5 ways to jazz up your blank wall without just hanging a picture
Have a blank wall that you are looking to jazz up? Automatically we think about hanging a picture to fill the space, however there are many other creative ideas that we’ve discovered that can add colour and texture to your space. Here are a few ideas that think outside the square.
Make your mark
A chalkboard wall can be a practical and fun way to fill a blank wall. Whether it be in a childs room or play area for drawing on, or in the kitchen for writing lists and messages. Not keen on a black wall? well the best part is that it doesn’t necessarily need to be black! Dulux has created coloured chalkboard paint comes in an array of bright colours.
Using multiple clip boards is a great way to fill a blank wall. First use double sided tape to stick the clip boards to the wall, then let your imagination run wild with imagery, quotes, photographs and artwork. You could even divide one image up into lots of smaller images to create impact.
Create a wall hanging using a favourite piece of fabric. Kiitos in Torquay and Barwon Heads has a wide range or Marimekko fabrics, which are large scale prints in a bold graphic style. Alternatively shop online for beautiful tropical leaf print fabrics such as we’ve found at Fabric Traders. If you’re creatively inclined you could even screen print your own fabric, or design your own print and get it printed at Frankie and Swiss in Melbourne.
Hanging fabric can make a beautiful alternative to artwork (image via Pinterest)
A mirror can make your home feel bigger and brighter than it really is. Positioned correctly they optomise natural light and even bring the outdoors in or add texture in a room. Mirrors can be both functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Used in place of artwork as a decorative element a mirror really can be a showstopper piece for your home. You can find mirrors in all of your favourite homewares stores, or for a more bespoke special piece check out the incredible hand cut mirrors at Mirror Envy.
A ‘hole new look
A pegboard can be fabulous and flexible way to utilise a spare wall. Add a shelf to display treasures and plants, clip pictures and inspirational quotes, and even hang containers to store stationery, keys or other smaller items. Head to your nearest hardware store and find out the possibilities!