The thought of having a large, empty wall without any windows does not fit well with interior decorators. No decorator will suggest that you keep such a wall in your home. However, there is an upside to having such a wall – it makes for the perfect decorating canvas.
You can get creative when it comes to decorating large, empty walls. And, no we’re not just talking about using artwork. There are many ways you can liven up your walls, and we’ve got you covered with some fantastic ideas.
The simple, antique look
One of my favourite ways to liven up large, empty walls is by going for the simple, antique look. This look can best be described as a rustic look, and it is also quite easy to achieve. All you need to do is to gather your favourite antique pieces and arrange them on your wall. Antique plates and other antiques that are flat in shape work best for this look. You don’t need to bother about matching the antiques. Just make sure to place them on a neutral background and don’t overcrowd your walls.
Propping walls with large mirrors
The easiest way to dress up a large and empty wall is by propping up a big framed mirror against it. Not only do frame mirrors work great as home décor, but they will also open up your space. By putting up a mirror against your walls, you’ll give your room a relaxed feel.
Minimalism is a look that is trending these days in the interior design world. You can also add a touch of minimalism to your space by installing minimalist bookshelves on large walls. Remember – the idea behind minimalism is to keep things to a minimum to create a refined and sophisticated look. So, don’t put up too many shelves or too many items on your wall. Just collect your favourite books and display pieces and place them on the shelves. To complete this look, match the colour of your walls with the shelves.
Add some exotic charm to your walls by hanging traditional tapestry off your empty walls. Textile art works great in visually softening a space and it also offers a great, artsy effect. Make sure to complement your furnishings and décor with something similar to the tapestry design that you use.
Another one of my personal favourites, plaster panelling also works great for decorating large, empty walls. Plaster panelling is a technique that involves creating raised layers of plasters on a wall, instead of leaving everything flat. This offers a 3D effect on the walls and adds more detail to your space. This look works best when the plaster panelling is done in white or some other neutral colour.
Using large split photos on walls is another look which is quite popular with home decorators. This look is achieved by splitting up a photo into multiple framed pieces and arranging them on the wall. It creates somewhat of a minimalist look and can look very visually appealing, depending on the photo used. As a tip, make sure to complement the colours on your walls with the overall colour scheme of the photo.
Instead of using artwork or humanmade décor, you can also go for an all-natural look by putting up branches on your walls. This look is best achieved by placing dead branches or shrubs against blank white walls. To complete this look, include timber elements in other areas of the same room to give it an earthy feel.
Placing a single painting bang in the centre of a large, empty wall can also make a dramatic visual impact. Many artists and decorators go for this look by putting up a single, dramatic painting against an empty white wall. This creates an interesting visual effect and immediately draws people’s attention to the painting. If you’re going for this look, make sure to use the most eye-catching painting that you get your hands.
The bold look
If you’re someone who doesn’t mind being bold, you can choose to paint your large walls with an eye-catching colour. Bright pinks, greens and yellows work best on large walls. However, you must include some neutral artwork to offset the brightness and to add detail to your walls. Black and white photographs or pencil sketches will immediately pop out against brightly coloured walls.
These are some simple and easily implementable décor ideas that you can use to cover up large, empty walls. Whichever look you’re going for, just make sure not to overdo it.
Which of these wall décor ideas is your favourite? Do you have any ideas of your own on how to decorate large, empty walls? Do leave me your comments below and I’ll be looking forward to reading them!