Like facing a blank piece of paper when you have to write something, you might be at a loss of where to start when you need to jazz up a blank wall. Of course, painting it might be the first step, but it’ll still be plain and unadorned without some decorative element. Sure, it’s easy to hang any old piece of art and call it done, but there are loads of interesting ways to create interesting wall designs.
A gallery wall over the sofa is pretty standard, but how about adding a collection of three-dimensional pieces like this collection of colorful insects. They add whimsy and movement, drawing the eye upward and over to the off-center collection of prints. Bugs not your thing? Try installing 3D geometrics like cubes, balls or other shapes.
A Bold Black &White Graphic
A fabulous way to add a
Oversized and Off-Center
Create immediate interest by choosing a really big piece of art and then installing it off center for your wall design. The typical move would be to hang art directly over the bed but by fixing the large piece mostly to the side of the headboard and hiding just a small section, it far more dramatic and a little discomfiting– in a good way of course!
Bold With Color
Just like a plain black and white graphic, one that included a bold color does more than attract attention. This one adds a pop of Pepto-pink and mirrors the color segmentation of the credenza underneath. This instantly livens up the subdued space.
Pots of Plants
In this case, less is not more. An
Shelves and Art
Love art? Try combining
Punchier Gallery Wall
Add an extra
Lean Big Art
As we already know, appreciation of art is a very personal thing and sometimes you need to liven up a space without making too much your own. This is often the case with office decor, so try using architectural photos for a gallery wall. They are easy to find and add interest without being a big statement.
Clearly, the bed is the focal point of this room and its dominance is amplified by the
Not Exactly a Window
Interior rooms that have small or uninteresting windows sometimes need an improvement in the scenery, and a blank wall is the perfect spot for art that simulates a window. These arched paintings fit with the decor period and depict what you might have seen out the windows back then.
Mirrors, Mirrors on the Wall
Big mirrors often carry big price tags but it’s possible to get equal wall decor excitement from a
Large, Artful Mirror
One large artful mirror makes a statement that elevates a while room. Whether it just sports a creative frame or whether it’s more of an overall art piece like this, a big mirror becomes the focal point of a space. It is also one of the easiest ways to turn a blank wall into something special. One and done.
Three-Dimensional Wall Art
In a room full of textures, a flat piece of art might not have the same impact, so try choosing something that is three-dimensional. This round piece of wall art above the bed uses mixed materials that have varied surfaces. The different shapes and overall chunky feeling work well in this bedroom full of plush materials.
Natural Stone Wall
The same veining and natural beauty that is prized for kitchen counter and bathroom finishes are also invaluable as amazing wall decor. Try finishing a
A Shelving Unit
Floor to Ceiling Gallery
Another take on a gallery wall that is super different is to extend the gallery from floor to ceiling in not-entirely-orderly fashion. By creating some open spaces and using many smaller elements of varying sizes, it makes for a very interesting wall. Or, just find some wallpaper that approximates the same concept.
One of the
Without an interesting frame,