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Staring at a big blank wall can cause you to feel overwhelmed and in search of wall decorating ideas. I know this personally. I have 3 such walls in my home and I’m moving into year two here without having done anything to them yet.
There are many ways that you can take a big wall space and transform it into a cozy space that fits your personality.
Here are 5 ways to decorate those big blank walls that I am considering in the next 12 months (hopefully).
1. Photo Collage: If you have many family photos, framing them in similar frames and making a wall collage using the framed photos is a very nice touch. Nothing decorates a space better than pictures of those you love. A friend of mine used a wall decal like this one to feature her family photos on a blank wall at the top of her stairs. For an artistic look, have the photos printed in black and white. They’ll all coordinate even though they are all very different.
2. Mirrors: I learned from another friend how mirrors can open up a room, draw in more light and give your wall a finished look. This friend added a big mirror in the once dark living room to make the space seem bigger and lighter. If one big mirror is not your style then several small ones can make quite a statement. Just check out this look in all of it’s DIYiness.
3. Tapestries and Art: Interesting objects can also make beautiful wall art. For example, hanging a large musical instrument can add a very elegant piece to your room. A beautiful rug can also be made into a wall hanging. Quilts and other homemade art projects can be beautiful additions to a room. My mother has made us a taspestry wall hanging at the top of our stairs. This instantly added a very stylish touch to what was once a boring landing.
4. Personalized Sayings: Make a statement with your walls. Tell what you are about. I like these LetterPress Custom wood blocks from DaySpring. I played around with them online to see what my BIG blank entry wall would look like with a meaningful saying. What do you think? Maybe an exclamation at the end?
4.Chalkboards: Okay this idea is my personal favorite. I haven’t done it yet but I have plans to add a HUGE…okay, huge chalkboard in my kitchen. I have two blank walls in this space but I know what I want to go on one of them. I’ve been stalking Etsy for the perfect large chalkboard.
A blank wall can be very overwhelming. But even if you’re not an expert, these wall decorating ideas can get you started on personalizing your space.