If the thought of creating a feature wall seems painfully stuck in the ‘90s, think again. Sure, the concept was huge then, but it’s come a long way since the days of sponge painting and chintz. These days, it’s a creative outlet (and an excuse to update your Zoom background), with dozens of people sharing their DIYs across social media. (Seriously—#accentwall has 159.9 million views and climbing on TikTok.)
Instead of painting a wall a solid color and calling it a day, people are getting artistic, and in the process, three major accent wall trends have emerged: waves, arches and slatted designs. Take a closer look at all three—and by the end of this story, you may start looking at your walls in a whole new way.