Interiors Inspiration

7 Easy Ways to Transform Blank Walls

Feb 28, 2020

Blank walls can be tricky to tackle, but with the right inspiration we know you can make the most of this space to make it feel like home.

Paint, wallpaper, art, shelves, lighting… the possibilities are endless!

Looking for blank wall ideas to transform your space? You’ve come to the right place.

Our best blank wall ideas:

1. Create a gallery wall

Grouping artworks can deliver a big impact for little effort. There are no real rules here: mix photos, smaller artworks and keepsakes for an eclectic feel.

Our tip is to pick a colour or frame style that you will keep consistent throughout. Add interest by mixing textures, shapes and sizes!

Looking for something a little more flexible?

Floating shelves are a great option if you’re not confident with mapping out your hooks or don’t want a gallery that’s set in stone.

Exposed shelves create a focal point for art to mix with plants and interesting decor that you can change out often.

Pro tip: Visual balance is important. Lay out your art on the floor until you’re happy.

2. Size matters

When it comes to blank wall ideas, size really does matter.

Choosing and displaying artwork in a room is an art in itself. If you have white or neutral colours then an oversized artwork can become a fabulous feature that you can use as a starting point for the rest of the room.

Our display homes often feature a selection of one-off pieces and galleries. Take a virtual tour of our Mickleham display home, the Melrose 262, to see the best of both worlds!

Pro tip: Consider engaging a professional art installer to ensure the work is hung correctly.

3. Mirrors, mirrors

Make any room feel even bigger and brighter with a mirror.

Mirrors visually extend a space and reflect both light and views.

You can hang them on the wall or lean them. The look is so seamless that you often don’t need to add other decorative accents. We love the minimalist route!

Pro tip: Treat mirrors like art and hang a single mirror as a feature or arrange smaller pieces in a cluster to create interest.

4. Wallpaper and decals

Use wallpaper as a feature to create a focal point in your room.

This is one of our favourite blank wall ideas. From intricate prints to vibrant block colours or photo-like murals, the options are endless.

Wallpaper is a beautiful way to bring kids’ bedrooms to life, especially if you play into their hobbies and interests.

It’s important to note that not all wallpapers have to make a huge statement, you can choose understated patterns that add just enough interest!

A hanging rug is another great way to add texture, warmth and colour into any room. The best part is that they’re not as fiddly to get right as wallpaper can be.

Pro tip: Try wall stickers and decals instead for a low-maintenance alternative.

5. Bring the outside in

Create your own green oasis within your new JG King home!

Vertical gardens are increasingly popular. Choose a wall-mounted design for indoor plants, then select planters for shape, colour and texture.

Be sure to choose the correct light for your greenery to ensure they thrive.

Hanging plants are another great choice if you’re growing something with flair like an indoor ivy.

Pro tip: If your wall is near the kitchen, why not create a herb garden?

6. Wainscoting and cladding

Whether your style is coastal, art deco or shabby chic, panelling delivers character, texture and visual interest.

Try it in a hallway as a decorative trim or go all out with a feature wall of decorative cladding or vertical joinery.

Pro tip: With the right setting, wainscoting can create a fresh and modern twist on an old classic.

7. Textured décor

Introduce an earthy element with grass cloth wallpaper or macramé hangings.

We love this blank wall idea for softening clean-lined spaces and bringing warmth to a bedroom.

If you prefer to stick to paint, consider creating texture with a roller. This approach can really catch the light and create a pleasing bohemian or industrial feel.

Pro tip: Learn how to create a macrame hanging by yourself for that handmade touch!

Here at JG King Homes, we’ve brought to life our walls in so many creative ways.

We recommend visiting our display homes. Our New Home Consultants will be on hand to help you create your dream home. For current display home locations click here.