How to Spruce Up Bare Walls
Blank canvases, while offering a lot of flexibility, present their own challenges as well. Very few enjoy blank walls, but when it comes time to decorate, our imaginations and budgets evaporate. Fortunately, there are clever and budget-friendly ways to spruce up bare walls no matter what room you are embellishing. Check out these simple and creative tips from the home improvement specialists over at ImproveNet and be sure to head on over to the ImproveNet Blog for more remodeling and home improvement tips.
Given Lofty’s extensive clock collection, there is a budget and style for everyone considering decorating their wall with clocks. Various traditional or modern clocks are an easy and fun way to style your kitchen or living room. In fact, they don’t even have to be working clocks. If you go that route, perhaps mark the time of your children’s’ births. If you purchase working wall clocks and have family overseas, mark their times and never accidentally call Grandma at 4 A.M. again.
Those of you designing around a small bathroom, kitchen or den should strongly consider filling your walls with mirrors. Those reflections will magnify light and enhance a room’s dimensions. Essentially, mirrors trick the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it really is. We highly recommend going with one large mirror rather than numerous smaller mirrors. The large mirror will not only serve as a focal point to the room, but it will reflect more light, making the space feel large than it really is.
Certain decorations work better in certain rooms than others. Plates are a terrific way to fancy bare kitchen walls. Given the amount of time we spend in the kitchen, it pays to decorate the walls with some as creative and fun as antique plates. As shown above, one popular trend is to use multiple plates that have different designs, but come together to form one magical look. By itself, each plate looks standard, but together, form a gorgeous floral design.
So, the next time your grandmother offers you her 100-year-old plate collection, try envisioning it on your walls. You never know; they could turn into the focal point of your remodeled kitchen.
4. Accent Walls
Believe it or not, there are ways to style blank walls without a hammer or nail. Many homeowners are decorating their bare walls by turning one of them into an accent wall. An accent wall’s design differs from the design of all other walls in the room. Paint used to be the most dominant remodeling tactic to form an accent wall, but lately, many homeowners are using reclaimed wood to cover those bare walls. Whether you go with paint or reclaimed wood, the costs should be minimal. Reclaimed wood can come from various sources such as shipping pallets, barns, mills, commercial structures or even your home if you’re remodeling. Just make sure the pieces you do take are not overly warped. If you go with reclaimed wood, white works best for the surrounding walls.
5. Wall Art
Finally, the most obvious way to fill blank walls is by adding elegant, creative, or classical pieces of art. Once again, thanks to Lofty’s huge selection of fine art pieces, there is sure to be a piece that fits your style and budget, no matter what room you are remodeling. Bear in mind to not veer too far off the overall look and feel of your home. For example, if you fitted your house with modern pieces, it doesn’t make sense to add traditional arts on your living room walls. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, browse online. Pinterest is a terrific source for creative wall pieces.
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