Bedroom with a neutral, beadboard accent wall.

Eye-Catching Accent Walls Start with the Right Rental Tools

Accent walls offer homeowners and contractors a simple way to transform the look and feel of a space without rebuilding from the ground up. They can add depth, dimension, or even imagery with a pop of color to amp up an interior and create the focal point from which all other decorative elements are based.

To achieve a stunning visual impact, consider these ideas and the tools that can help you accomplish the look.


Planning the New Look


Break out the vision boards. If you are preparing to configure an accent wall for yourself or a client, start by researching projects both on-trend and timeless. Ask yourself what it will take to get from the current look to the desired finish — from supplies to tools — and how Sunbelt Rentals might be able to help you bridge the gap in your own toolbox.

Exercise your creativity on the job with one (or more) of the following ideas:

  • Beadboard accent wall: With distinctive grooves and charming dimension, beadboard accent walls add warmth and architectural detail to a space. Take it from DIYer @texasdiymama, who rented cordless Sunbelt Rentals tools to successfully complete a timeless accent wall in her sister’s home.
  • Painted accent wall: One of the simplest ways to create contrast in a space is to differentiate paint colors. After your wall surface is properly prepared, gear up with a paint sprayer (Don’t have one? Rent one!) to ensure quality paint coverage done fast.
  • Shiplap accent wall: For a more rustic coastal aesthetic, you may be inclined to install horizontal or vertical planks to add texture and depth. See how the home project pros at @diyplaybook used a table saw to ensure accurate board cuts in this vertical shiplap installation.
  • Tile accent wall: Often seen in kitchens or bathrooms, decorative tiles can help achieve striking detail on one standout wall. For this job, we recommend reaching for this tile saw.
  • Wallpaper accent wall: Create a bold statement on the job by carefully measuring, cutting, and applying wallpaper accents. Looking to remove existing wallpaper and start fresh? Check out our wallpaper steamers available to rent.


Person wearing safety glasses and gloves using a table saw in a backyard.


Maximizing the Rental Experience


At Sunbelt Rentals, we are unwavering in our commitment to equip you with the best tools in the market. When you enter one of our many locations across North America, we work to understand a project and anticipate the needs and potential challenges behind the job at hand.

Here’s a go-to guide to give you a 360-degree view of our tool rental process as it relates to accent wall projects and required tools:

  • Step 1: Identify the Sunbelt Rentals location nearest you, and create an online account with us. Check out how we’ve made it easier than ever to manage your rentals, get real-time inventory updates, and process payments online.
  • Step 2: Browse the broad inventory, and compile a list of tools you’ll need to get the job done. Think of the tools that will help prepare the surface of the wall ahead of installation as well as the tools that will help you reach the finish line.
  • Step 3: Determine a plan to pick up your tools, or check with the team at your location to see if delivery may be available. Depending on the tools, this can be a helpful option to grant you time back to focus on completing the installation.
  • Step 4: Easily place your reservation through the app, website, phone, or in-person visit. For DIY users, all you need for the rental upfront is a government-issued photo ID and credit or debit card.
    • In addition to understanding your rental terms, be conscious of the safety requirements and personal protective equipment necessary to operate the reserved equipment.
  • Step 5: After your accent wall is complete, return the tools by the date and time displayed on your contract back to the location you initially rented from. Ensure that the tools are clean and in the same condition as when you picked them up.

Need to keep your rented equipment longer than you anticipated? Contact the corresponding branch, and they can extend the rental term for you, adding time and charges directly to your contract and credit card. For more details, check out our FAQs.


Achieving the Stunning Results


With Sunbelt Rentals as your one-stop source for all accent wall equipment needs, your finished project is sure to impress. A diverse range of tools combined with expert advice and support from our team makes the job easier for builders and DIYers alike.


A close-up view of boards alongside a table saw in a workroom.


Your success matters to us, and we know just how important it is to have the right tools to reach your project goals. Ready to get started? Connect with us today for assistance on your next project.