Interiors
Jan 16, 2012

Wall decor: How to fill your blank walls

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Wall decor: How to fill your blank walls Author: Style At Home

Interiors
Jan 16, 2012

Wall decor: How to fill your blank walls

By: Cindy Jacobelli

It’s amazing how blank walls are transformed when almost anything is hung on them! They immediately burst to life, making a room feel homey and lived in rather than sterile and impersonal. Fill them with fun, decorative accessories or functional space savers. Either way – there are lots of options for making them interesting. Here are 10 ideas on how to turn empty walls into eye candy!

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Magnificent mirrors
Mirrors are not only strong statement pieces, they also make a space feel bigger. Whether you have a light and airy room or a rugged and industrial space, this Silver Chain-Link mirror is perfect for filling the gap. Horchow, $345. wall-decor-framed-chalkboard.jpg
Framed chalkboards
These chalkboard frames are great multi-purpose items. Display photos and write messages, reminders or important dates for the whole family to see. The gallery frames make it easy to mix them in with an art collection or photo frames on your wall. Pottery Barn, $62-$83. wall-decor-modular-shelves.jpg
Modular shelves
These modular shelves add character to your walls while providing space for decor accessories frames, vases, books and more. Hang them on their own or in multiples for geometric appeal. West Elm, $60 each or $102 for set of two. wall-decor-clock.jpg
Eye-catching clocks
Clocks are artworks in themselves and are an elegant way to add wall decor to your space. Choose oversized clocks like this vintage piece inspired by those once found in French railway stations for timeless elegance. Williams-Sonoma, $119.95. wall-decor-medallion-decals.jpg
Wall decals
Dress them up, dress them down! These vinyl Medallion Wall Decals are perfect for transforming bare walls into classy canvases. They’re easily applied (and removed!) to give the look of rich wallpaper, without the hassle. Choose traditional or contemporary patterns in a variety of colours.  Layla Grayce, $88 US. wall-decor-mounted-candleholders.jpg
Wall-mount candleholders
Add light, warmth and old-world charm to your wall decor with these mounted candleholders. Hang them on their own, in clusters, or to flank other items on your wall. They’ll bring sophistication and serenity to any room. Pottery Barn, $25-$303. wall-decor-cubby-organizer.jpg
Cubby wall organizer
In small spaces, it helps not having to clutter floor space with a table for keys, phones, mail and more. Make use of your wall space with this wooden cubby organizer. Keeping everything in one place will save you time in the mornings! Kitchen Stuff Plus, $29.99. wall-decor-leather-tapestry.jpg
Leather tapestry
Tapestries are intricate works of art that are the perfect adornment for any wall. They may seem old-world, but with a hand-painted leather tapestry like this one, they bring modern style to your home. Horchow, $745 US. wall-decor-garden-blue-wreath.jpg
Garden blue wreath
Why not go for seasonal accents like this garden blue wreath? It’s perfect for summer and early fall. But when the season’s over, you’ve got space for something else. Changing up the wall decor every now and again keeps things feeling fresh. Williams-Sonoma, $99.95. wall-decor-panel-art.jpg
Panel art
Art collections can be part of a bigger image or variations on each other. Either way, panels like these Aidan Gray Art Medallions draw the eye and make for great conversation pieces. Layla Grayce, $435 (set of four).

Find everything you need to know about adding personality to your rooms with our guide to wall decor.
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