Empty Wall Ideas and Solutions

Washi Tape WallQ. I have this big empty wall in my bedroom and I have no idea what to put on it. I have these 2 tiny pieces I bought at the store but they are too small. It makes the wall look even bigger. What should I do with my empty space to make me not hate this wall anymore? – Sheila R. 

A. Please don’t hate this wall anymore. Do something to it. If you feel like you have just lost all hope on what to do, then it’s your lucky day.

I recommend 7 empty wall ideas that will make this bare wall look better, and will make you feel better in the process.

Paint the Wall

Decorative Wall Paint

(Lady Inspira Jons)

There is no better way to have a dramatic statement, then  to find yourself a bold paint color. You absolutely needn’t put anything on it when it’s one, or two, or five impressive colors. Sometimes, the more the merrier.


Wallpaper Accent Wall

(A Drop of Pleasure)

There are some pretty amazing wallpaper solutions for renters and homeowners. Get something fun that leaves a major impact on you and your guests. You don’t have to hang anything over wallpaper like you see above, because it’s art on its own.

Fabric Solutions

Fabric Wall

Draping fabric over a wall can soften the feel of an entire room. It’s worth finding gorgeous fabric that you want to splurge on. Also, know that you can use fabric in many different ways. See ‘Using Fabric As A Wall Treatment’ to gather other great solutions and tips.


Wall filled with art

(Bower Power Blog)

This is naturally my favorite solution for filling up a wall space. Look into local artists and vendors that you love and fill up your space with gorgeous pieces. You can use multiple pieces to create something different and unique. Or you can use one large piece of art that makes you really happy. If you live in Los Angeles, Art Cricket LA is a great way to find an artist that matches your design style.

Wood Panels

Wood Paneling Wall Solution

Wood paneling doesn’t necessarily have to scream horrid 70’s paneling. As you can see in the image above, it’s got real potential. Please only do it if you own your own home. Otherwise I highly doubt your landlord would be okay with you adding anything like this to your rental.

Washi Tape and Stickers

Washi Tape Wall(Anne Kelle)

This is such a good one because you can change-up what you’ve got on your walls pretty regularly. Washi Tape can be pretty easy to find discounted at craft stores. You want to make sure you’re getting enough of it to do something like you see here.

Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard Paint Wall

I say if you have a family, then this is something that everyone will love. You can change what it says, looks like, or means to you. Also, know that any color can be used for chalkboard paint. You aren’t limited to using black.

Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is a Los Angeles designer and blogger for Art Cricket LA and Rhiannon’s Interiors.

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  1. I have this problem with my staircase wall when I first enter my home. I don’t want to have it be empty but I don’t want it overwhelmed with STUFF. So I’m still thinking about it….

  2. As a decorative artist I have found that the “accent wall” is becoming a unique area to paint many different things from murals to trompe loeil. The geometric designs can be great if you keep it simplistic and clean line design , Then there is the old urban redbrick concrete look as a back ground for land and seascape art work done in a realistic and representional style. Weathered barnwood for a backdrop is also wonderful. I have painting quite a few of these styles on canvas and directly onto the areas including murals with great success. The thing I am not liking to see are the huge digital wall stickers of cityscapes and other photography as it looks to be IMO like second thought planning. I think it should be much more done in a spontaneous artist style. Love the post Rhiannon

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