10 Inspiring Wall Decoration Ideas That Will Beautify Your Home
Your home’s interior design has a direct link to your happiness. Ask a psychologist. Lighting, color, and textures can affect your mood and level of contentment.
And, one thing is for certain. Nothing says boredom like an unadorned, plain white wall.
Sure, there’s a time and place where that can make a statement. But, it doesn’t include every wall in the house!
Let’s kick your wall style up a notch! Here are a few wall decoration ideas to get your creativity pumping.
10 Inspiring Wall Decoration Ideas
Think of that boring wall as the perfect canvas. A blank slate waiting for you to apply some inspiration. Here are some of the best ideas in wall decor to help you along!
1. A Travel Tribute
Are you an avid traveler? Take it to the walls!
Hang a map, first. You can buy one on Amazon or at your local thrift shop for cheap.
There are even maps that you can scratch off. It’s a great way to feature all the places you’ve been to. Frame it and hang it as the central focus point.
Match your map with some picture frames. Hang photos from your travels. Print description cards with dates, places, and a cool event!
Get creative, too. Use ticket stubs, transportation passes, and memorabilia to make it more personal.
2. Photo Gallery Walls
You can do this with professional photos or artwork. Handy with a camera? Take your own photos and make a theme wall.
Find some frames that match well. Vary the sizes and even the designs.
Make sure they carry a common quality that ties them together. You could buy all wood, metal or a specific color.
Try looking at the thrift store, again. Don’t worry if the colors aren’t quite right. You can paint frames to match.
When you start your photo wall, lay out your frames on the floor as you would hang them. That way, you can double check the design works before you hang them. Here are some picture framing templates to help you plan ahead.
3. Painted Stencils
Lacking in things to hang? Don’t even bother going shopping! Paint an eye-catching design, instead.
Think big! A single large stenciled pattern in the center makes a great feature. Or, a repeated pattern across the whole wall works, too.
Anything from marquees, stripes or geometric patterns look great. Choose something that works well with your furniture.
Choose colors that coordinate. Consider a dark accent color beneath with the stenciled pattern in a shade or two lighter on top. Or, reverse it!
Go to the hardware store and find a great stencil. Then, choose a few paint palette strips to consider. Take it all home and make a plan.
4. Accent Mirrors
Mirrors are great for small rooms. Hanging a mirror adds depth and can make a room look twice it’s actual size.
Choose a frame color and material that works well with existing furniture. Consider wood or metal in a finish that stands out against the wall color.
You can hang a trio of mirrors or a single large feature mirror.
5. Fresh Paint in Color
Keep it simple. Sometimes, all you need is a fresh coat of paint! You can read more here about signs it’s time to paint.
In the meantime, think about how you use the room. Then, choose a color that works for that activity.
Keep in mind that color affects mood.
Going for tranquility? Choose greens, blues, and violets. These are quiet, spiritual colors. Cheerful and light colors are good for rooms that are lively and fun.
6. Pressed Botanicals
As houseplants can add to a room, so can pressed botanicals. It’s a great way to bring nature indoors.
Frame brilliant petals, stems, and leaves and hang them on your walls. This design is great for featuring special flowers from your own celebrations. Try shadow boxes or chunky, large frames for these designs.
Pressing bright flowers and leaves can make a great hobby, too! Here’s the process to properly preserve them.
7. A Single, Large Art Piece
Ever walked into a gallery and noticed that one, amazing piece? It’s the only thing on the wall. And, for good reason.
Do you own or plan to buy a single large piece of artwork? Consider a feature wall for it. It’ll bring it’s own style and beauty to the room.
Paint the wall an unobtrusive, yet complementary color. Then, let the piece speak for itself!
This idea is great for book lovers. Books have their own beauty and style. If you have a special collection of books, consider letting them work as decor!
You can find a variety of shelving styles to hang from the walls. Keep in mind that books can be heavy. Follow mounting instructions for safety.
Choose something that compliments your color palette and existing furniture. This wall design element works best in dens, living rooms, and the study. Some bedrooms look great with book displays, too.
9. Hanging Vases
Got houseplants? You’re not limited to putting them on your tables and shelves, anymore. Try hanging them right on the wall!
Build an indoor trellis for vining or climbing plants. Hang planter boxes for plants that overhang or upright flowers. Or, use a bracket to affix a decorative vase on the wall.
Remember to take drainage and watering into account. You don’t want to damage the wall or your flooring.
10. Signs and Sayings
Make a statement! Say something with a sign or a saying.
These days, you can buy signs that express your personality and your passions. Be it your state flag, a quote or personal sentiment. Your expressions will add to the mood in your room.
Use repurposed wood to make your own sign. You can paint your words on using a stencil. Or, buy an applique that makes your statement for you.
Go On, Get Creative!
You’re limited only by your own creativity. Think outside the box.
Add one of these wall decoration ideas to your favorite room. Then, watch your mood improve. You might find yourself hanging out there to enjoy the atmosphere!
You might find yourself hanging out there to enjoy the atmosphere!
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