The Best Ways to Decorate Large Blank Walls

Blank walls can be tough to tackle. Whether you simply have too much space to properly decorate or your collection of art is on the small size, finding the perfect way to spruce up these empty spots may take a bit of planning. These 10 ideas are sure to inspire.

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Leaning Mirror

Beyond their ability to make a room feel instantly bigger and brighter, large mirrors are the perfect way to add design-friendly details to empty walls. Instead of hanging yours up, consider a leaning option that can be positioned in any room of the home. From the bathroom to a lackluster hallway, this addition is guaranteed to add to your home’s aesthetic appeal. And the look is so striking you won’t need to add any other decorative accents or. Easy and chic — this minimalist route is one to try yourself.

Floating Shelves

Floating furniture is sure to liven up any area — from floor to ceiling — in the most stylish of ways. Exposed shelves on their own would be a gorgeous update, but take it a step further by pairing them with a floating console to create a focal point that can't be ignored. Decorate these surfaces as you would any other spot. From framed photos to vintage baubles, well-curated vignettes will make any blank wall really come to life.

Hanging Rug

A good rug can is an deal way to add texture, warmth and pops of color to any room. But it's time to forget about the floors for a moment and tack one on the wall instead. Forgoing the floor and hanging a favorite textile right on your wall will make any space feel decidedly design-minded. Whether it’s placed behind a sofa in the living room or used as a makeshift headboard in the bedroom, this wall-filler is one that will add style and a bit of quirk to any home.

Oversized Art

When in doubt, bring in what you know will work. For starters? Framed art. Gallery walls are certainly an option, but if you’re looking to get an eye-catching setup without jumping on the band wagon, opt for one oversized piece of art instead. From photographs to paintings, these unexpectedly large additions will quickly become the main focal point in any room. Don't be afraid to take this approach beyond the living room and bedroom. Kitchens, bathrooms and hallways will all reap the benefits of this bold style.

Utilize Height

If decorating the wall itself isn’t up your alley, there are solutions that don’t involve hanging pictures or getting too crafty. Any spot that’s looking a bit bland can get facelift with the help of a minimalist console. Once you have some type of surface or counter, play around with the height of the ceiling itself by incorporating a variety of items that go beyond standard tabletop accents. Choose elements — like these stylish planters — that are more prominent than expected and tall enough to reach new areas of the wall.

Playful Display

Give any wall a next-level makeover with the help of some thoughtfully arranged shelves paired with playful accents. With the wallpaper as the backdrop and the pom-pom word art hung for all to see, this fun stretch goes beyond typical playroom style and instantly turns into eye-candy. The shelves and cubbies add storage but are cute enough serve as a design element as well.

Curated Vignette

Instead of using one oversized piece to take up the majority of a wall, opt for an assortment of items that will come together to create the perfect curated scene. A no-fail way to accomplish this look? Pair a framed piece of art with a sleek bench or ottoman. Work in some throw pillows and blankets to get a cozy, homey vibe that's sure to please.

Printed Photos

While there's nothing wrong with displaying your favorite photos in frames or on the refrigerator, showcasing them in a crafty way will add the perfect amount of personal flair to your interior. Take a cue from this dining room and arrange a collection of printed pictures in a Pinterest-friendly way. Whether you simply spell out your initials or fashion your images into a stylish ampersand, you'll find this project makes a big impact with just a little effort.

Supersize Essentials

Decorating a large blank space can be a daunting task. And sticking to a budget can be even trickier. Frames and textiles can get pricey quickly, but rest assured there are ways to pull off the job without resorting to expensive, time consuming upgrades. Supersize some of your everyday essentials, like a calendar or cork board, and put them on display in the dining or living room.

Make a Statement

It's time to think beyond paintings. From macrame hangings to industrial installations, there are so many ways to add texture and depth in a gallery-worthy way. Whether your statement piece is kept on its own to serve as the star of show, or styled alongside furnishings, it's sure to be an eye-catching addition. The options are endless when it comes to the pieces that you decide to put front and center, but one thing’s for sure, these unique stylings will make your home feel one-of-a-kind.

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