Empty Walls Are Filled with Potential
An empty wall is like a blank canvas, and how it’s decorated tells a story. Items hung on a wall can ground a space, open it up, add vibrancy, create a clean look, and invite guests to admire and discuss. The transitional concepts below will work with any style, allowing the decorator to display their taste and lifestyle.
Create a Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is a coordinated yet collected look of multiple pieces of art that makes a big impression. For a luxurious meets laid-back look, try these eight carefully curated prints in neutral tones. The prints come with high-quality wood frames, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Available on Etsy.
Pile On Plants
Turn a wall into living art. This idea features stylish wooden shelves that offer a neutral holding place for vibrant, green plants to flourish. Play with either a uniform look using matching pots or mix it up with a combination of clay, baskets, and ceramics. You could even go with wood containers for an allover earthy feel.
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Incorporate a Tapestry or Fabric Wall Hanging
Accent a Wall in a Contrasting Color
Apply Temporary Wallpaper or Decals
Another way to achieve an accent wall is with temporary wallpaper or decals. This option for wall decor ideas is especially useful for renters. Achieve a midcentury vibe with this product from Allmodern. The pattern features semicircles in black, white, orange, and green hues. Available on Allmodern .
Related: 7 Reasons to Reconsider Wallpaper
Create Dimension with Molding
Combine traditional and contemporary design by installing this flexible panel molding. The DIY project features soft baroque curls and minimalistic design. It’s made of a high-quality polyurethane blend created in steel molds, making for an ideal replication of plaster. Available on Overstock.
Affix Bunches of Baskets
Mount a Mirror (or Several)
There’s no easier way to add luxury to a home than with the use of mirrors. Mounting just one, or several, opens up the space as well as making a sophisticated statement. Hang mirrors opposite windows to take advantage of natural lighting. This unique, modern geo mirror is cut, soldered, sealed, and assembled—all by hand. Available on West Elm.
Hang a Bicycle
Whether you want to hang an antique bicycle for style purposes only or prefer to hang one that sees regular use, bicycles offer a playful way to decorate the walls. This 100 percent oak wood bike hanger is ideal for keeping a bicycle stored off the floor while putting it on display. The hanger doubles as a shelf to store other items, like keys, or to decorate with a vase of flowers, a framed picture, or some books. Available on Etsy.
Install Floating Shelves
Paint a Mural
Take an artistic approach to wall decor and put those creative skills to use with a mural. For a stunning display, create a wall with a theme to generate lively discussion every time guests walk into the room.
Display Your Hat Collection
Let the most stylish hats in the closet decorate a wall in the bedroom. Simply grab some nails and hang the hats on them so they overlap and form a piece of artwork. Another option is to space a few large decorative hats out to fill up more of the wall.
Hang a Wall Clock
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