5 Ways to Decorate a Large, Blank Wall
With an ever-growing population, more and more people are either building houses, apartments or renting. This means there is a lot of interior decoration taking place in the world right now. While each home or flat comes with its own decorating challenges, be it a small and bright space or large and dark one, nothing intimidates people like a large, blank wall.
Apparently, a big, windowless wall is something too difficult to figure out. Should you cover it with furniture? Should you hang some art? What if you leave it like that? All of these are questions dozens of people have asked themselves without ever managing to come up with a convincing answer. Luckily for you, we’ve come to your rescue. Thanks to our 5 tips you will come to realise that a big, windowless wall is not something to fear, but a wonderful canvas for great décor ideas.
The glamour of Venetian plaster
Clearly, this isn’t for everyone, but it is for some of you! It gives a room a lot of dimension thanks to its mirror-like polished finish and since it comes it a myriad of colours and muted textures, it can really give a room a personality boost. Now, since it’s shiny and has a texture, it’s not necessary to add too many things on it. In fact, it’s best if you keep the wall decoration to a minimum in order to avoid a heavy look.
Oversized wall art
There are more and more people that finally turn to oversized wall art to fill up their rooms. It’s beautiful, it’s convenient and it’s simple. You don’t have to waste too much time thinking about all the different home décor accessories needed to fill up a wall. All you need to do is find an oversized photograph or wall art and you’re done.
Of course, this is by no means a walk in the park. While the approach is simpler because we only have one element we need to add, it’s a bit trickier than you might expect. Textures, colours, and size are important factors to consider before purchasing any piece!
Iconic patterned wallpapers
There is something so classic and timeless about iconic pattern wallpapers that it’s hard to put into words. Thankfully, we have images that can speak a thousand words. Take the Martinique wallpaper, for example. It’s an iconic pattern from the Beverly Hills Hotel that can be used to transform any wall. If can go wonderfully well in your office, or even in the dining room. You can pair it up with dark floors and black leather chair and lots of metal influences such as golden tables and copper floor lamps.
Since it’s already November, your walls could use some extra insulation from the cold. Not that your home would need it, but adding rustic reclaimed wood on the wall would really warm up the room and give it a very attractive “cabin-in-the-woods-meets-living-room” kind of vibe. Of course, the wood should be as natural looking as possible, so don’t go painting it a crazy colour!
You can pair up the scruffiness of the wooden wall with a very related and elegant colour palette. I’m thinking soft beige for the couch and a pale, warm grey for the pillows. Also, you can hang some modern art on the walls in order to further emphasise that it’s a living room and not a country cabin. Ironically, this will make the wooden wall stand out even more, but in a good and chic way!
If you’re looking for a modern feel, then using a colour-blocked pattern on your wall can really make a difference! You can either choose a soft, pastel colour palette for a delicate look or a more intense one if you want drama! This works well for any room, from living room to bedrooms. The only issue you might come across is the actual colours and direction of the blocks.
TIP: Paint the blocks horizontally if the room is too tall and vertically if the room is too short. Also, make sure the blocks are painted in complementary colours. You don’t want to end up with a rainbow.
All things considered, there are many creative ways you can fill up an empty wall. So many that there is no point in being intimidated by a large, blank wall. Hopefully our 5 suggestions of decorating it will help inspire you to turn it into something stunning.