Adding an Accent Wall in Your Bathroom

By Code Authority
July 1, 2019

One of the best perks of owning a home is the endless customization opportunities available. If you could enhance your home in a unique way, why not go for it?

Having an accent wall installed in your bathroom is a hot trend in 2019. This allows you to combine form and functionality by adding a little flare and personality to one of the most utilized rooms in the house.

Here, we’re going to give you 4 reasons why you should include an accent wall in your upcoming bathroom renovation.

Reason #1: They Serve Numerous Purposes

Beautiful, stunning home accents don’t need to be solely aesthetic – they can double as a functional piece as well. An accent wall in your bathroom is a great way to experience the best of both.

Aside from stylizing the room, an accent wall in the bathroom can protect your walls from water splashes which could lead to staining and damage. Placing a backsplash with nonporous materials behind a sink or near a shower or bath is an elegant way to keep things clean and protected.

Some designers and renovators also choose to implement shelving on an accent wall for additional storage. This gives you the opportunity to place candles, pictures, and other items to liven up the room.

Reason #2: To Engage the Senses

Varying textures, sounds, and visuals engage your senses. Even the smell of some materials is alluring! 

Whether you choose to go for an industrial look or farmhouse style, you can choose materials that influence the look of the space. Metals are great materials to use in an industrial-styled space, and wood planks and shiplap are recommended for farmhouse enhancements. 

Furthermore, bathrooms are areas for both relaxation and preparation.  

If you’re looking for extra reflection for the perfect selfie, an accent wall of mirror tiles can be implemented in your bathroom. If you’re more interested in modern touches, sound systems and built-in, voice-activated lighting are nice features. And those looking to renovate their bathroom with a spa-like aesthetic in mind could consider adding accent walls with waterfall features. How cool would that be? 

Whatever sensation you’re hoping to feel after the bathroom has been fully renovated, a variety of materials can add to the literal and figurative feeling you’re searching for. 

Rough textures to utilize in a modern accent wall include materials such as stone, concrete, brick or shiplap. Smooth textures such as mosaic tiles, marble, onyx and wallpaper are also great choices for those looking for a levelled accent wall.  

It’s your bathroom, so engage your senses in whatever way appeals to you! We love to implement a variety of features to customize your bathroom. 

Reason #3: It Improves Resale Value

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: bathrooms and kitchens sell homes! 

Bathroom upgrades improve the resale value of your home. People love to see upgrades in a home for a variety of reasons.

For one, it means the new homeowners don’t have to worry about upgrading the space. It saves the potential homeowners time, money, and hassle. Another reason is because they can see themselves enjoying the upgraded features. Upgrades are a way to show the next homeowner that you care about the space enough to improve it. 

Accent walls are upgrades to the visual appeal of the bathroom. So, if you’re looking to improve the resale value of your house, consider adding an accent wall to the bathroom! 

Reason #4: To Improve the Visual Appeal of the Space

Accent walls are meant to be unique aspects of your home. Renovators can choose from a variety of materials and colors to implement in their accent wall, making the combinations of decorative elements limitless. 

The whole wall can be decorated, or you can only accent a portion of the wall and leave the rest of it blank to draw more attention to the accentuated area.  

Lighting can also enhance the visual appeal of your accent wall. Strategically placing lights near or within the wall aids in highlighting the wall’s beautiful features, as well as yours! 


There are many routes one could go when adding an accent wall to their home’s bathroom.  

Homeowners have the freedom to make their house uniquely theirs, so the materials, look and feel are all up to them. Not every homeowner knows what they want, though, and that’s where the professionals at Elegant Kitchen & Bath come in.  

It doesn’t matter if you currently have a perfect feature wall in mind or not – the Elegant Kitchen and Bath team is happy to look at the space to determine the possibility of establishing an accent wall.  

We’re happy to enhance your bathroom with an accent wall, as well as other chic features. Contact us today to see how we can make your kitchen or bathroom elegant!E