Let your walls transport you to another place by adding a mural. Whether you paint it by hand or choose a wall covering, the pattern will have a big impact.
7. Install shelves
If you run out of floor space for shelves, hang your collection on the wall. Set up floating shelves and display hard covers, small sculptures and other junk.
8. Hang up the plates
Why hide your fine china in the cupboard when you can show it off? Use wire hangers to display your favorite dishes and serving platters. If you’re a designer collector, this might be the choice for you – we’ve even seen breadboards like artwork on the wall of a Brooklyn brownstone.
9. Display sculptural sconces
Wall lights add an additional source of light without taking up space on the floor or on a side table. Choose an eye-catching design that doubles as a wall sculpture to add light and style.
10. Go greener
Plants don’t just have to sit on the windowsill. Try hanging or wall planters to add some greenery to your space and nature to your walls. If you’re not a big water lover, you can go for a high-quality fake plant (and no one will likely ever be wiser).
11. Make the most of texture with macrame wall art
These ’70s macrame wall hangings are making a big comeback. The weaves add texture and warm the austere walls. Buy them on Etsy or try making your own.
12. Or try the beaded wall art
This wall hanging is made according to the tradition of Maasai beads. We love the minimalist black and white design. This stunning piece is handcrafted in Tanzania using glass beads from the Czech Republic.
13. Hang an oversized wall calendar
A large calendar works especially well on an office or kitchen wall. Keep track of your events while adding a standout element to liven up your room. Try bright and bold calendars with sans serif fonts to create a modern look and add a splash of color.
14. Set the tone with a whiteboard or giant blackboard
A large board is a perfect functional addition to an office, playroom or even a kitchen. A chalkboard lends a rustic air to any room, while a whiteboard is the contemporary alternative – and you don’t have to stick to just white (they are available in a variety of shades and colors. ‘printed). You can take it to the next level and paint an entire wall with WriteWallPaint, which creates a writable surface.