Moving into a new home or redoing a room leads to exciting décor opportunities. With barren walls, you have a blank canvas. This can be challenging for some people as they don’t know where to begin with an endless number of home design ideas. You’d be surprised what you can do beyond artwork and photos.
Here are five decorating ideas for blank walls to fill them with color and liven up the space.
- Add Geometric Patterns
Accent a wall with painting or use plywood to create geometric patterns. For plywood, paint the wall and let it dry. Then, add the plywood in square or triangle shapes. Those preferring the paint route start with painting the wall a single color and wait for it to dry.
Next, add tape on the wall to create geometric patterns. It could be stripes or random lines. You could also use tape of different widths to make some lines wider than others. Once you’re satisfied with the design, use a different color paint that goes well with the base color. After drying completes, pull off the tape and enjoy the new design.
- Take Framed Art to the Next Level
Hanging a few photos sounds obvious, but you can take this to another level. Transform a wall with wallpaper containing a collage of photos. If you have a mesmerizing photo of a place or nature, you can enlarge the photo to completely cover one wall.
Or shop for different sized wall frames, insert pictures, and hang them all over one wall to fill in as much as possible. Instead of framing photos, you could frame maps or vintage pictures like old movie posters, ads, or postcards. One room many empty frames in different colors and sizes. Another featured a mix of both empty and filled frames. Still another had multiple framed mirrors adorning the entire wall.
- Install a Giant Mirror
Pick one side to install a mirror that occupies the entire wall. Be prepared to be amazed as your space will feel bigger. The magic happens when the mirror reflects light and creates the look of a brighter, bigger space. You can hang artwork or a design on the mirror and other walls.
- Use Variations of the Same Object
Get plenty of the same type of objects in different sizes, colors, or textures. Some possibilities seen in photos include fedoras, woven baskets, vintage plates, and open books with pages folded halfway in different directions. One clever-looking room had two items: baskets and hats
- Make the Wall Talk
Another possibility is to hang giant letters, perhaps two letters overlapping or a vintage sign. Words could be names of family members or things that have meanings to you. If you have a favorite quote, you could make your own using washi tape or use the same method as the first suggestion with the patterns. Paint a base coat and let that dry. Then, use tape or stencil to create the inspirational quote and paint over that with a color that complements the base coat.
These are just five home design ideas for blank walls. Maybe you have leftover supplies that spark DIY wall décor ideas. Of course, the internet contains an abundance of inspirational photos to get the home décor creativity juices flowing. It sounds like it’d be overwhelming to browse photos online, but it doesn’t take long to scan them and find one that sings to you.