Fill Your Walls With 'Fixer Upper'-Inspired Artwork: 11 Easy-to-Copy Looks

Blank walls? No problem. Borrow some of these unconventional wall art and decor tips and ideas from 'Fixer Upper' favorites Chip and Joanna.
Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper

Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper

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Larsen & Talbert Photography

No matter how stylish your furnishings and snazzy your floor coverings, if your walls are bare, your decor can feel, well, blah. The good news is that covering your walls doesn’t have to break the bank. Fixer Upper duo Joanna and Chip show us that with a little imagination, blank walls can be transformed easily. 

Master Bathroom With a Personal Touch

Master Bathroom With a Personal Touch

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Try Customized Quote Art

Do you have a favorite quote? How about some words or a phrase that means something to you? Make those a part of your home décor. Paint those words on a blank canvas, stencil the words directly on the wall or buy a pre-made work of art with your family’s special phrase.

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Add a Chalkboard

A chalkboard is a fun way to not only fill the walls, but also communicate with the family. Joanna uses as chalkboard in a kitchen to list the menu for the evening. We also love chalkboards in the playroom with reminders or in the family room with a sweet saying, such as “God Bless This Mess.”

Dining Room With Modern Chandelier

Dining Room With Modern Chandelier

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Modernize Flea Market Maps

Scour a few tag sales, thrift stores or flea markets and you are sure to find old photographs and maps that speak to you. Ever wonder what to do with them, though? Joanna loves using these treasures as wall hangings. Make the display more modern by using inexpensive frames to divide the map or photos up, making a multi-frame collage.

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Spell It Out

Using vintage letters (found at nearly every flea market), decorate a wall with a word or words that hold meaning to your family. Choose to hang the letters spelling out your last name, or try words like “home,” “love,” “play,” or even “eat” for the kitchen. You can also hang the letters of your family monogram for a fun décor twist.

Metal Planter Decor in Entryway

Metal Planter Decor in Entryway

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Hang a Frame

Don’t toss a perfectly framed painting (or overlook one at a flea market) just because the actual artwork isn’t your taste. The frame itself can often be used as the wall hanging, sans the canvas or painting in the frame. 

Rustic Console and Hall Mirror in Entryway of Renovated Home

Rustic Console and Hall Mirror in Entryway of Renovated Home

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

Add Some Shine + Glitz

While mirrors serve an obvious purpose when it comes to fixing your hair or applying makeup, they also shine when it comes to sprucing up a bare wall. Plus, mirrors can be found easily, and with an affordable price tag. Whether vintage or painted a favorite hue, mirrors open up a room by giving the illusion of depth to a flat wall.

After: Guest Room Seating

After: Guest Room Seating

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Make a Big Impact With Oversized Clocks

There’s no time like the present to use an oversized clock as wall decor.  Find an old one at a flea market, or choose a new one simply made to look vintage. If the clock isn’t actually functioning, set it to a time that’s meaningful to your family.

After: Country Corner

After: Country Corner

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Add Character With Recycled Decor

A rusty and weathered gate or door might not serve its function anymore, but that simply means it now can be art. Save architectural remnants from the recycling pile and hang them as wall décor, or even a headboard over a bed. 

Modern Master Bedroom With Pendant Lights

Modern Master Bedroom With Pendant Lights

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Hang Vintage Numbers

Turn your lucky number into a work of art. Vintage advertising numbers and signs, or a blank canvas painted with a bold number, make for simple, yet fun, wall filler.

Dining Area With Built-In Breakfast Nook

Dining Area With Built-In Breakfast Nook

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Display a Collection

When one small item isn’t enough to make a statement, collect a handful and the impact is far greater. Average-sized mirrors, clocks, paintings or picture frames hung together, as a grouping, make for an easy and attractive way to fill a big space.

Nursery in Barrett Home

Nursery in Barrett Home

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Use Windows as Wall Art 

Don’t ignore an old, shabby window just because the paint is peeling, the frame is cracked or the glass is broken. This is a DIY opportunity to reuse! Incorporate a window frame into your décor by using it as art work. Hang it with or without the glass, and the rougher the paint, the better!

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Frame More Than Just Artwork

Alphabet Wall Art

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

Spell Out a Meaningful Quote

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

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Mount Your Wreath With Style

Steal the Show With Marquee Letters

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Hang a Chalkboard Menu

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Bold Text

Shiplap + Signage

Add a Personal Touch

Find a Structural Piece With a Story

Large-Scale Signage

Grocery Store Decor

Frame Almost Anything

Chalkboards Go Green

Mirror, Mirror

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Add a (Decorative) Window

Use Glass Jars for Inexpensive Vases

Embrace Clock Decor

Railroad Crossing, Transformed

Handmade Paper Adds Texture on the Walls

Rustic Entryway Wall Shelf

Book Decor Adds Modern Texture

Draw Inspiration From Botanical Prints

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Spring for Library-Style Shelving

Industrially-Inspired Storage

Try a Color Swatch Gallery Wall

Try a Faux Mantel

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

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Repurpose an Old Headboard

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Think in Pairs

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Classic Monochromatic Monogram

Go Big With Salvaged Wall Art

Try a Vertical Garden

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Old Molding Made New

Carved Wood Wall Art

Try Nautical Accents

Ceiling Medallions Add Style on the Walls

Planters That Double at Focal Points

A Prayer Piece

Put Mugs on Display

Look Up to Add Storage

Decorative Vintage Doors

Photo By: Larsen & Talbert Photography

From Old to Art

Add a Chalkboard Wall

From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines

Photo By: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images © 2013, HGTV/ Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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