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23 Captivating Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas That Will Steal Your Heart

By Indah Nur Ariviani June 29, 2020

The bathroom is often called the source of inspiration, where you can find inspiration and get yourself lost in deep thoughts. But ironically, we often don’t put too much consideration when designing it. We tend to take the bathroom for granted while it actually can be one of the most tranquil spaces in your home. No need for heavy decoration, a simple and sophisticated accent wall will be enough to make a highlight.

An accent wall will push a certain point in the room forward since it is visually different from the rest of the wall, be it in colors, patterns, or sticking wallpapers. When you are thinking about a small remodeling, the accent wall is indeed a choice that you should consider. Check out how these accent wall ideas can give your bathroom a completely new look without significant changes.

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Insert Art Tiles Near the Tub

Insert Art Tiles Near the Tub - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

For a bathroom that has a strong luxury and elegant vibe, this rather colorful art tiles breathe life to the design. Since this Mediterranean style is dominated by neutral-colored marble, the artsy accent wall stands out and definitely winning against the small aquarium and patterned shower wall.

Consider Black and White Mosaic

Consider Black and White Mosaic - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Gray makes a timeless bathroom with minimalist and modern touch. While this bathroom lacks ornaments and décor, the mosaic tiles as an accent wall is a strong statement. To complete the monochromatic look, choosing black and white color is the right thing to do.

Let the Brick Wall Be Visible

Let the Brick Wall Be Visible - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Who doesn’t love an all-white bathroom? Its clean and crisp look creates much peace and tranquility for the soul, but it may appear boring as well due to the plainness. However, you won’t find that if you have a full visible brick as an accent wall.

Put the Carpeted Wall on the End

Put the Carpeted Wall on the End - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Combining white and gray is great, but you couldn’t avoid the empty feeling like something is missing. This large and luxurious bathroom is an example. With a white wall and ceiling, combined with gray furniture and wooden flooring, all you need is a carpeted blue wall to liven up the design. Together with the glass chandelier, it becomes the focal point of the room.

Choose Neutral Colors

Choose Neutral Colors - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Vanity areas often get chosen for the accent wall. You will know why once you take a look at the picture. Without the chevron-patterned tiles, the bathroom will be plainly black and white. More than just appear bolder, the neutral-toned tiles also have two different colors and white grout.

Infuse Some Colors With Marble

Infuse Some Colors With Marble - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

This marble bathroom combines minimalism and luxury at the same time since the whole surface made of the same material in the same color. It may have patterns to begin with, but the colorful accent wall at the end of the room is the highlight of the design. Note that even the accent wall is also made of marble.

Show Luxury in Damask Wallpaper

Show Luxury in Damask Wallpaper - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Powder room takes up only a small space, but it doesn’t mean you can take it for granted. This one, for example, is thoroughly designed to the smallest details. Dominated in gray color, the bathroom has various patterns from the vanity countertop and floor tiles. But the scene-stealer is none other than the damask wallpaper, which is in matching color as the overall theme.

Make Differences With Honeycomb Tiles

Make Differences With Honeycomb Tiles - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

If you prefer to preserve an all-white look for the bathroom, you don’t have to add any color to make it stylish. Aside from the twin floating vanity – which match the floor tiles color, the bathroom is not boring at all thanks to the protruding honeycomb pattern of the accent wall. Subtle yet visible; enhance the look by choosing yellow bulbs.

Opt for Floral Tiles to Refresh the Mood

Opt for Floral Tiles to Refresh the Mood - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Yet another all-white bathroom with a major statement. The spacious shower room appears indifferently as the room outside. Its floral tiles accent wall is a refreshment to the design. Even the flowers on the tiles appear in white as well.

Have Fun Using Random Patterns

Have Fun Using Random Patterns - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

The black and white bathroom is classic and versatile. You can use this color in literally every design style. Including this one, which has quite tiny space, the fun-patterned random tiles take the spotlight. The accent wall connects the black floor and white ceiling, like the transitioning gray wall in the shower area.

