Want to make your house feel more like a home? Add intrigue to your space by filling those blank walls. If you need some brilliant wall decor ideas, we’ve rounded up 17 of the most on-trend ways to spruce up your walls. The best part? Some of these looks won’t even cost you a cent.
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1. Basket walls
With their Bohemian vibe and various styles, baskets are the perfect DIY living room wall art ideas. Keep the tones natural for something decorative yet low-key, or mix it up with different colors or patterns for a statement wall that pops.
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2. Pastel round shapes
You only need paintbrushes and a pastel color palette for these fresh living room wall decor ideas. By adding round shapes to your walls, you can give them an on-trend aesthetic that’s not too over-the-top. Not keen on paint? Apply wall decals instead!
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3. Mirror gallery walls
You’ve seen gallery walls of framed art, but how about one of all cool and quirky mirrors? This easy-to-implement contemporary wall decor idea isn’t just a great conversation piece — it’s also perfect for bouncing light throughout an otherwise dark room or opening up a small space.
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Plants aren’t just pretty to look at. They’re also great for purifying the air and adding a burst of life to your space. Use your favorite plants, pots, and pot wall fixtures to create this stunning wall decor idea that’ll wow everyone who sets foot inside your space.
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Conjure your inner Picasso and transform a blank wall into a magnificent mural. All it takes is some paint, a paintbrush, and your imagination. If painting isn’t your thing, opt for some gorgeous large wall decals instead.
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6. Eye-catching canvases
Jazzing up an otherwise plain wall can be as simple as finding the perfect canvas for it – or painting your own! It doesn’t matter what style of art you’re into. As long as it’s eye-catching and consistent with the rest of your decor’s color scheme, it’ll be a winner.
Not much of an artist, but want to brag about painting your favorite piece of art? Try paint by number kits!
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7. Accent color shelves
Shelves are incredibly practical and easy to install. But add an accent color, and they’re works of art in their own right. Opt for an ombre look, like these wall shelves, or choose a single hue for a more dramatic statement.
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8. Old books
Before you toss old or torn books in the trash, try turning them into cool wall designs. All it takes are some removable wall adhesives, books or torn-out pages, and of course, your imagination. The sky’s the limit with this one!
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9. Giant pegboards
Though usually just a practical organization hack, pegboards can shine as unique and versatile wall decor, too. Mix and match yours with different shelving, peg styles, and knobs, or paint it a bright color.
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10. Record-cover wall art
Record covers are an affordable, easy, and accessible way to transform boring walls. Use mounting tape to fasten them to your wall. Or, if you don’t have any record covers, snag some at thrift stores and online marketplaces.
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