We all have one. It’s big, it’s blank, and it’s a tad boring. The blank wall. Whether it turned out that way from prolonged indecisiveness or just a lack of time to plan, it’s time to attack.
The first step is to measure your wall so you know how much room you have with which to work. The first decision after measuring is to decide whether or not you want to paint the wall before adding décor. If you decide your blank wall would make a good accent wall, head on out to your favorite home improvement store and get some swatches.
SampleHouse is ready to help you choose a couple of beautiful, handcrafted pieces to begin your journey of decorating a blank wall. Decorating experts like the fine folks at Better Homes and Gardens have a lot of recommendations from oversized framed art to tiled artwork to shadow boxes to framed blueprints, but overall just recommend consistency.
A few of our favorite ideas from BH&G:
Floating shelves are available at most home improvement and home goods stores and can quickly and easily dress up a blank wall when topped with your favorite pictures, plants, knick knacks, and keepsakes from SampleHouse. The floating effect of these shelves is especially beneficial for blank walls because the lack of unsightly hardware keeps the focus on your décor.
According to BH&G, you have a good chance of finding one of these beauties at antique stores and even a select flea market. Sometimes you can even find antique blueprints of historic locations from your city or state. A blueprint is so special, in fact, that it can serve as the main focus on your wall. Choosing a few accent pieces to place around your thrifty find will help bring the attention to its unique beauty and dress up that wall that was once so plain.
3. Framed Books
Pick up a few old books with colorful covers and pop them in some frames for fun and different source of color and inspiration. This would be perfect for a blank wall in an office or kid’s room.
4. Kid Gallery
Is there a better way to make your little tater tot feel oh so very special than to use a few ornate frames to display their perfect artwork? Probably not. Create a collage of these piece with a few fancy frames and turn that wall into a museum for Little Leonardo and revel in the most adorable art collection the world has ever seen.
5. DIY Art
You painted the wall, might as well keep the creativity alive and create some of your own art! These blank canvases were decorated with metal repair tape and look stunning against a light-colored wall. The textures and colors are so unique and so you. Experiment with difference textures, colors, and size to give your blank wall a whole new personality. Look at you go!
Check out the SampleHouse Pinterest page to keep the creative juices flowing!