Don’t we all sometimes look at our homes or a specific room and feel like something’s missing? Your space might be set up with all the perfect furniture but still feel slightly empty. Your focus should be on your walls.
However, filling up the wall space, whether the large intimidating walls or the somewhat limited wall space of small apartments, can be tough.
Walls are full of endless possibilities, and a few additions can go a long way. Here are a few decor ideas of how you can bring out your personality and taste to your walls. Don’t let the space go to waste!
1. Gallery Wall
Nothing can add colour and personality as dramatically as a gallery wall. You can display a collection of art, wall hangings, or photographs. You can place these in simple frames or mix and match them to create dynamic variations.
The key factor in creating harmony is composition, especially in mixing shapes, sizes, and colours. We suggest hanging your gallery wall where you have a lot of white space around your design. Hang blue painter’s tape in a way that best suits the space so you can design your composition within boundaries.
2. Wall to Wall Shelving
If you’ve run out of floor space for your bookshelves, why not take your collection to the wall? You can install floating shelves to display a variety of items from small sculptures and hardcovers to other odd things you’re proud to have in your possession. You can also have multiple shelves joined together visually by colour to make them stand out as the focal point while saving on floor space for something else.
If the focus is in your living room, we recommend the feature wall. Turn your boring tv wall into a multifunctional yet stylish feature by placing shelves around your flat-screen TV.
With that, not only does your living room look more intriguing, but you also create more storage room for other small media devices that complement the main feature of the wall, which is the TV.
3. Large Print/Mirror Hanging Option
Sometimes a simple, large graphic print is all we need – say, a dresser or shelf to give your wall a casual, clean and modern look. You can also add mirrors. They can reflect light and hence make any small space appear much bigger and brighter.
You can choose between hanging an oversize mirror to fill a large wall or an assortment of smaller ones. A trick we recommend is purchasing antique or old mirrors that add a vintage feel to your wall.
4. Painted Brick
Exposed brick is turning out to be the most coveted design element that can add a homey feel and character to your wall. In case you feel like the brick wall makes your home look too industrial, the easiest solution would be a natural paint coating. Painted brick can add more cohesion to your space and is much faster and cheaper than covering up your entire wall.
We recommend getting either the white painted brick which brings out freshness and brightness to the space, or the polar opposite with darker hues such as black to make a bold statement. No matter the texture, the coat of paint will magically tie the wall into a space.
Turn your walls into focal points by decorating them with panels. They come in various shapes, sizes, and styles and are made of different material. Choose the right one for you depending on your preference and what is needed to transform your wall into an extraordinary space with a lot of character.
Decorative wall panels don’t necessarily have to cover the entire wall, you can purchase many small panels that come in a lot of different shapes to create a mixed and matched collage on your wall as pleased. If your budget allows, you can go for more sophisticated designs, such as covering your wall with geometric wood panels and integrated hidden LED lighting that highlights various parts of the panel to create a cosier atmosphere in the room.
6. Board And Batten
This design is one of your more inexpensive options plus it’s a project you can easily undertake yourself with the help of watching a few video tutorials on YouTube.
Board and batten add that finished look while also giving your plain wall a more modern classic look. It allows for a lot of versatility on your part concerning design and is easily replaceable if you ever decide to switch it up.
7. Framed Wallpaper
Wallpaper acts as an excellent option for those seeking something temporary to keep up with their constantly changing and evolving tastes and styles. Even framing strips of wallpaper can be effective in making intriguing statements. They tend to work out best when accompanied with a unifying theme such as pattern, content or colour.
Framed wallpaper also allows for a DIY budget and is one of the cheapest and fastest ways to inject personality and colour into any room. You can make your frames with low-cost wood and small fastener nails, and then proceed to find the wallpaper pattern that works perfectly for the place.
8. Paint a Mural
You can completely transform your house to another place by adding a mural. Murals add glamor to a large wall that feels blank. If done right, it can showcase the whole room.
You can choose to paint a mural or if you’re not sure how you might end up feeling about it, pick a wall covering for a temporary one. Much like removable wallpaper, the temporary murals can be installed easily and can just easily be peeled off without a trace if you decide it’s not a look you’re satisfied with. There are companies that make custom murals by printing your favourite photos or graphics.