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You have finally put together your beloved home, complete with all precious pieces that brighten your day! All that’s left is a large wall staring blankly at you. A real Catch-22 for the homeowner. But we’ve got you covered! An empty wall can be the start of something new.

A new leaf to turn over. Designing an art wall is much more than turning it into a photo gallery. There are tons of tactics and wall decor ideas to make the wall totally you. We list below 20 foolproof ways to turn that vacuum into the X-factor of your home!

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Any room can benefit from the gravitational pull of large artwork. It gives a crisp, balanced focal point to the room without detracting from the rest of the room.

The larger your piece, the more graphic aplomb and conversation it will incorporate into the room.

Anything from an oversized photograph or painting hung at eye level will give maximum impact.

Maybe you can even try minimal, DIY abstract artwork by yourself. Abstract minimalism is reasonably easy to master with simple shapes and color palettes.

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Can’t make up your mind about a single piece of art; maybe you prefer a curated gallery mix? Make your wall look like an art gallery display.

Asymmetrical display design is enriched if the frames are equal in size, same color, and have the same backing, placed along an equidistant grid.

However, go rogue, and blend in a motley crew of framed photographs, paintings, and illustrations in contrasting scales for an eclectic fusion.

Dabble in print media, and take calligraphy home! The arty calligraphy ranges from Islamic metal inlays on marble and Chinese font inspired by nature to Japanese brush fonts, all exemplar wall décor options.

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A large piece of artwork alone can sometimes look flat.

Starting with something tall like a large painting leaned on the wall to amplify the room’s height, introduce a chair off the side.

Add pendant light over a stack of books or a vase next to it to give the scene some depth. If you lack space, flip the chair for a stool or ottoman for a similar effect.

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The versatile console table is always welcome in the entryway, living rooms, bedrooms, or in front of an empty wall.

Rather than leaving it bare, stack together art frames for your guests to go through or nail them right above the console. You can even pepper the table with an ornate lantern or a handsome planter, but not all together.

Consoles are thus capable of creating a “moment” where you are forced to stop and watch!

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From a neutral, minimalist look to bold, graphic statement pieces, wallpapers elevate blank spaces.

Bold graphics, contemporary geometric, understated chintz, biophilic landscape, jungle motifs, calming prints, and delicately floral wallpapers are an ode to escapism in this pandemic era. There is something for everyone.

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Made from natural reed, Grasscloth readily adds generous amounts of textures and dimension to the wall while being kinder to the planet. Available in prints, too, there are subtle variations in every sheet of Grasscloth that we love.

Now more than ever, we seek things that have significance. This season, wall murals are seeing a revival from archival and intricate frescos and abstract art to plaster sculptures, thanks to the allure of craftsmanship and heritage.

Let your next zoom meeting be in style!

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Moldings and trimmings can add layers of character and fine details to empty walls.

From baseboard flat profiles to picture-frame wall molding, moldings imbibe a streamlined-traditional styling, needing no extra frills.

Fluted walls are the element of the season and create dreamy, rippling silhouettes that catchlights in the most fascinating ways.

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They are ultra-glossy. They are vivacious. They are Hollywood glamor rolled right into your home. They are lacquered walls!

Oozing with opulence, they will stop your guests in their tracks!

However, surprisingly easy and inexpensive to attain, lacquered paint colors are great for dark walls to reflect light off chandeliers, pendants, and candles!

While reds are loud and traditional, intense blues and greens lacquered wall space will carry a magical, wistful air.

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Placed on a white wall, distinguished architectural elements can instantly steal attention.

Delicate details of flora, fauna, motifs, and folklore extracts are painstakingly etched onto doors, windows, and wooden panels in Burma, India, Indonesia, Morocco, and Turkey, to name a few.

A single piece of this traditional, big personality art can extend an antique grandeur to your blank wall.

They work exceptionally well as backdrops to dining rooms, living room walls, and headboards above beds.

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Found a rug that’s too gorgeous to be stepped on? Hand ’em up!

Woven, knotted, and knotted rugs have glorious textures, intricate patterns, and peppy colors that make them ideal wall art material.

Plus, a floor ornament on a wall is sure to get guests intrigued and impressed.

Similarly, indigenous or antique tapestries that tell a story are superb conversation starters. Exquisite silk-rugs also enjoy enduring popularity as drapery.

Got a bohemian tingle? A patchwork quilt or a quirky tasseled blanket will qualify as a standout wall hanging! Etsy houses some delightful decorating ideas.

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Clever pockets of greenery are not just attractive but add fresh scents too!

With the world welcoming nature home, a green wall is definitely a “blooming” choice for a blank wall.

The easiest way is to plant few climbers in a trough at the base of the wall and let it “creep up” to cover your wall in a luscious green jacket.

You can even supplement these creepers with some grass or flowering plants for depth and colors. These can be fitted in using simple wall-mounted planters or more complex hydroponic systems. However, according to House Beautiful, it’s best to consider all aspects of a living wall before committing to it.

If you lack green fingers, fake options today are leafy and plump; no one would be the wiser!

