6 Tips to Decorate a Blank Wall

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6 Tips to Decorate a Blank Wall

Staff Writer · Feb 24, 2010

Lots of homeowners and apartment dwellers alike are familiar with the simple process where do-it-yourselfers decorate wall areas by hanging a painting or other art piece. But for many, getting their art collection onto the wall is not enough to bring the desired level of color and creativity to a blank wall space. Here are some additional tips for making the most of the wall space you have and creating a more vibrant, inspired creativity in your apartment.

1. Consider a Hanging “Tapestry”

The idea of hanging sheets of colored or printed material on walls is a practice that goes back to ancient times. Some home decorators still like to use this process today, where a colored or patterned blanket or other large wall hanging gives a space a more decorative appearance.

2. Broaden Concepts of Framed Decorative Art

For a wide range of do-it-yourself home decorators, the various two-dimensional items they have collected in the past can present a great solution for jazzing up an apartment or home space. Hanging framed decoration doesn’t have to be restricted to works of art like paintings or prints. Collect some archived materials with sentimental value and create a collage or simple artistic framed piece that can brighten up a home while reminding inhabitants of some of their favorite memories. Pictures or souvenirs from trips or vacations are a usual choice.

3. Find a Cohesive Framing Strategy

Most home decorators would agree that your framed materials will not look as nice as they could without a good strategy for framing. Think about how various frames match or clash with each other, and how adding a row of framed in a specific layout can give a blank wall space a coordinated, organized look.

4. Consider Alternative Fasteners

Some rental dwellers hesitate to hang a lot of art or other objects because of the need for spackling over nail holes later. In these cases, new Velcro fasteners that stick to the wall can be a great solution for temporary rental home decoration. However, it’s best to make sure that these fasteners can handle the weight of a decoration or framed art piece.

5. Consider Wall Painting Options

Another way to bring a creative look to a blank wall space is with patterns that are painted directly onto the wall. Using stencils or other painting techniques can add color and originality to a room or space. Renters should make sure that painting is allowed according to the terms of the lease before proceeding in these kinds of projects.

6. Think About Functional Decorations

Other items provide function for a space while effectively breaking up a dull interior landscape. Bulletin boards for organization and dart boards for recreation are some popular choices.

With a little attention to tips like those above, individuals who want to decorate their wall spaces can find more inspiration to effectively dress up the spaces they live in. Giving rooms and spaces a new look can have a big effect on the mood, helping inhabitants appreciate their homes and providing a better presentation for visitors.

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