A big, windowless wall can be the perfect canvas for creative decor ideas. Don't let that blank space go to waste! Take a look at these genius wall decor ideas that will liven up any space.
In a gorgeous, color-splashed room, the focal point of the gallery wall is an Indian sign painting of a tiger, surrounded by a charming hodgepodge of smaller framed pieces.
In the living room of Kris Ghesquière and Eva Claessens’s house in southeastern Uruguay, a symphony of corresponding art works with yellow lamb sculptures by and paintings and a feather sculpture by .
In Steven Gambrel's Chicago apartment, a troika of framed artworks hang at varying lengths in a narrow wall niche, livening up the narrow recess between the chimney and the entrance.
In this airy California living room, an antique mirror from India hangs over the fireplace, catching light to expand the room and illuminate the relaxed modern decor.
In the dining room of a New York home filled with art, a piece of textured wall artwork is by Rudolf Stingel. The lacy look of the work harmonizes with the smooth backdrop, which has been painted in a dove gray shade that closely matches the piece.
In the living room of a PR maven's maximalist New York City apartment, a blank space is brought to life with an extensive gallery wall. Divide your stark wall into sections, including a small collage of art and mirrors and an array of larger paintings. The portraits shown here are by Kimberly Brooks.
Andy Cohen's Manhattan duplex doesn't have many bare walls, but this one in his sitting room is dressed up with a statement-making fireplace. A Roy Lichtenstein lithograph hangs above the mantel in Nero Bilbao marble, which is a piece of art in its own right.
For a rustic feel, take a cue from this historic Long Island farmhouse and hang up a few antique pieces that you adore, whether they match or not. These 19th-century mirrors were found in Antwerp and give the entryway an eclectic feel.
Designer Kimille Taylor's Upper West Side dining room makes white walls look chic with a gorgeous painting by , framed perfectly by silver sculptural sconces.
The master bedroom of a Brooklyn apartment features a bed by upholstered in a fabric and topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket and a pillow from . The light fixture is from , the sconces are by , the painting is by and the walls are painted in .
Mix-and-match your favorite pieces of art, regardless of style or era, and display them using similarly gilded frames. In the master bedroom of a Los Angeles home, for example, the owners hung a wall of artworks from the couple’s collection above a decidedly feminine Italian giltwood settee.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways of dressing up a blank wall is by propping a mirror up against it. Mirrors have the power to open up a space, and as shown in a guest room of Amanda Seyfried's Catskills retreat, opting out of hanging it gives the room a relaxed feel. The walls here are painted in .
Hang an array of antique plates on a blank wall for an unexpected collection for guests to admire. In a corner of a kitchen in a Connecticut country house, the walls are hung with Dutch plates purchased in Sri Lanka and turbans that the designer had made in India as gifts for friends.
Install simple, minimalist shelving and display a few of your favorite books and objects to maintain a modern look. This Central Park apartment made use of an empty wall in the dining area by adding shelves that perfectly match the white walls.
Accent a dull wall with some spectacular lighting that doesn't require anything more than plugging it in. In the living room of fashion designer Erin Beatty and filmmaker Lex Sidon’s West Village duplex, which was designed by and Michael Woodcock of , the floor lamp is by and the surrounding paintings are by , left, and .
Arrange a variety of sculptures on your wall for an artsy, 3-dimensional effect. This French home belonging to a Middle Eastern princess showcases a series of sculptures by . The armchair is by and is upholstered in a fabric. The cocktail table is by Willy Daro and the 1950s lamp is by .
In a San Francisco home with art gallery sensibilities, a moon-shaped sculpture by brings pops of color to a blank, white wall. The kitchen’s cabinetry is by , the countertops are , the faucet is by and the stools are by .
A wall hanging brings relaxed, seaside charm to this guest bedroom in a Portuguese home. The beds are topped with crocheted-cotton coverlets from Bulgaria and the tile floor is original to the house.
In the bedroom of a Paris pied-à-terre, animal drawings cover the blank wall and include works by Paul Jouve, Georges Lucien Guyot and André Margat. The bed is a custom design, the rug is an antique Persian and the chandelier is by Baguès. The walls are painted in .
Inside a sophisticated New York apartment, a blank wall is given a museum-like quality with a bookshelf filled with reading material and collected treasures. Custom steel-and-oak stairs lead to the mini library.
This Mexican treehouse has a living room with worldly charm, distinguished most notably by a tapestry created from a traditional Bhutanese man's robe and hung on the wall. The sofa and ottoman are by , the Saarinen side table is by and the chairs are by Hans Wegner.
Create artwork on your walls without hanging a single frame. This London townhouse's library has plaster paneling in a custom design. The painted table is from the 1940s, the bench is by André Arbus and the vase is by . The abaca rug is by .
A painting of a 1970s plane split into three canvases makes a dramatic statement in retail guru Jeffrey Kalinsky's minimalist New York Apartment. The painting is from Wyeth and the walls are sheathed in Venetian plaster.
In a serene Martha's Vineyard vacation house, a ladder from propped up against a wall and paired with artwork bring instantly breezy personality to an otherwise drab wall. The dining table is a family heirloom, the chairs are by Arne Jacobsen and the stool is from .
One wall in this lively São Paulo duplex is covered with mirrors that reflect the room's vibrant pieces. The artwork on the mirrors is by John Grant, the 1940s sofa is upholstered in a and the Louis XV-style armchairs are antique.
Use a blank wall to showcase your collectibles, as in this morning room's floral china collection by in a historic English estate. The Jacobean-style dining chairs retain their original leather upholstery and the custom Crossley carpet was made in Halifax.
Two brass-and-alabaster pendants by flank a photograph by for added dimension in this Monaco apartment. The artworks at left are by Alex Perweiler.
Displaying artwork isn't your only option for livening up a blank white wall. This stunning home in India showcases a large branch for a natural, earthy aesthetic in the sitting room. The traditional daybed is from Rajasthan, and the ebonized-teak side table is by Mathieu for Stephanie Odegard.
In a San Francisco home, a single piece of artwork by is enough to make a statement on the blank walls painted in . The headboard is covered in a fabric, the bed linens are by and the bedspread is antique Belgian linen.
Staggered artwork (including a drawing by Jean Cocteau), 19th-century French gouaches and a mirror are accented by an antique water-buffalo skull in this Greenwich village penthouse. The antique Swedish sofa and Baroque chair, right, are upholstered in fabrics.
In William Frawley's SoHo apartment, the photograph of a rib cage is by an unknown artist and once belonged to a San Francisco museum; the Knoll stool has a custom-made zebra sling, a 19th-century table from is topped with a wood vase from , and the Akari paper lamp is by .
In a Manhattan home's foyer decorated by , fashion photographs by Melvin Sokolsky are displayed above a 1960s Brazilian credenza — and the pink walls are Venetian plaster.
Brian Atwood and brought a splash of Southern California to their former Milan home with palm-print wallcovering. The solid-brass dining table is from the 1970s.
A wall in the living area of Hilary Swank's Manhattan home is clad with planks of reclaimed barn wood; the photograph is by , and the painting is by .