10 DIY Geometric Accent Wall Ideas

A geometric accent wall is a wall decorated to be a bold and fresh focal point of the room. It will add pattern, color, style and design in a big way, for just a little money.  You can add an accent with various paint techniques, wallpaper, tape or even fabric. However, the easiest and fastest way to create an accent wall is geometric wall paint. (And the cheapest!) Using a little creativity and these great tutorials from bloggers around the web, you can transform the whole feeling of a room with just this one idea. Do one in every room!



DIY Geometric Accent Wall Ideas & Tutorials

Geometric Wood Accent Wall

This modern geometric accent wall from ‘Olive & June‘ is a perfect example of the power of paint. They used cheap MDF board to create the pattern, and paint to make it a cohesive design. That’s it! This looks like a high end custom builder project, not a simple DIY. This would also look amazing as an accent wall in a master bedroom.


DIY Painted Ombre Hexagon Wall

I have had a girl crush on Karianne at ‘Thistlewood Farmsfor years, and this is why. This accent wall is done with geometric wall paint, and that’s it, my friends. She shows you exactly how to create the shape and pattern, and even how to add those cute hexagon shelves that give this look a 3D pop! Love.


DIY Washi Tape Wall

At ‘Everything Emily‘, she used washi tape from the craft store to create this DIY washi tape accent wall. Think how many different ideas you could use this idea for! Washi tape is cheap, and comes in a zillion different colors, patterns, and widths. Great budget project!


Geometric Wall Paint Idea

Here is another geometric wall paint idea from ‘Design Sponge‘. Seriously, does it get any easier to create this kind of style?


Painted Geometric Accent Wall Idea

This accent wall from ‘Crazy Life With Littles‘ , again, uses just paint. We love the trending colors, and the interest the different sizes and shapes makes on this wall. That boring little wall that you never knew what to hang on? This.


DIY Geometric Wall Design with Doilies

Every once in awhile, we update posts to add fresh and new projects. Even after updating this one, we just had to leave this DIY geometric accent wall idea in, even though it is quite a few years old. It’s just too brilliant! Actress Tori Spelling shows us how she created her paper doily entry wall in her own home using spray paint! Love all the color and that it has a graphic look, with a little softness close up. From ‘Redbook‘.


Paint Pen Wall

Ok, a $5 paint pen? That’s it? Yep, that’s all it took to make this amazing geometric accent wall from ‘The Wall Whisperer‘. Oh, and this brilliant tutorial to show you just how to make it look this amazing.


Board & Batten Accent Wall Idea

Here is another modern geometric wall from ‘Plank and Pillow‘. Their plank design uses just primed boards and paint, and it looks like this. Remember, you could make your wall more subtle by painting it a neutral color like this. Or, you could make it a “wow” accent wall by choosing an eye catching paint color.


DIY Stamped Triangle Wall

Vintage Revivals‘ shows you how to stamp a DIY tribal triangle wall! You could use any color, or even a shape other than a triangle with this method.DIY Tribal Triangle Wallpaper[3]


Striped Washi Tape Wall

This project is an easy DIY from ‘Ann Kelle‘. She created a colorful washi tape wall! Washi tape is a Japanese masking type tape found in lots of colors and patterns, and can be found at lots of craft and home improvement stores now. I think I would try this on a small accent wall… my arms would ache!

washi tape wall


So that should get you started on your dream home, one geometric accent wall at a time! You’ve seen these walls in custom homes, now you know how easy it can be to have one (or four!) in your own place. We think you will also love our posts on DIY Wood Wall Art Projects, Easy DIY Sharpie Art Ideas and  Cheap & Easy DIY Wall Decor Ideas over at TBD!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Marie Roxanne
    September 12, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I love that shutter wall!

    • Kathy Woodard
      September 17, 2015 / 10:18 am

      That’s my fav too!

  2. berna
    June 16, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Nice ideas.

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