If you are looking to achieve a specific theme or style for your space, wall accents are the perfect way to add character and bring the look together!
What if my house has a rustic or traditional country theme? => Experiment with textures
If your house has a rustic or country theme, you have the perfect opportunity to experiment with textures. Textures like woods, metals, and burlap work great in this theme as they are earthy and will help the space feel warm and cozy.
To prevent the space from looking too dated or over the top, consider choosing only a few textured pieces. For example, placing a large, reclaimed wood sign or window as a centerpiece is still traditional but also in line with contemporary style. Try surrounding the piece with understated photos, prints, or whatever vintage-looking trinkets you can find.
Other examples of popular rustic/traditional country wall accents include:
- Metal wall racks
- Hanging mason jars with lights or flowers
- Vintage-inspired wooden or metal signs
- Faux taxidermy
What if my house has a modern and contemporary look? => Try sleek lines and geometric patterns
Modern design is all about keeping your décor light, simple and minimalistic. To bring this theme to your walls, try to go for large statement pieces that incorporate sleek lines, abstract patterns, and solid colors.
Gallery walls are also very on trend and are a great way to add a ton of personality while still staying modern.
Other examples of popular modern/contemporary wall accents include:
- Abstract animal sculptures
- Mirrors and mirror collages
- Shadow boxes
- Gold or silver hanging wall sculptures
What if my house has a calming/relaxation theme? => Go back to nature
If you want your space to have a more relaxed and spa-like feel, think about incorporating pieces that represent nature. Stones, seashells, and images of plants are a great way to bring serenity to the space. Sandstone pieces also work really well for this as they are lightweight and can easily hang on the wall.
In terms of color palettes, you will want to avoid bright colors and stick with neutral, natural tones with soft textures. To bring even more life to the walls, try to find some mounted pots with plants or experiment with sone hanging greenery.
Other examples of popular calming/relaxation wall accents include:
- Coral or sand dollar shaped wall sculptures
- Reclaimed wooden shelves
- Floral or scenic paintings
- Bamboo frames
What if my house has a vintage or 'shabby chic' theme? => Think eclectic pieces and florals
If your home has a vintage vibe, the sky is your limit for wall art. You'll want to find some eclectic pieces and trinkets that have a bit of character.
While you may want to go with a common color scheme, this theme can also work if you incorporate wall art of many different colors. However, try to choose a few pieces and then group them together in groups of three or four.
You can also try to look for distressed items that look antique. Black and white photographs, antique prints of posters, and obscure paintings are wonderful ways to add a ton of character and personality to the space.
Florals will also be your friend. Try going for a floral-print canvas, real hanging plants, or even flower-shaped stone wall sculptures.
Other examples of popular vintage/shabby chic wall accents include:
- Hanging birdcages
- Hanging wall planters
- Crocheted dream catchers
- Ceramic or metal flower sculptures
- Reclaimed wooden mirrors or photo frames