Who doesn’t love a good accent wall?! Today I’m featuring some absolutely incredible budget-friendly accent wall ideas. Some use a simple Sharpie marker and ruler, while others require a little skill and patience. Wherever you are on your DIY journey, these accent wall ideas are sure to inspire you to get creative with your own spaces.
I am all about creating beautiful spaces on a budget, and what better way to add a little color, texture and/or pattern than an accent wall? I found some amazing DIY accent wall ideas ranging from easy to complex, but they’re all easy on your wallet. Whether you choose an accent wall created with a simple sponge or one using a complex pattern of wood; each idea is meant to inspire you to create a space you’ll love.
Budget Friendly Accent Wall Ideas
Accents Walls Using A Sharpie
Let’s start with accent walls that use one simple item you probably have on your desk… or maybe hiding in the junk drawer. A Sharpie marker. While some of the ideas below might require a bit of artistic ability, others can be accomplished with the help of a ruler.
Floral Accent Wall with Sharpie via @spacefordreaming
Diamond Pattern Sharpie Accent Wall via Olive & June
Geometric Sharpie Accent Wall via Classy Clutter
Stamped & Sponge Painted Accent Walls
While a Sharpie is definitely a budget-friendly way to add pattern to a wall, how about a sponge?
Left: Dark Sponge Painted Accent Wall via Wildfire Restoration // Right: Light Sponged Painted Accent Wall via Project Whim
Stamped Accent Wall via Marly Dice (The tutorial can be found here)
Painted Accent Walls
While not quite as cheap as a Sharpie or sponge, paint is another budget friendly option for adding color to a space. (Check out this post on how to score FREE paint!) Go bold with a high-contract color, or create a multi-use space with chalkboard/whiteboard paint and add your weekly menus or to-do list.
Chalkboard Accent Wall via Grillo Designs
If you aren’t quite ready to commit to an entire chalkboard wall, check out the framed chalkboard section over our coffee station as another option.
Faux Concrete Wall via Songbird
High Contrast Accent Wall via 11 Magnolia Lane
Whiteboard Accent Wall via Bloom in the Black
Stenciled Accent Walls
Wallpaper is making quite the comeback. I see it everywhere! But wallpaper is expensive. Featured below are accent walls that look like wallpaper, but are actually created using a stencil. While this requires a little time and patience, the end results are incredible.
Stenciled Accent Wall via Anna Bruce
Geometric Stenciled Wall via Bloom in the Black
Stenciled Accent Wall via Maison de Pax
Wood Accent Walls
I absolutely love this trend of adding wood to a wall to really make it pop. While wood can get expensive, I have a few tips on getting it at a discount. Each of the following accent walls use wood in a very different way; some are complex and may require a little more skill, while others are perfect for beginners.
Plywood Gallery Wall via Within the Grove
Wood Accent Wall via Cribbs Style
Geometric Stained Wood Accent Wall via Crafted By the Hunts
Board & Batten Accent Wall via Living Letter Home (The tutorial can be found here)
Vertical Shiplap Wall via Sustain My Craft Habit (Tutorial can be found here)
For budget-friendly horizontal shiplap, check out this post.
Geometric Wood Accent Wall via Love, Create, Celebrate
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