10 Faux Brick and DIY Stone Accent Walls

Have a wall in your home that makes you snooze? Sometimes we want a little more than just paint or wallpaper to transform our walls. Try adding a stone accent wall or faux brick wall with these DIY ideas, projects and tutorials. Make the wall a focal point that has an upscale look, but can blend with almost any style or feel. You don’t have to hire a contractor either!




Faux Brick Walls DIY

Faux White Brick Wall

Here is an easy DIY faux brick wall that is aged white from ‘Beauty for Ashes’. She talks you through how she installed the wall panels in her laundry room, and how a bucket of spackle is all you need to make it look 100 years old. Step by step photos, too!


Herringbone DIY Faux Brick Wall

If you want to install a DIY faux brick accent wall with character, look no farther than the tutorial over at ‘Handmade Haven’. Seriously, could this be a more romantic look for a master bedroom? Follow along as she shows you how to install the thin brick panels and how to finish them off.


DIY Faux Brick Panel Wall

Want a faux brick wall, for less than $75? Then jump on over to ‘Sammy on State’ and find out how they got theirs done! Instructions on how to install the faux brick, and also how to finish it to look aged.


German Smear Brick Wall

H20 Bungalow’ shows us how to do the German Smear technique to age both faux brick panels, and even real brick! She has examples of several different applications, and easy instructions on how to get this look just right.


Stone Accent Walls DIY

Faux Stone Accent Wall Tutorial

This faux stone accent wall from ‘Sawdust 2 Stitches’ uses a stone panel of over-grouted, larger stone. This has a more rustic look, but when paired with gorgeous styling, it looks old world and one of a kind! Lots of photos for this tutorial.


Stacked Stone Accent Wall

Pine & Prospect’ used a stone veneer product called Air Stone to create an accent wall in their cottage style kitchen. They show you how to install their stone accent wall, then how to finish it out with trim. Gorgeous update!


Faux Stone Living Room Wall

Courtenay from ‘Creek Line House’ created a faux stone wall in their living room space that changed the whole look of their home! They also used Air Stone, but in a different pattern and look. Lots of great tips on installation here as well!


Faux Stone Wall Panel Install

A Blissful Nest’ shows you yet another take on the Air Stone product. They installed a natural look stone into their media room, paired with a deep navy paint for drama. Go check out the final look!


Stone Accent Wall for Outdoors

If you want a way to dress up a plain concrete wall, consider adding a faux stone wall product. It is an easy DIY with this tutorial from ‘Southern Hospitality’, and it adds value to your home, as well as makes it look so much prettier!


Thin Brick Accent Wall

If you don’t want to use faux brick wall panels, then your other choice is using thin brick veneers. If you want a basic tutorial on how to install a thin brick wall, jump on over to ‘DIY Network’.


Rock Accent Wall

We love this project from ‘Houzz‘, but it didn’t have a tutorial with it. So we found for you from ‘Instructables‘, here is how to build an indoor stone wall… This one is not a veneer project, they used real stones! Great if you want a more rustic look. This tutorial could be adapted to create the look in the ‘Houzz’ project below!

DIY stone accent walls

We hope you are excited about using one of these DIY Stone Accent & Faux Brick Wall Projects! We think you will also love our post on Boost Your Homes Value with Easy DIY Projects and DIY Stair Railing Ideas! You might also be interested in our posts on DIY Baseboard Ideas and Painted Floor Ideas & Projects on our sister site 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.

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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. Desiree Eaton
    March 9, 2017 / 5:31 am

    Could you do the pebbles over existing bathroom tile? Or does it have to be removed?

    • Kathy Woodard
      March 21, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      I would think if you use the cement board like they did in the tutorial, you could go right over existing tile. But remember, you will have raised the level of the floor by placing it on top of existing flooring. Keep this in mind for clearance of doors, etc… Also, you will need to be able to screw the cement board down to the subfloor. Good luck!

  2. Rkemper
    November 21, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Can it be applied to a painted cement wall or does it have to be drywalled first? I was thinking this would be awesome for my basement. It is unfinished.

    • Kathy Woodard
      December 5, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Which project?

    • Vicki
      January 28, 2017 / 11:45 am

      When someone replies to you, can you post it? I’m interseted in the answer as well.

  3. Holly
    February 15, 2016 / 3:45 am

    Hi. Where can you buy the faux brick?

    • Kathy Woodard
      June 23, 2016 / 9:08 am

      Most building supply can order it for you.

  4. December 18, 2015 / 4:14 am

    Omg, these are just the tutorials I need for when I stay remodeling my home!

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