Blank walls can be the bane of every single home. And we get it, they aren’t the easiest thing to fill. But, you do have to start somewhere, and that’s what we’re here for.
Go ahead take a look around – you’ve either filled your walls with something and committed, or, you’ve been too scared to make the jump and you have yet to make one single nail hole in your walls. Paint is typically the answer when it comes to giving blank walls a bit of a facelift, but there is only so much rolling one can do before getting bored with that solution. Sometimes, white is the best solution. Which brings us back to our original problem, how to give our blank walls some life.
Instead of opting for paint- we did a little digging for some inspiration that is out of the box. Keep scrolling to see our 6 solutions for bringing those walls to life (no paintbrushes required- we promise).
And if you want more inspiration on how to fill your walls, be sure to check out Affordable Art Upgrade: 84 Options for Every Style and Lighting Upgrades: 36 Ways to Brighten Up a Rental.
The obvious and definitely easiest route. Wall art is the go-to for just about every designer or homeowner because it is easy to find, can be affordable and can also be done in mere minutes. Nail, Hammer, Art. DONE. Whether it’s a full gallery wall that speaks to you or a more minimalist setup of just one large piece, art is a game changer. When it comes to walls, art works on any and every wall.
Not sure what art will work for you? Check out our post Affordable Art Upgrade: 84 Options for Every Style for plenty of ideas to get you started.
If the wall is empty and you have some height in your ceilings, then find yourself some sculptural (but beautiful) lighting and let that fill the wall space. We love the thought of the light becoming the focal point of the room, especially if it is a classic piece that feels timeless, interesting and also brings some light into the room (literally).
Ready to shed some light on your walls? See our post Lighting Upgrades: 36 Ways to Brighten Up a Rental for inspiration and or lighting picks.
Mirrors have been a solution to boring walls, well – since they came into existence. More recently we’ve seen large oversized ones taking center stage and for good reason. A few well-placed mirrors (especially oversized ones) can not only fill wall space but make the area feel quite a bit larger than it was before. They also can help to bounce light around, and reflect the best parts of the room (and that gorgeous mug of yours. Smile 🙂
See our picks for the best mirror to grace your walls below.
You may not have already considered this solution, but if you have a large wall and are on a tight budget then this one is for you. Yes – it’s the tapestry, but not the tapestries we all used to adorn our walls with in college. We are talking something a bit more upscale and more handmade looking. Since tapestries are typically larger in scale there is no need to worry about adding extra accessories/art to cover the bare space. Their sheer size is what makes them so useful. Just make sure that the style of the tapestry blends well with the style happening in the rest of the room.
Check out our selections of wall worthy wall tapestries below.
This solution falls somewhat in between the wall art category and the wall tapestries category. But it works, and can fill up the space with some beautiful sculptural objects, which is just what you need to give your walls some life. On top of that, every room needs a little bit of sculpture in it, and well if you can bring that in through the walls then you’ve done yourself (and your room) right.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
We love your family just as much as you do, but sometimes having your family photo blown up and hung on a wall isn’t for everyone. We love the thought of using more candid family photos done in a modern way to bring those cute little faces into the design of your room without your walls screaming, “hey look at our matching denim shirts”.
So which one is your favorite, and which would you opt for in your own home? Let us know if you have any questions below.