There are a few topics that consistently come up when it comes to decorating a home—and one that I hear time and time again is what exactly to put on your walls! How do you fill all those empty and bare walls? What are creative ways to fill your walls? What are affordable ways to fill your walls?
Here are three tried-and-true (I’ve done them all in my home!) methods for filling your walls. Intersperse a few different ideas throughout your home to create more interest!
Gallery Wall or Photo Ledge
I’ve written about my love of photo ledges before. They’re not only simple to hang, but they also provide flexibility when you want to change up your art. You can get them at Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and pretty much any home store.
Gallery walls are also a great way to show your personality and creativity. Whether you use many pieces or a few, art or photos (or both!), only framed pieces or some sculptural pieces, a grid (like above) or a random pattern, gallery walls are a wonderful option for filling your walls.
If you’re wanting to mix in some quotes into your gallery wall, I created 5 free prints just for you! Get them here!
Large-scale art is a simple way to fill a larger wall, but can often be a bit spendier. One affordable option for large-scale art is to get an engineering print at your local Staples for a few bucks! Simply bring in or email a high-resolution photo or print to get started, and they’ll help you with the rest.
Two things to note: these prints aren’t as perfect as a photo print would be, and they’re printed on thin paper, rather than photo paper. However, I’ve found that once they’re framed and up on the wall, it’s hardly noticeable, and you get a large print at an amazing price point!
Hanging sculptural items is a great way to create conversations in your home. Experiment with what you hang on your walls, from more “normal” items like mirrors and clocks to more eclectic items like old instruments, wall planters, and tapestries. Whatever your imagination comes up with that can hang on a wall is fair game!
I hope that these ideas have helped you think through ways you can up your wall game in your home. Think through the bare walls in your home and how you could fill them using one of these solutions. Perhaps you have a small space in your bathroom that could use a mini gallery wall of three smaller photos. Or maybe the large wall in your dining room could use a large piece of art or an en engineering print. Whatever you choose to do, just do it! Because life is too short for bare walls. 🙂