Create a Contrasting Look

Create a Contrasting Look - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

There is a good reason why black and white always look good together. Their contrasting appearance creates a charming visual that is ever-appealing, just like the diffused black accent wall that contrasts the rest of the wall. The flooring and vanity cabinet is another contrasting element of this bathroom design.

Give Shapes to the Marble

Give Shapes to the Marble - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

White is undoubtedly the ultimate color for a narrow shower room. The subway tiles flank it perfectly, making it looks roomier. Since the floor and ceiling are also in bright white, the marble accent wall in hex tiles becomes the most interesting part of the bathroom.

Stick Moss to the Wall

Stick Moss to the Wall - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Putting greenery inside a bathroom will promote a refreshing look, but it doesn’t always have to be a potted plant. Try this moss accent wall altogether with the plants. For this feature to stands out, keep the rest of the room in neutral colors.

Brighten Up With Orange

Brighten Up With Orange - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

A bathroom should be energizing when you take a shower in the morning. Orange is the color that describes it best. Make bright orange as the accent wall in combination with wooden flooring and see how dramatic it can look once the sunlight peeks through the open blinds.

Use Quirky Tiles in Golden Finish

Use Quirky Tiles in Golden Finish - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Any color will look good against white. That is why you have an unlimited range of accent wall choice if your bathroom theme is white. Such as this one, where the accent wall is the quirky square-tiled in a golden finish. It also produces a three-dimensional effect that makes the bathroom design more charming.

Go Monochromatic

Go Monochromatic - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

In a bathroom which has a balanced monochromatic look – all-white wall and matte black floor tiles, the brass fixtures give a colorful touch but not enough to make a statement. While you keep the wall near the shower and tub empty, fill in the one above the vanity table with wallpaper that also embraces its monochromatic vibes.

Consider Textured Tiles

Consider Textured Tiles - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

This all-white bathroom is actually far from boredom thanks to the different finishes of the various aspects. While the floor and ceiling are all in white, the accent wall is indifferent. But it appears to have different textures, making it more prominent against the rest.

Touch of Turquoise

Touch of Turquoise - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

A white room is a canvas that all color you splash on it will stand out effortlessly. However, you need to be careful in choosing what kind of accent wall you’d like. The turquoise accent wall has a shabby effect on its surface, making it more detailed and randomly pretty to highlight your bathroom.

Use Whimsical Patterns

Use Whimsical Patterns - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

While making an accent wall, one thing you should know is that it doesn’t always have to fill the whole wall. This partial accent wall made out of whimsical-patterned tiles also visually separates the vanity and toilet area subtly. Keeping the tiles in matching color will help to make the tiles look more coordinated.

Stack the Wood Logs Together

Stack the Wood Logs Together - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Leave wallpapers, tiles, and vivid colors for a while, take a look at this unique accent wall choice. Not only the uncommon placement but stacking wood logs in different sizes in the recessed wall makes a one-of-a-kind wall accent. You can change wood logs to unused cans, plastics, etc. to show your unique taste.

Consider Industrial Wooden Wall

Consider Industrial Wooden Wall - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

This super tiny bathroom lacks lighting that exudes a mysterious charm. To underline the industrial style, use wood planks as the accent wall in raw finish. Avoid attaching too many things on the wall to make it more stand out.

Highlight With Wooden Wall

Highlight With Wooden Wall - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

The wooden accent wall highlights the vanity area, firmly separates it from the shower. Leaving some space between the accent wall and the ceiling remarks that it’s still a part of the big bathroom.

Cheer Up Using Yellow Subway

Cheer Up Using Yellow Subway - Bathroom Accent Wall Ideas

Cheer up your mood every time you go to the bathroom by having yellow as the accent wall. Against the white wall and flooring, as well as the furniture, the subway tiles shine brightly. The bluish towels are also a good complement to the design.

Indah Nur Ariviani[Editor]
Indah is an experienced & professional content writer & editor covering awesome ideas about home decor and improvements. She is a hard worker, a life-long learner and a determined person. When she's not writing here, you may find her writing about lifestyle, translating documents or getting dizzy learning finance-related stuff.

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