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Blank Wall Solutions for Your Home

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

There are many ways to decorate the walls of your home, and sometimes rearranging wall art, photos, decorative accents or even painting can offer a fresh look in a room without too much work. Here are some blank wall solutions for when you find yourself in a decorating rut.

Wallpaper or Paint

Wallpaper has had its ups and downs in home decorating, but using it, like any other home accent, is all about personal preference. Use wallpaper to create an accent wall, or find a subtle pattern to decorate a whole room. The same goes for a new paint color; in both cases, consult a professional to learn the correct methods for application and to gain insight on complementing colors.

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Gallery Wall of Photos

Gallery walls are an easy go-to for a blank wall, as chances are you already have photographs displayed around the house. Mix or match sizes, textures and even colors of frames to fill a wall with personal mementos. Take a look at some of our favorite gallery wall looks here.

Organization

Especially in a hallway, mudroom, kitchen or small space, a blank wall can be helpful when there is not a lot of extra space for odds and ends. Wall hooks come in many sizes, shapes and styles for a variety of uses. Use a single wall hook for pet leashes or keys, and use multiple for backpacks, jackets and larger items. Cupboards provide a great storage solution for items you want to keep tucked away out of sight, or items you don’t need on a daily basis. Adding these to a wall can clear up floor or closet space in your home while offering decorative appeal.

Blank Wall Organization

Seasonal Decoratives

Of course, your blank walls can be filled with seasonal decoratives that change throughout the year. Switch out holiday wreaths for metal wall art in the shape of a heart, add a St. Patrick’s Day sign and then decorate with spring prints and imagery, switch to Fourth of July decor and then to fall, and before you know it the holiday season will begin again. This is a great way to redecorate without making big changes to your home, which will exude a festive feeling all year long.

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Thursday’s Theme: Gallery Wall Inspiration

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Many of us take the first part of the new year – if not the whole year – to reorganize, rearrange and find new inspiration for making our homes look and feel fresh and well decorated. This means it’s time to flip your reversible pillows, move around the furniture in your family room, add some whimsical accents to your kitchen counters and take a look at your walls. That’s right, your walls: one of the most underestimated spaces in a home when it comes to decorating.

Gallery walls are always in style; it just takes a little browsing to find ways in which you like the pictures to be arranged and whether or not you like the frames to match up, and of course the act of collecting art or using photos to bring a blank wall to life. We have compiled a few images of gallery walls to help you find that inspiration, and if you have already created one in your own home, share it with us!

In a Bedroom

Especially in smaller bedrooms, a gallery wall can create a comfortable feel when there isn’t a lot of space for other decor. Construct around a vanity, giving the impression that the mirror and vanity itself are part of the art. We recommend displaying frames that coordinate with the colors of the room, and use personal art, photographs or dreamy images to make the bedroom a truly relaxing haven.

Out in the Hallway

Whimsical frames and eccentric images are perfect for the top of the stairs or a well-lit, casual or airy hallway. Mementos of years gone by in flashy gold, bronze or red antiqued frames as well as children’s artwork in more formal frames mix cheerfulness and formality to create a truly personal yet complementary look to accent a rustic trunk or armchair (or beautiful hardwood floors). The more minimal the hallway, the more freedom you should exercise.

In small or more narrow hallways, you don’t want to be overwhelmed by eccentricity; it could leave you feeling a little claustrophobic and be too busy for the space. We like the look of black and white images, or subtlety colored pictures, in white or black frames that match each other. You will still get a beautiful gallery wall effect, but one that is more cohesive and soothes the eye in a minimal amount of space.

Mix and Match

If you want a little more variety on your gallery wall, or want to tie in the overall theme of a room, add other types of hanging decor the wall. This nautical gallery wall is a great example: a fish wall sculpture, oars and two more shapely accents complement the look and color of the prints while adding a little more intrigue and texture to the flat space.

While we were specific with the rooms we included here, note that the strategies mentioned can be utilized elsewhere in your home. Use the bedroom idea around the television in your living room, or a work space in an office; the minimal, more formal look from the hallway also looks elegant in a more formal bedroom; and adding shelves, clocks or quirky accents works with gallery walls in every room. Most importantly, measure your space if you want straight lines, and always remember to make it your own!

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