plus, we have tons of molding options available on our market to help you narrow down just what you need to get done with on your new wall design.


Create a backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom

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If leather isn’t really your deal and you don’t know how you feel about applying panels to a whole wall in one room, maybe you should try out backsplashes instead. Backsplashes normally only take up a small amount of area behind a bathroom sink or in a certain part of the kitchen, but you really can just design it how you want it.

Backsplashes are also a really great way to get a bit more accustomed and used to decorative walls. If you’re brand new to the style, start with a cool backsplash before you decide to slap leather all on one of your walls. Alternatively, add that leather and a cool backsplash in your kitchen for the ultimate home.

Now that you have some inspiration rolling about your head, make sure you check out the products we have for sale on our market . We love decorating our homes just as much as you do, and our store shows it.

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