Some people seem to be born with a gene that allows them a mystical intuition where interior design is concerned. The rest of us muddle through as best we can, trying to cultivate a personal style that exhibits some level of sophistication and unity based on changing trends and design elements that speak to us. But you needn’t go it alone when it comes to decorating your house in order to transform it from a blank slate into a comfortable and inviting home. There are scads of tools and resources to help you make the most of your space, and to make it uniquely “you.” So when you’re tired of staring at a blank, bland bedroom wall, here are a few options that might help you to dress it up.
You’ll want to start with the foundation, which is to say paint. Color can transform the whole look of your room. Or you could take it a step further, adding pattern and even texture with wallpaper. These days you can find amazing options, including peel-and-stick products that are easy to apply (and remove down the line), as well as 3-dimensional wallpaper and even products you can paint over. Or if you want something more functional, consider the fun you could have with chalk paint. You could change your decor daily with nothing more than an eraser and some chalk! Of course, if you don’t want to go that far, you could always hang a pinboard instead.
You may also want to hang more permanent decorations, though. One easy way to make an impact that is out of the ordinary is by hanging floor-to-ceiling drapes on your wall. This method can be used to add an unexpected third dimension to an otherwise flat surface, as well as provide the visual appeal of color without having to go through the trouble of painting. Or you may want to add more traditional wall hangings, such as framed artwork.
Whether you’re hanging prints, photos, or both, there are ways to make the task easier. One good option is to use a template. Sometimes they are included when you purchase frames, although you can also find a variety of templates online designed to help you create an appealing layout for frames of different sizes. These simple guides will help to take the guesswork out of creating a photo wall or an arrangement of artwork. You could also purchase a bunch of small mirrors to create a neat display, rather than hanging one larger mirror. Finding an eclectic assortment at a flea market or garage sales can be fun, and you can always paint the frames or hang them with colorful ribbons to make the look more cohesive.
You can also decorate blank walls with personalized decals. Sites like Words Anywhere allow you to create your own custom lettering, so whether you want your initials or your name in bold print or you prefer to place favorite quotes on the wall for inspiration every morning when you wake from your slumber, you can have the one-of-a-kind decoration that will spice up a bland wall and truly make the space your own.