The accent wall is a simple way to create a stunning effect in an interior space, as seen in this living room design. Because the living room belongs to an open plan, the accent wall does more than just create visual interest or introduce pattern and color. Its relatively dark color actually elongates the room by visually pushing the wall back, creating depth. It also serves to define the living space without any physical boundaries. The concept of the accent wall has so many benefits, an it's usually such a simple solution. We like how they chose sitting chairs with a different style pattern from the wall - it creates some diversity while avoiding a matchy-matchy look. In a way, these very different patterns enhance each other side by side like this.