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We gushed over plant walls, but what if you don’t want something so gregarious?

Make a sizeable tropical stunner stand firm before your wall!

Pot a Magnolia or Bird of Paradise and breathtaking beauty will make your home feel brand-new! The heavenly scent of blooming magnolias will make sure you keep drifting to their corner for a whiff.

Rubber trees with plump, deluxe-looking leaves also make for dapper wall decoration.

Prop a chair next to them, for we are confident you will be lazing around.

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From the plethora of titles available, inject a little color and pattern into your wall.

The humble terrazzo is back and revitalized, with design enthusiasts labeling it the sustainable trendsetter in interior design.

Handmade cement tiles are a charming choice to lend a soft, heirloom charisma to your home decor.

To customize your walls further, you can play around with the layout. While brick lay is an orderly and dependable pattern, give oddballs like herringbone, crosshatch, and mosaic a go for unexpected fashions.

Don’t forget to experiment with grouts as you give your wall a tiled makeover.

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Though clubbing is a chimera during COVID-19, bar hopping is just a wall away. Tuck a tiny scullery bar onto your bare wall to jazz things up.

New York Magazine’s list of best wine coolers to our rescue set the mood for some wine tasting.

Using lux extras like Bengal marble or quartz countertop, wall sconces, and vibrant cabinets, you can instantly upgrade to a glitzy bistro! Small scale but swanky!

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Aesthetically striking, with natural textures and multidimensional weaves, baskets are having a moment in the pandemic.

Made of reed, jute, cane, palm leaves, and grass, this design idea is the perfect blend of minimal and exotic. Sun swirl, for instance, are baskets made out of banana stalk and raffia. Additionally, at Ten Thousand Villages, Uganda Baskets has a heartwarming practice of letting know who exactly wove your baskets for you!

The winning display of floor-to-ceiling Binga baskets by interior designer Stephen Halke unveils this budget-friendly, bohemian trend.

Colorful and sustainable, these pleasingly rugged rounds placed organically on the wall offset the flawless symphony of the interiors.

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Folding screens can act as stand-alone wall sculptures. From portable, oriental screens to the sturdy metal dividers fixed on studs, the choices in partitions are boundless.

Room London has a delectable assortment of divider screens by various esteemed artists, which by themselves are pieces of exclusive art.

But give heed to this bespoke material. Not for the faint-hearted, Corton steel has a brutish industrial edge that will put your wall on charm offense! So nail it as a solid block of a sheet, or get in some designer cuts.

You can also trade corten steel for copper if you wish for a genteel burnish.

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We love bookshelves chock-full of books with extraordinary stories that take us to distant lands.

What better way to design a large blank wall than furnish it with an elegant bookcase?

Traditional old-fashioned bookcases with their ornate frames and open shelves are ageless classics. What’s more, attach a sliding ladder against a floor-to-ceiling library for a bookshelf right out of a Thomas Hardy novel.

Put your bookcase on a diet, and opt for stacked shelves but no backs, only a frame for an airy- contemporary feature wall. Bare in the best way.

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If your blank wall is not large enough to accommodate a cupboard, but you like the idea of a showcase, floating shelves are for you.

These are casual shelving, excellent for huddling together anything from books to sentimental trinkets.

You can even experiment with the length, layout, removable racks, and larger-than-life shelf brackets that become garnish themselves for some variable visual interest.

If scattered shelves are not your thing, we suggest you take up this DIY project to get yourself a stylish pegboard.

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Are you a keen cook who owns gleaming copper pots and pans currently hidden away in a dark cabinet?

If the empty space is in or next to your kitchen, now is the time to whip them out and let them star in their own show as pieces of art!

Outfit the walls with sturdy, strategic hanging racks and rails or shelves to parade the cookware.

A way to ensure the display looks mouth-watering is to provide the composition is well lit!

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While we love free-standing large mirrors that enlarge small spaces, we are talking about upping the game here.

Venetian to bronze marbled, Azzurro, and mottled- antique mirrors are back in action and here to stay! Their fragile, romantic patina fascinates the viewer through hazy, mystic reflections.

Opt for a minimal fringe or an intricate frame; either way, we recommend propping them up against the wall for the right amount of flair.

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Vintage clocks were such utilitarian pieces that we often forget to watch out for their timeless grace.

No design enthusiast can deny the lure of a gallery wall of vintage clocks arranged thoughtfully.

You can even grow your gallery wall steadily. Keep a lookout for the prized grandfather clock at flea markets or garage sales for some old-school charm!

Be sure to get your hands on as many antique clocks styles as possible, minimalist analog and Roman numbers, maritime, cuckoo, pendulum, etc. You never have to run out of time again!

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In conclusion, don’t be afraid to go big and bold with different decorating styles. Whether your wall sees a fearless large-scale art or stays naked, make sure it reflects your personal style and brings you joy!

After all, sometimes, it is aught for everything! But, if you want to know how the wind blows, pop over to Foyr Neo and start building your 3D dream wall before tackling the real-life one.

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