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Geometric Accent Walls Are Taking Over TikTok

A slatted shipboard accent wall in a living room.

TikTok might be known for food hacks, but it also has home design insights as well. Geometric accent walls are the latest trend to go viral on the platform.

Whether you want to chalk it up to people looking to create Zoom backgrounds or the resurgence of ’90s era décor, accent walls are back, and people are sharing theirs on TikTok. There are also some trends that are emerging among the larger landscape of the decorative statement walls.

PureWow spoke with design experts about these new accents and named three as the major trending looks, all of which fall within the modern-meets-geometric-shapes rage. The first is wavy shapes that take the color from a single-shade accent wall and spill it over into a scalloped design on the adjourning wall.

Like the half-circular shapes that make up the scalloped design, full-blown arches are another trend. Natalie Ebel, co-president of Backdrop, explained that this gives some architectural detail to a space. She also added that it’s a good way to frame certain elements of your home, like desks or beds.

Finally, there are classic lines, but this look will mean a bit more legwork. Wooden planks can be used to create these walls, as well as paint. This accent works particularly well against deeper hues, like navy and emerald green. But the key is making sure the slats or lines are straight and evenly spaced.

If these trendy designs have inspired you to jump on the accent wall train, you’ll be needing some supplies. Happy renovating!
[Via PureWow]
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