12 Ways To Breathe Life Into A Blank Wall

Last updated on July 23rd, 2021

Do you have a blank wall in your home that you’ve been wondering what to do with? Well, artwork isn’t the only way to dress it up. Read on to discover a lot of other ways to do it in!

1. Use a bright wall-hanging

An eye-catching wall hanging can sometimes add all the drama that you need to liven up a blank wall.  Choose one with colors contrasting the color of the wall you’re trying to perk up.

2. Create a ‘timeless’ wall!

A wall full of different clocks won’t just perk up your space but also give the room a sense of character. Choose a variety of analog clocks with widely different faces, to give your wall a quirky feel.

3. Paint it in a bold color

A quick way to perk up a dull and boring wall is to paint it in a bold color. Yes. It is as simple as that.

4. Split a photo

Want to learn an off-beat way to hang a picture on a wall? Try splitting it into three or four, either horizontally or vertically, and get each part framed separately before hanging them all together!

5. Make it a gallery wall

Get differently sized artwork and put it on display and transform your blank wall into a gallery wall. Throw in a musical instrument or something quirky in the middle and have people admiring your not-so-blank wall no end.

6. Use pretty light fixtures

Lighting fixtures, and pretty ones at that, are a great way to enliven a blank wall. Get a pair of sconces focusing light on a quaint couch and your blank wall is blank no more.

7. Cover the wall in a quirky wallpaper

Get your blank wall covered in a quirky wallpaper and turn it from a dull wall to a stunning head-turner.

8. Make a washi tape pattern

This is especially useful if you’re renting and can’t drill too many holes to hang artwork. Just get plenty of washi tape in your favorite colors and create patterns on the wall. Change the pattern the moment you start feeling bored with it!

9. Hang plants off macrame holders

Plant your favorite greens in colorful pots, and hang them all off macrame plant-holders tied to a sturdy branch to make an instant statement in green!

10. Set up a quirky shelf or two

Install a couple of quirky shelves on your blank wall and make it a nice little show-stopper that doesn’t just house your books and curios, but also becomes an instant conversation starter!

11. Create a photo wall

Bring out old family photos and have them framed in different shapes and sizes. What better way to dress up a wall than beautiful memories!

12. Hang empty frames

Get a few differently-shaped empty frames and hang them at varying heights and watch as your dull wall gets transformed into a work of art!