Not sure how to turn an empty wall into a beautiful showpiece? No worries. We’re on top of it with wall decorating ideas that will turn your blank canvas into a masterpiece. Whether you want your wall to be functional–think a mirror or a wall clock–or purely decorative, our wall decor ideas will help you nail down the perfect look. 

8 DECORATING IDEAS

Display Home Accent Pieces

Add a shelf and place beautiful home accent piecesOpens in a new window  on it to spice things up.

Choose a Single, Eye Catching Painting

Sometimes a single piece of artworkOpens in a new window is enough to make a statement on a blank wall. Just think about scale and choose one that fills up a little more than half of the visual space. 

Light up Your Look with A Wall Sconce

Wall sconces provide lighting and fill wall space with an appealing glow.

Add Time

Wall clocksOpens in a new window come in various styles to complement your decor while adding function and flair.

Display a Sculpture 

Displaying artwork isn’t the only way to liven up a blank wall. Consider placing a sculptureOpens in a new window on a shelf or, if you have one, a recessed area of the wall. 

Add Mirrors

Reflect your style and add the illusion of space with decorative mirrors. Make it fancy or keep it simple, just let the rest of your room’s decor guide your mirror choices.

Get a Split Photo Art Piece

Multi-canvas prints make a dramatic statement. 

Add a Basket

Baskets aren’t just for storage. Display this beautiful wall basketOpens in a new window to add a punch of texture.

DIY Wall Decor and Tips

Cover with Collectibles 

Dust off your fine china or other collectibles and showcase them on a shelf.

Try Wood Planks 

Think outside the box. Drill holes into the four corners of a decorative wood shelf, cut two pieces of rope cord to the desired length, fold and thread through a metal ring. String the cord through the holes on the shelf, knot the ends and hang your shelves.  

Hanging shelf on a wall

 

Repurpose Items 

Refurbish and hang thrift store finds for an eclectic, vintage look. Think old vinyl records, salvaged wood,  even old windows. 

Add Greenery

Don’t forget your plants, here’s how you can create adorable hanging plants without breaking the budget.

  • Make sure you gather all your supplies (hemp string, scissors, small jars, plants/flowers)

all the supplies used to make hanging plants.

  • Cut your string to the length you want and tie it to the jars

two hands tying hemp string to the top of a small mason jar.

  • Add water to your jar or soil and place your plant/flowers in the jar

A complete hanging jar with water and a plant inside the jar.

  • Hang it up to display and VOILA!

Stencil Inspirational Quotes

Stencil or use washi tape to display your favorite quote on a wall. 

A stencil placed into a frame to display on a wall shelf.

 

Cute Potter Plants

Add some personality to your terracotta pots with a touch of paint and a bit of whimsy.

GIF

Hang an Artsy Calendar

Remove the glass from a picture frame, line the inside with scrapbook paper, and use a dry-erase marker to write the dates on the outside of the glass for a personalized perpetual calendar. 

DIY calendar made from paint splotches.

Go Natural 

Multiple small framed butterfly prints, dog prints and paw prints on a collage, or a bevy of bird prints are all fun ways to spice up an empty wall.