Ever stared blankly into space? Yes, when I’m running low on caffeine.
Sorry, let me rephrase that. Ever stared at a blank space? Specifically at home, at a blank wall that is screaming for help, and the creative guru in you wonders about the different ways you can give your walls a makeover. Then literally, you are staring blankly into space with endless ideas in your head about how to turn your bare walls into instant eye candy.
Don’t settle for plain Jane and give your space a wow factor with these easy and fun ways to add texture and style to any blank walls.
Painting doesn’t have to be just one solid color. You can do different designs such as stripes and chevron, with the help of painters tape. For bedroom walls use moody and sensual colors. For the living room, light, bright and sunny colors. Stripes create optical illusions an increase room size. And ombre is no longer just an exotic hair trend, it also works for an interesting wall color! You color schemes are endless!
Aspiring to create different looks without the labor (and unpleasant scent) of paint? Whether you’re feeling cool, glamorous or shabby chic, there are so many unique ways to incorporate wallpaper in your room. Geometric designs add a modern twist to a room, floral prints give a feminine touch, or pops of color for a casual and fun vibe. Wrap the room one pattern or create a focal point by trimming out a section of wallpaper with molding as an accent.
ART / PHOTOS
Another way to prevent a blank wall from looking empty is by filling it with a collection of artwork or photos. An oversized painting or artwork makes a statement piece in any space. Abstract paintings give life and color, while landscapes create a soothing aura against a soft blue wall. Personal photos help the space feel more intimate. For those who love order and organization, set various pictures in identical frames. For those who believe chaos is beauty, show off a collage of photos on the wall Pinterest or Instagram style– random yet stunning.
Simple and cost-effective, wall stickers and decals are becoming more and more popular. You can find decals in almost any design, color, shape or size. They are lightweight and can be applied on any smooth surface (wall, ceiling, mirrors). Decals can be as easily removed when you are in the mood to redecorate.
Mirrors make a stylish accent piece while making spaces look larger. Hanging a large mirror on a blank wall can reflect light, opening up the room while acting as a wall art. There are a lot of unique styles and DIY opportunities for mirrors. Consider arrangements of smaller mirrors, such as side by side, or by pairs.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Don’t limit yourself to just one of the above. It’s great to mix and match –turn your blank wall space into a gallery of your favorite prints, photos, and objects! Boring? Absolutely not. Eclectic? Of course, it helps give your own personality.
Now let’s stop staring… if your walls could talk, what would they say?