Imagine This: Amazing Accent Walls

Adding wallpaper to a bathroom alcove adds style and mood.

Imagine This: Amazing Accent Walls

We keep coming with new ways to accent and highlight with wallpaper in Richmond, Va.  Wall coverings have come a long way since the ’80s.  New printing techniques, specialty inks and textured substrates have me wallpapering the world!

While wallpapering an entire room might be a bit overpowering, I’ve recently been using these new styles for accent walls. Adding wallpaper to a specific area in a room provides an opportunity to showcase your  style and pull the decor elements together.

A Subtle Pattern Calms a Tub Alcove

Adding wallpaper to a bathroom alcove adds style and mood.


Candace Olson’s beautiful “Modern Fern” by York brings a calming color palette to this slipper tub alcove. The subtle pattern adds some style without overwhelming the clean, bright feeling.

Wallpaper Unifies a Guest Bedroom

Wallpaper adds style to this guest bedroom design by Kathy Corbet

Wallquest’s bold “Jacobean Flower” in blue is bold but unifying in this guest bedroom dormer.


Subtle Shimmer in a Master Bedroom

Wallpaper adds a hint of glamour to this master bedroom.

“Palladian” by York in aqua printed on foil shimmers subtly in this master sitting area.  Adjacent to it we inserted a wallpaper accent into the tray ceiling. Notice the patterns don’t always have to match exactly. They can complement one another to create a chic style.

Adding a Hint of Luxury to a Living Room

Add luxury to an already chic living room with wallpaper accents behind the shelving

“Metalique” by Natonal Wallcovering in the back of the built-in shelving adds a touch of glamour in this very chic living room. Imagine glimmers of this accent wallpaper showing behind the personal objects the owners add to their home.


Kathy Corbet Interiors is thrilled to be featured in the upcoming book Inspired Interiors. Browse some of our most beautiful spaces alongside the work of other leading interior designers and start imagining your dream home.