Whether you just moved into a new place or are looking to redecorate, what you do with your walls affects the whole feel of the house. For example, if your wall is looking a tad bare, it makes the whole house feel plain and boring.
However, it’s not like college or high school where you can just throw up posters of your favorite movies or music. You’re an adult now, you need real decorations.
But what is real wall decoration? How can you use this giant display area in a creative, aesthetically pleasing, and appropriate way?
Well, you’ve got questions and we’ve got answers.
Keep reading for 11 excellent wall decoration ideas!
Unforgettable Wall Decoration Tips
Creating unforgettable wall decorations isn’t as difficult as it might sound. Just keep aesthetics in mind and perhaps ask a few trustworthy friends for their opinions as you’re designing.
However, remember that it’s your home you’re decorating! If you love the wall decoration you put up and others don’t care for it, decide how important their opinion is. You need to live in a space that expresses who you are, what you like, and what makes you happy!
Now, buckle-in for our top 11 tips!
1. Add Plants
First, you should look at adding plants into your decor. We’re not saying your wall needs to feel like a jungle, but some nice plantlife can really spruce up a “dead zone” on your wall.
Additionally, plants don’t just add an element of design into your home, they also come with many other benefits. For example, plant life in the home has been shown to improve mood and productivity. They also help to reduce stress and anxiety.
Start to add by adding a few plants here and there, maybe even some bigger ones in the corner. Then, if you like the way plants feel in your home, you can start adding more!
2. A Wall Full of Books
One of the most impressive things you can see when walking into a house is a wall full of books. If you have a bare wall you need to decorate, install built-in bookshelves or large traditional bookshelves.
Then, start filling them with all the books you own. It’s oddly satisfying staring at an endless array of book spines on your wall.
If you already have quite a few books, this should be pretty easy. However, don’t bankrupt yourself buying books just to fill the space!
3. Hanging Mirrors
Next, if you’re looking for wall decoration ideas and don’t possess enough books to justify a wall of them, consider some decorative mirrors.
There are infinite mirror options out there, and most of them aren’t as expensive as you think. For example, there are sets of round mirrors that come in a myriad of sizes that you can arrange however you like.
Alternatively, you can spend a little more money and go for a large-scale, well-framed mirror for the centerpiece of the wall. It all depends on the look and feel you’re going for (and your budget).
4. Real of Faux Bricks
One thing most people underestimate while looking at wall decoration is just how much warmth a wall of bricks can add to a room. For example, a large room with bare walls can be magnificently accented with real or faux bricks.
After you’ve laid the bricks down, you can paint them whatever color you like. Keeping with the color of the room will keep it muted, yet still, show off the added texture. However, leaving the bricks raw and natural or painting them another color will highlight them even more.
5. Art Gallery
If you appreciate art or are an artist yourself, why not use one of your empty walls as a gallery?
While it may not adhere to classical wall decoration, a wall full of back-to-back art brings a lot of life and interest into your home. You can, of course, design it more classically, or you can go completely eccentric. That’s the beauty of owning your own space!
6. Venetian Plasters
If you’re looking for something a little extra, you should consider using Venetian plasters. This specialized paint is designed to create the illusion of depth and texture. However, because it is simply painted, it goes on quickly and easily.
You can get a Venetian plaster in a multitude of colors and faux textures. It’s a great way to add character and/or class to any room.
7. Add Minimalistic Shelves
We talked about a wall full of books earlier, now we’re going to go in a different direction. Minimalism is taking the world by storm, as we’re encouraging people to use less, buy less, and waste less.
However, you can also use minimalism as a fantastic base of wall decoration. Creating a wall full of built-in or floating shelves minimally decorated can add a lot of aesthetic appeal to a home. However, in this scenario, it’s a good idea to color-pop with your decor to really liven things up!
8. Large-Scale Art
Another great wall decoration option is using large-scale art. This can include tapestries, large-prints, large canvases, or even a mural.
If you’re an artist, this is the time to get creative. Figure out what colors and images would look amazing up there and get to work!
9. Board and Batten
If you’re looking for simple and elegant texture, consider adding board and batten to your walls. They work well to separate the upper and lower sections of a wall while creating depth and texture.
You can accentuate different sections by painting the board and batten a different color than the upper wall.
10.Hang Up Bikes or Other Big Objects
Another great way to make a large wall fell full and less boring is by hanging up big objects, such as bicycles, skis, snowboards, or other sports equipment.
However, you’re not solely limited to sports paraphernalia. You could also hang giant letters or sayings, flags, or other interests such as hunting weapons, etc.
11. Be Creative
Finally, we want to put a heavy emphasis on creativity. This is your home, your space! Do what makes you happy!
Use this as an opportunity to express yourself as creatively and artistically as you can. Go with an idea you think might be awesome, even if it’s untraditional or obscure.
Whatever type of wall decoration you choose, remember, nothing’s permanent! If you don’t like it, change it! There are so many options out there, you could even try something different in each room or change it up every couple of months.
Just remember to have fun and for more lifestyle inspiration, check out the rest of our articles!