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Filling In The Blanks: 5 Design Ideas to Decorate Blank Walls at Home

Different Framed Artworks

One of the best parts of renting or owning a home is that you have the freedom to bring your own unique design style into each space. However, sometimes no matter how long you dream about filling a home with decor you love and no matter how many Pinterest boards you make, when it comes to actually bringing the design ideas to life, you find it’s much more difficult than you thought. It’s also not uncommon for homeowners to put all of their design ideas into one room and struggle with how to fill the remaining spaces. Take a minute to observe the walls in your home.

Are some rooms more decorated than others? Do you feel slightly overwhelmed at the emptiness most walls present? While there’s something to say for a sleek, minimalist look, there’s also something about a well-decorated home that feels warm, comfortable, and inviting. If you’re struggling with creative, stylish ways to decorate the blank walls in your home, check out these 5 design ideas for helpful inspiration.

1. Big, Bold, and Layered Lettering

Oversized letters are popular right now not only because they are a great way to personalize your home, but they also make a bold statement that’s perfect for decorating blank wall space. Some oversized lettering ideas to consider are:

  • Your family’s name or initials in the living room, bonus room, or family room
  • The word “eat” on a blank wall in your kitchen or dining room
  • “Love,” “Gather,” “Laugh,” “Fun,” etc. in areas where you entertain, gather, or spend time with friends and loved ones.

Like you’ll find that, as with most wall decor, the more creative you get with these letters, the more satisfied you’ll be with the results.

2. Mini Art Gallery

For blank walls in areas like the kitchen, hallways, and bathrooms, creating a mini art gallery is a great way to add flair and style. Whether you print out some of your favorite photographs, put them in basic frames, and hang them in a collage-like pattern, or put some of your favorite art pieces in a variety of fun, funky frames and hang them at differing heights in one area, you can achieve an attractive mini gallery in your home.

Mini Art Gallery

3. Bold, colorful textiles

Handmade blankets, brightly-woven baskets, dip-painted wall sculptures, and multi-functional materials are all easy ways to transform your blank walls into show-stopping statements. Check out these ideas to get you started:

  • Stretch an awesome shower curtain over a canvas and hang it on a big blank wall.
  • Cut out and frame big swaths of a wallpaper print you like and hang them over your bed frame or along an empty hallway wall.
  • Gather several colorful baskets of varying shapes and sizes and arrange them at varying heights on the wall behind your couch or kitchen table.
  • Using a variety of different colors, dip-paint things like wooden spoons, old drumsticks, bare tree branches, etc., and arrange them in creative ways on empty walls.
  • Hang a unique sliding barn door in frequently-used rooms with blank wall space around the door frame. Not only can a barn door act as a bold, attractive centerpiece on a blank wall when it’s open, it can also maintain this attractiveness while being a functional room divider when it’s closed. With a variety of different barn door designs, you can pick the type of door that fits the unique design style of your home.

Again, there’s no limit to the creativity you can implement in projects like this.

Bold Colorful Textiles

4. Framed maps

Maps are the perfect solution for filling blank spaces because there are so many different ways you can work with them. In addition to an array of hanging and display options (i.e. one single map in a unique frame, different smaller maps collaged in basic frames, etc.) you can also get very creative with the types of maps you use. Consider finding maps of places like:

  • Where you and your significant other fell in love
  • Your favorite vacation spot
  • Where you, your loved one, or children were born
  • Your dream-home location

Maps are a great way to personalize your space and can often bring an element of nostalgia to the blank areas in your home.

5. Kids’ artwork

Full of character, color, and creativity, the artwork children make can be the perfect way to bring unique design and decor into your home. Whether you collect pieces of their artwork over time or ask your children to help you by filling coloring books with whatever their imagination desires, after you’ve gathered a variety of different art pieces, frame them in colorful, yet basic frames and display them on a wall where they can feel proud and appreciated for their hard work.

With the help of these tips, you no longer have to worry about what to do with blank walls in your home. Remember, the more creative you get, the more options you’ll have when finding design solutions that fit your wants and needs.