DECORATE A BLANK WALL

It doesn’t matter whether you live in a small city apartment or a sprawling country estate—or whether your personal style skews minimalist or maximalist—everyone is eventually confronted with the difficult decision of what to do with that large, windowless wall. Admittedly, many people have a complicated relationship with blank walls. Sometimes, a bare wall can feel refreshing—especially when a room is filled with bold furniture, printed area rugs, and plenty of objets. But more often than not, a blank wall can appear neglected and, let’s face it, boring. So do you want to bring style to every square inch of your space, walls included? Check out these designer-approved ways to give all of your walls the attention they deserve. From statement-making artwork to whimsical wallpaper and everything in between, every idea here is packed with visual intrigue.

PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS

Large frames, or small? Why not choose both? Upped the visual interest on this wall by experimenting with frames of various sizes.

A METALLIC MOMENT

Want to make your bare walls shine?

AIM FOR THREE

Grouping artwork is a surefire way to make a big impact in a room.

A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH

Sometimes less is more. A black and white photograph serves as a focal point in living room

HANG IT LOW

Hanging art low can make it even more impactful, especially in a high-traffic area like an entry for a vibrant piece to complement a sleek console table.

USE A PICTURE LEDGE

A picture ledge is a simple—and inexpensive way—to display your art collection. Whether you opt for a single ledge or decide to group them, they’re the perfect solution to fill a blank space.

COVER EVERY INCH IN ART

A blank space is brought to life with an extensive gallery wall. Divide your stark wall into sections, including a small collage of art and mirrors and an array of larger paintings, the portraits shown.

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