We’ve all done it…
 
Look at a large blank wall and wonder how we want to fill that space.
 
We know artwork always works, but just maybe you’d like to do something different this time—decorate that wall in a more unusual way.
 
Here are 11 examples of adding design zest to a large wall in your home.
 
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SCATTERED SCULPTURES
 
Add a 3-dimensional effect with sculptural pieces. No obvious pattern; the sculptures seem to be placed as if by magic.
 
Note: Use an odd number of sculptures and lay your pattern out first on the floor until you find a design that’s pleasing to your eye.
 

CHOOSE A COLORFUL WALL HANGING

It could be a wall hanging that you found in your travels that you tucked into a drawer and forgot about. Bring it out, hang it and be reminded of a wonderful memory everyday.
 

BOOKS AND COLLECTIBLES

A blank wall is the perfect place for books and collected treasures. More than just a book case, the combination makes a pleasing display.
 
RUGS AND TAPESTRIES
 
There are so many treasures from around the world that make fabulous wall hangings. It could be a beautiful rug, any number of tapestries, or something like a ceremonial robe. They come with a story that’s fun to share and add beauty and interest.
 
PANELING
 
In this photo, plaster paneling was custom designed to create a 3-dimensional effect. Nothing else is needed to make this an architectural feature wall. 
 

A SIMPLE LADDER

 
It doesn’t have to be complicated. Just a simple ladder placed next to a painting completes this wall decor.
 

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL

A wall of mirror can be dramatic when it reflects other things of beauty in a room. Also note the artwork that’s placed directly onto the mirror. Hanging it from fishing line, the painting appears to float.
 
A COLLECTION WALL
 
Gather your collection of like items and place them all together so they show as one. It’s so much more effective that scattered about and makes a statement for sure.
 
ADD STATEMENT LIGHT FIXTURES
 
What makes this example different is the addition of unusual light fixtures that flank each side of the artwork; filling the space in a simple, yet dramatic way.
 

ONE OVERSIZED PHOTO

Needless to say, one large photo is all you need to make a very dramatic impression on a blank wall.
 

ICONIC WALLPAPER

This iconic wallpaper pattern originally from the Beverly Hills Hotel is enough of a statement all by itself.
 
Until next time…
 
Blessings from my home to yours,
 
Nancy
Dedicated to helping YOU live your rooms—not the other way around
 
Images via Elle Decor

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