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Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Accent Wall | Master Bedroom Makeover

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Can we just take a moment and say, “Ahhhhh” together? Ahhhhh. That is exactly how I feel when I walk into my new master bedroom. It’s been a long time coming for me to enjoy an actual master bedroom oasis. But that is exactly what I want to share with you today! Keep on reading for my modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall reveal. It’s a master bedroom makeover!

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

This post may contain affiliate links. The Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paint featured in this post was provided by KILZ; all opinions and reviews are my own.

Master Bedroom | Before

Everyone loves a good before and after. Here is our new master bedroom as it was when we moved in.

This space has vaulted ceilings, large windows overlooking a wooded creek, and plenty of bonus space. However, all of that was detracted from by a bland wall color and an awkwardly laid out room.

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

There are many odd angles to this room and three doorways to work around. Since that made it difficult to freshen the space with decor, I decided to modernize this room with a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall and a fresh coat of paint!

In this space I’ve used Magnolia Home paint which is such an amazing product to work with for us DIYers.

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

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A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Accent Wall | The Process

My main goal in this space was to create a focal point behind the bed with this modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Using thin slats of wood to create a board and batten look is an extremely easy way to modernize a room within minutes.

The first step was to choose my accent wall paint color.

Typically, I would lean towards a neutral gray, as you can see with two of my samples. However, this time around I wanted to go bold!

I tested out a beautiful forest green color by Magnolia Home called Regal Leaf.

It changes beautifully with the light and goes from a deep forest green to a more modern green in the afternoon.

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

Now for the modern farmhouse accent wall!

Rather than providing a full tutorial on my process, I will send you to this tutorial where I installed board and batten in my entryway.

The main differences in my process verses this project are:

  • I used smaller boards as shown below
  • The spacing is different based on the wall size
A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!
A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

As you can see, I didn’t go-it-alone on this project. Aren’t dads great? I’m grateful he and my mom both have mad DIY skills and were willing to help get this project completed before we fully moved in!

I will say, the most tedious portion of this project was trimming out those slats of wood!

Luckily, it was a small wall and the process was made easy by Magnolia Home’s paint! It has such great coverage that I had no problems covering the wood grain in the slats or the previous wall color.

Which wall should be the accent wall?

One of the top questions when creating an accent wall is which wall should be the accent wall? Traditionally, in a bedroom it would be the wall where you bed is placed. This creates an obvious focal point and makes it easy to dress up the space with new bedding or artwork.

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Green Accent Wall

Alternatively, you can add an accent wall behind a bedroom office space, or if you have the room, behind a seating area.

The rule of thumb is, whatever space you want to be the focal point is where you will add your bedroom accent wall. In my case, a dark green accent wall!

Dark Green Accent Wall

This farmhouse master bedroom accent wall is my most asked about question on Instagram. Having a green accent wall when the all white and grey trend was in play really made my bedroom stand out. I love this green accent wall still, years later, and the color is one of my favorites.

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

It is called Regal Leaf by Magnolia and is one of the most beautiful deep greens with a hint of softness.

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Accent Wall | Reveal!

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

Ta-da!! Here she is in all her modern farmhouse glory. Since I went with such a bold accent wall color I used Magnolia Home paint in the color Shiplap for the remainder of the room.

The weathered white is the perfect balance to a bold accent wall.

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!
A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

You will also be seeing a lot more of it in my home because I’ll be using it in the majority of the main living area! It is such calming white so I can’t wait for you to see how much it brightens a space.

A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!
A master bedroom should be your oasis! That is exactly what I created when I installed a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall. Head to the blog to see my master bedroom retreat and to get the tutorial and paint sources!

I am itching to truly start decorating the rest of this room but I couldn’t resist adding some pretty accent pillows to make it feel more finished. You can similar looks to these beautiful pillows here. I love the linen texture it has to compliment the modern farmhouse theme I’m going for.

Now I’m ready to simply enjoy this oasis we’ve created. Who knew that a few slats of wood, fresh paint, and a little hard work could so easily transform a room?!

If you’re looking for some modern farmhouse colors that are fresh yet neutral, I highly recommend Magnolia Home’s Shiplap (weathered white) and Regal Leaf (green) as shown above!

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Master Bedroom Decor | Shop

I can’t get enough of my cozy bedding. If you’d like to get a similar look you can shop my bedroom here.

You can find the full bedroom reveal with all the finishing touches here!

UPDATE: Want to see how our primary bedroom looks with a little refresh?

If you’re looking for more master bedroom inspiration, see how I’ve decorated it through the seasons!

Now, who’s ready to create a modern farmhouse bedroom accent wall in your own home?! If you’re planning any updates I’d love to hear about them! Leave me a comment below.

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Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Green Accent Wall

20 Comments

  1. Love it! I’m about to attempt a small wall of board and batten by our door, hopefully it turns out looking as nice as yours does!

  2. That turned out so beautiful. I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of the house. And props to you for starting with your bedroom-that often seems like the last thing people get around to, even though it has the potential to be an oasis, like you said.

  3. I’m always so scared of color but this is going to make me take the leap into doing an accent wall. The white bedding against that color looks so dreamy! I just bought a set of bamboo sheets from cariloha.com so it would be perfect timing to do some painting before they come in. Thanks so much for this really neat idea 🙂

  4. This wall has inspired me! Looking to create this in our nursery. Question… are your walls textured? Mine are slightly textured and I dont know how it would look with smooth wood molding and textured walls.

    1. Thank you so much! Our walls are smooth. The texture may cause a problem because the wood won’t lay flush against the back. You could potentially remove the texture but that is a fairly involved project!

  5. Thanks for every other great article. Where else may just
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    1. Mine are about 16″ apart, however, we just spaced them so that they fit evenly on my wall. So you will want to measure your space and then space them out accordingly. 🙂

      1. Were you able to go directly on the studs? My project I won’t be on the studs so I’m wondering if I will be able to just nail into the drywall, or if I should use glue?

        1. We didn’t worry about anchoring to the studs because I chose not to hang anything heavy on the added wood. If you need the extra stability, a construction adhesive is a good option!

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