Last updated on August 20th, 2023
Accent wall cost guide
Accent walls are a timeless piece of home decor and have been one of the popular additions to houses up and down the UK this past decade. If you are thinking about making your rooms pop with personality, an accent wall might just be what you are looking for.
Accent walls are a timeless piece of home decor and have been one of the popular additions to houses up and down the UK this past decade. If you are thinking about making your rooms pop with personality, an accent wall might just be what you are looking for. Before you start planning your new interior, read on. The following guide gives an overview of the average accent wall cost and key considerations for the project.
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Accent wall cost
|Type of accent wall
|Size of room
|Wood accent wall
|330 sq. ft. room
|Stone accent wall
|330 sq. ft. room
Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
The first decision you will need to make is what material you would like to see on your new accent wall. The most popular choices are wood and stone. On average, wood accent wall installation costs between £1,000 and £3,000 for the average 330 square foot living room. This includes both labour and materials required to complete the job.
As a rule of thumb, typically a stone accent wall will cost more than a wood accent wall, with the average cost sitting at £5,000 for installation. Both can be great additions to your interior, drawing the eye and giving a room unique character.
Need to keep the costs down? You can always add an accent wall on the cheap by hiring a painter/decorator to paint a feature wall or add striking wallpaper. On average, you can expect a day-rate of £250 for a tradesperson to paint a standard-size living room.
What factors affect the total wood accent wall price?
Like with all home renovation jobs, there will be several factors that influence the total cost. This includes:
- The size of the wall
- The materials used
- The level of detail/complexity of the design
Realistically, geographical location will also likely influence your total bill, with labour in the South East of England and London typically costing more than in the rest of the country. This price could further increase if specialist designs or wood panels are required.
On average, the wooden boards themselves cost in the region of £2 – £5 each. Of course, the price you pay will depend on the quality of the wood and whether they’re made from soft or hardwood. From a purely aesthetic standpoint, pine or cedar tend to make for the most visually appealing wood accent walls.
How much does it cost to make a stone wall?
Stone accent walls bring a rustic outdoor feel to any space. Generally speaking, a stone accent wall costs between £3,000 to £7,000 to install, or between £20 and £60 per square foot depending on the thickness and style.
Can any wall be an accent wall?
Accent walls are a striking addition to any room, be it a tiled wall in a bathroom or a wood wall in your living room. They boast a unique design, pattern, colour or material to the rest of the room. The result is a feature wall that creates intrigue and stands out.
Can I install an accent wall by myself?
If you have experience of installing accent walls, you are probably equipped to take on this rewarding but labour-intensive task. If you do not have experience installing accent walls or are unfamiliar with the materials you are using, it is probably best to contact a tradesperson for a full quote. To get started, simply enter your postcode to our free search tool below.
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Working with professional estimators, we collate cost estimates for the common home improvement and repair jobs in the UK.
All the costs are estimates only. For accurate costs for your particular requirements, you are encouraged to reach out to professional tradespeople to receive a quote for your job.