Ideas for Decorating a Large Wall

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Need ideas for how to decorate a large wall? Big, empty waIls can be some of the more challenging areas to decorate in a home. They key is to make it eye-catching but not too busy, and honestly, that can be tricky to do!

These are a few tried-and-true ways to decorate a large, empty wall without adding a cluttered feel.

1. Consider a wall treatment.

i.e. board and batten or shiplap. These go a long way in filling space, adding character and interest to a room, while keeping it clean and classic. It’s my opinion that these build character in a home, have been around for years and years, and will never go out of style!

how to decorate a large wall
We added board and batten to our daughter’s playroom to give the room interest but not overcrowd it.

2. Gallery Wall (probably my favorite budget friendly way to make a big impact!)

Need some beautiful vintage art to add to your gallery wall? Visit my post here for a round-up of free vintage prints!

My love of photos and art make gallery walls one of my all-time-favorite ways to fill up wall space. Here are a few that inspire me:

For a budget idea! Use Dollar Tree frames to create a gallery wall. See how I did this here.

Need I say more? A gorgeous, easy, and inexpensive way to fill space and showcase loved ones! Alternatively, you could download art from sites like etsy.com or unsplash.com (this one is free!)

The Sweetest Digs has a tutorial on how to do this affordably.

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Photo Credit: Chris Loves Julia

I love the collected look and feel of this gallery wall by Studio Mcgee. The added sconce lighting above is an easy way to take it up a notch!

The wall behind the couch can be such a weird place to fill. I love the use of the IKEA ribba frames here. Linking them here.

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Photo Credit: Marissa Lindsey

Have a big wall behind your tv and don’t know what to do with it? I LOVE this idea. Here are some similar frames.

If you’re on a budget, you could follow my Dollar Tree frame tutorial here.

Another idea for the tv wall. The same idea, but a bit more simplistic and out of the box. Also, the plant as a way to fill weird corner space! I’ll talk about this in a moment.

4. Photo Ledge

I love a good photo ledge. I have to say, I love this photo ledge in particular because of her use of large and neutral frames. The alternating white/gold/natural frames, yes!

These are easy to build and very budget friendly! Check out pinterest for tutorials.

I love the varying height of the frames here! I also love how simplistic it leaves the room. It fills the space without overcrowding.

5. Build a faux fireplace

We decided to build a fireplace in our front room on top of the shiplap we had already done. We did this by building around an electric insert, and you can find the tutorial here!

See how we built our fireplace here!

I’ve been seeing this one all over the place, a shiplap fireplace!

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Photo Credit: Our Blue Abode

6. Open Shelving

A beautiful and budget-friendly idea!

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Photo Credit: Unknown

7. Basket Wall

I like the use of light, natural toned baskets here in varying sizes. I personally like basket walls best when at least one or two of the baskets are a bit bigger than the rest. This one is perfectly done!

8. Use corner plants to fill space

Add a plant such as fiddle leaf fig, olive tree, schefflera, or ficus tree into an empty corner near a window. Even a small one in a basket or on a small table helps to fill weird corner space.

9. Oversized Wall Art

Photo Credit: Daley Home Design

Just a few ideas for how to decorate a large wall! If you’re just not sure where to start, look at pinterest for spaces that inspire you, and then look at the details that make up the photo. That will help you to narrow down what would bring life to you in your own space!

Until next time,

Need more home ideas? Check out these posts!

1) Where to Find Affordable Throw Pillows

2) Free Vintage Art Digital Downloads

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