9 Unique Ways to Decorate Boring Blank Walls
Boring walls driving you bonkers? Try these ideas from our friends at HomeTalk!
An empty wall is like an empty canvas – a missed opportunity. Don’t let your walls sit around undecorated and underwhelming. Instead, try one of these outrageously creative wall decor ideas from innovative Hometalk bloggers. Whether it’s painting the wall, covering the wall, or hanging decor on the wall, all of these ideas will take your blank spaces and make them stop-and-stare beautiful.
Paint a Bold Black Bordered Wall
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One step up from the ordinary painted accent wall, this bold bordered wall demands your full attention, making it the perfect place to hang your gallery wall or display your favorite piece of furniture. You can use more subdued colors for a less intense statement wall or brighter colors on a darker base. (Here’s how to do it)
Turn It into a Watercolor Masterpiece
This unique painting technique will turn your blank wall into a piece of art. Give that empty space a watercolor-style makeover, with different paint colors blending and mixing into each other, for a totally serene and relaxing theme. (Tutorial here)
Create a Wall-Wide Photo Gallery
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There are many different ways to create a gallery wall, but instead of designating a small section of your wall for photos, let your gallery span your entire wall, from corner to corner. This layout lets you add even more pictures, plus it redesigns the wall around it, instead of simply hanging on it. (Get the how-to here)
Plank a Herringbone Accent Wall
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Use beautiful reclaimed wooden planks to cover one smaller wall of your bathroom or bedroom, to get this very cozy cottage look. Different types and stains of wood will make all the difference, so make sureyou choose a wood color that suits the room and decor. (Here’s how to do it)
Or Faux Plank a Full Wall
If planking with wood sounds like more effort or trouble than you’re interested in, fake it! You can cover an entire wall in thin vinyl wood strips that look just like the real thing. They’re easier to put up and much simpler to care for and clean. (This is how)
Add a Metal Gate Feature Made from Door Mats
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Metal gates are a pretty antique feature and they look truly lovely when hung on display, but they can be tough to come by and expensive when you do. Instead of searching for a real salvaged gate, check your local home and garden store (or Dollar Store) for a pretty latticed rubber mat and turn it into a gate! (Get directions here)
Paint One Wall to Look Like Whitewashed Brick
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Some lucky homeowners get to enjoy real brick walls, but for the rest of us, there are a number of options to fake the look. Plastic brick paneling is a great way to go, but you can create a beautiful brick look using nothing but paint! This clever crafter used different shades of light brick hues and created an amazing accent wall. (Here’s how to get the look)
Cover It In a Large Sheet of Fabric
For a super simple wall cover that doesn’t include repainting, striping, or any work too exhausting, try covering an entire wall in fabric! You can turn fabric into a patterned and pretty textured wall paper by simply sticking it up to your blank wall with fabric starch! (Tutorial here)
Stencil Metallic Details All Over It
Stencils are a favorite among DIYers, and why not? They’re easy to use and they make anyone paint like a perfectionist. But to make your stenciled look even more effective and eye-catching, use metallic or metallic tinted paint! Giving your wall a patterned shimmer is a sure way to make it looks its best. (Get directions here)
For tons more amazing DIY wall decor ideas, check out the wall decor page on Hometalk!
Lindsay is the the Senior Manager of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.
Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and recently welcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016. Lindsay and her two Joes love spending their time playing with their cat Rory, watching sports and vacationing in Cape Cod.