Knowing how to decorate a large wall is an important aspect of interior design. Learn how to give your walls a makeover.
Why Decorate Large Bare Walls?
There’s a difference between minimalist design and leaving large blank walls completely empty. Large empty walls can leave a room feeling barren, cold, and devoid of personality. Adding your own flair to home decor shouldn’t end with the furniture on your floor—you should spruce up your walls to give your home a unique look and flavor.
5 Tips for Decorating Large Walls
Decorating your walls requires as much interior design finesse as any other task. Consider these seven decorating tips:
Balance things out. Whether you go with a minimalist approach or something a little more maximalist, you should still balance out your entire wall space. Both clutter and too much empty space are the enemies—some blank space is always essential. Do your best to size up everything you’d like to put on your walls, as well as how much space you should leave between each item to level everything out.
Consider other furniture. Each room in your house probably contains plenty of other furniture. You should design the aesthetic of the walls in your living room, master bedroom, family room, and dining room with an eye for the purpose of the room itself as well as the furniture contained therein. Avoid clashing colors or out-of-place decorations.
Emphasize your personal style. No matter what you put up on your walls, make sure it reflects your own personality and artistic sense. While you may want your wall design to appeal to many people, you’re the one who will see it every day. Generate visual interest in a general sense, but make sure it appeals to you specifically.
Incorporate the wall itself. Keep in mind that you can alter the wall itself as well as add décor to it. Choose a paint color that pairs well with the furniture in the room as a whole and use it on an accent wall. For that matter, you can even paint your own mural for a large-scale art DIY project.
Think about functionality. Remember that you can use wall décor for more than just aesthetic appearances. For instance, you can hang sconces (wall-mounted light fixtures) along an entryway or large living room wall to give people more light to see by than they would otherwise. Or you can use shelves on your dining room walls to store decorative plates.
4 Room Wall Décor Ideas
Decorating large walls can be simple and cost-effective. Here are four design ideas for wall decor:
Ledges and shelves: Drilling shelves and ledges into your wall gives you an opportunity to display plenty of things atop them—from greenery in potted plants to candles and the like. Adding bookshelves and other ledges gives you the freedom to switch out what you use to decorate your wall space without affixing the items semi-permanently.
Mirrors: Add large mirrors to your living room décor or in other areas of your house. A mirror can add interest to a large wall without making the wall look busy. You can also reflect your personal style with whatever frame you choose for the mirror. Additionally, adding a large mirror to a wall can give the occupants the impression of a larger space, which you might find an attractive option in a smaller room.
Picture frames: Turn a side of any room in your house into a gallery wall packed with picture frames. This gives you ample space to store and celebrate family photos and other pictures, all while allowing you to fill in as much wall space as you need to without making it too cluttered.
Wall art pieces: From framed pieces of art to wall hangings, feel free to hang up art of different sizes and mediums on all your walls. Smaller pieces are easier to decorate around, while large pieces of artwork can be the focal point of an entire wall or room if you desire.