Why You Need a Statement Wall in Your Home RN
We're always on the hunt for simple design ideas that pack a punch—and the king of them all has to be the statement wall. No matter what kind of home or apartment you live in, a single show-stopping wall can completely transform your space, boost your mood or highlight a unique architectural detail—all without breaking the bank or embarking on a lengthy reno adventure.
The key to pulling it off? Two things: Be strategic, but don't hold back. Be picky when it comes to choosing a wall.Think about where your eye is drawn upon entering a room—this is always a good starting point. Fireplaces and alcoves make great feature walls, and walls without windows and doors will be easier to work with, especially if you plan to decorate with wallpaper.
Since a statement wall is intended to be the focal point of the room, keep the rest of the decor on the more mellow side. Choose complementary hues and patterns, and elevate the room's sense of drama through texture.
We found a handful of impactful ideas to suit every style and taste. Scroll on for 11 show-stopping walls that make major impact.
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Now here's a novel idea: While most staircases are sandwiched between narrow hallways, this open-concept design is a style opportunity just waiting to be seized. With a coat of black paint and a bold piece of artwork, it transforms into a show-stopping backdrop for a contemporary seating space.
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Introducing the bedroom of our dreams. Splashes of vibrant green watercolor enliven this sleeping space while delivering a healthy dose of zen vibes. The only thing missing are a few cozy throws and warm candlelight for a decidedly modern take on the hygge trend.
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A commanding black and white motif steers this sitting room straight into ultra-modern territory. The wall dictates the rest of the decor, with a sleek rose gold lamp, streamlined side table and gray velvet couch playing up its futuristic aesthetic.
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Need an extra nudge to get yourself up and into the office? This color block wall mural is all the inspo you need. The geometric design will get the creative juices flowing without distracting from your daily to-do list. As for its effect on your work-life balance, well, let's just say you might be tempted to pull a little over time.
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Making a statement doesn't have to mean going OTT. A sophisticated shade of sage green adds a punch of panache to this all-white bohemian bathroom, but keeps in line with its low-key style.
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Murals and wallpaper aren't the only avenues to a scene-stealing wall. Wood paneling etched with a geometric design sets a cool tone for this light-filled room. Teamed with white tile and marble accents, the striking detail feels sophisticated.
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Statement walls allow you to get away with loud prints and color without totally throwing off the flow of your home. While not exactly what you'd call subtle, this banana leaf print comes off as edgy-yet-elegant when styled alongside modern furnishings and a muted color palette of ivory, cream, white and gold.
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Time consuming, yes. But worth it? 100%. Wall stenciling brings an element of drama and visual intrigue to an otherwise understated room. The hunter green paint pops against the white walls, while tying in seamlessly with the moss-colored linens and natural wood accents.
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Use paint to help define an open concept space without disrupting the flow. A moody blue-green color is used to make this petite kitchen and dining space feel distinct with almost zero effort.
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Use wood panels to create an inviting, rustic feel that is conducive to rest and relaxation. Mid-century furnishings and metallic details balance out the organic vibe, achieving a look that Frank Lloyd Wright or van der Rohe would approve of.