Accent walls are a great way to break up an otherwise dull or mundane space and transform it into an eye-catching area of your home. You can easily and quickly update a room by using decorative wall panels made of faux brick, rock, or stone.
Faux materials have come a long way since their 1970s counterparts—you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a natural (and expensive) stone wall panel and a modern faux one that costs far less.
Read on to learn more about accent wall panel ideas and how you can get the natural look for less.
Faux River Rock Paneling
River rock paneling adds an earthy 3D element to any wall they grace. The slight color variations and sizes create eye-catching detail and add contrast to your stone accent wall. They’re available in appealing natural colors that make it appear as if you’ve personally selected these rocks from a nearby river stream.
These panels are highly durable as well. The durable and lightweight polyurethane materials won’t chip, fade, or deteriorate. They’re also easy to install and come in a wide range of patterns and colors, such as gray, tan, or mixed colors.
Faux Wood Planks
Faux wood planks bring warmth and a bold finishing touch to the interior of your home or office. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colors, such as Early American, Antique Brown, Whitewash, and Dark Walnut, to name just a few.
Unlike real wood planks, faux ones won’t warp, rot, or deteriorate over time, and they’re impervious to termites and other pests. This will allow your wooden accent wall panels to stay as pristine-looking as the day you installed them!
Faux stone panels offer natural tones, rough textures, and rugged interlocking that create a timeless look and feel. They look great in areas such as fireplaces, dens, or kitchens, and their height makes them ideal for wainscotting as they will fit perfectly underneath most standard windows.
The lightweight polyurethane they’re made out of is waterproof, fade-resistant, and weather-proof, so they’re ideal for areas subjected to temperature changes. Faux cobblestone panels come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, such as limestone, grey smoke, and sand.
End Grain Wood Wall Panels
End grain wood is another highly unique type of wall panel that offers something different than what you usually see. They give off the appearance of naturally distressed wood and have noticeable texture and tone differences that attract attention.
These rugged-looking panels are made from a high-density polyurethane mold that captures the minute details of distressed wood. They come in neutral yet eye-catching colors and also have a fire-rated polyurethane option.
Traditional Brick Walls
Bricks are reliable, sturdy, and in some patterns, they evoke memories of days gone by. However, the cost of adding actual brick accent walls to any indoor area is high and can take a long while—not to mention you’ll need to find the services of an actual mason to perform the job.
Traditional brick wall panels come in a wide variety of patterns and add the classic appeal of actual bricks without the hassle or price. They’re available in various shades and textures, including red, dark grey, brown, and white. Decorative brick walls are made out of high-density polyurethane, giving them exceptional wear and tear damage.
This unique wall panel style can only be found at Barron Designs—Reclaimed Shiplap Barn Wood wall paneling is handcrafted from molds made from genuine reclaimed wood found on vintage barns.
These panels weigh less than one-third of the weight of a traditional solid wood board panel. They’re made out of high-density polyurethane, so they’re durable and maintenance-free. Best of all, they won’t crack, fade, split, or warp, unlike real wood. You’ll also never have to worry about termites and other pests!
Need More Accent Wall Panel Ideas & Inspiration?
There are countless faux choices for accent wall panel ideas that are easy to install, won’t break the bank, and will last for a very long time compared to the real thing. Visit our online showroom below for more accent wall ideas.
For more inspiration: How to Give Your Fireplace Surround a Classic Look with Faux