16 Best Wall Decor Ideas | 2022

assorted paintings on green wall


Wall decor is the easiest way to make a room feel more interesting, and it’s also the least expensive—so it’s a win-win! There are many ways to go about adding wall decor. You could freshen up old furniture by changing out your decorations; you could add new frames and mirrors, or you could change the color of an entire room with paint. We’re going to focus on how to transform boring walls into something special. Here are some simple projects that can help you create a unique space.

Of course, you might need some basic knowledge about the room style. Simple jump to Beginner’s Guide to DIY Interior Home Design.

white and brown wall decor

1. Create an Accent Wall

Let’s start with the basics. First, make sure your wall is big enough for the art you want to hang. You’ll also want to make sure it’s clean and level before you start decorating. If you’re unsure of how to do this yourself, hire a professional contractor or handyman (or woman!) who can help get things ready.

Next, prime the wall so that paint will stick better. This step is especially important if you’re painting over textured or uneven surfaces—it’ll give your paint something more solid on which to adhere and not just drip off onto the floor below! Once this part is complete, apply two coats of high-quality latex primer in a neutral color that matches as closely as possible with what will go up on top of it later on down the road when it comes time for decoration season again next year (or sooner).

a woman in white long sleeve shirt pointing a graph posted on corkboard

2. Stick a Cork Board

Cork boards are a great way to display photos and notes. You can frame them or mount them on a wall, and you can use them to organize and display anything. They’re perfect for displaying your favorite quotes, artwork, or recipes.

four paintings on wall

3. Use a Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a great way to showcase your favorite pieces. It’s an easy way to change up the look of a room, but it can also be overwhelming if you have too many items on the wall. To create an effective gallery wall, try these tips:

  • Use a variety of items. The more variety in shapes and sizes you use, the better! You want your artwork to stand out from one another and not compete with each other for attention. Try hanging big frames next to small ones or mixing metal frames with wooden ones. If you want some contrast between different colors, hang them up together!
  • Hang items evenly across the wall for balance and symmetry. This will make sure that everything looks good together instead of one thing sticking out like a sore thumb because it’s lower down than everything else (and don’t worry about having things perfectly spaced; nobody has perfect spacing). You can also add another element—like mirrors—alongside your art on each side so there’s even more visual excitement happening here.
  • Use unique materials like metals or stones instead of traditional wood frames so they stand out more against other pieces that might be made out of wood too.

If you’re working on contemporary-style wall art, there is a lot at Burke Decor to choose from in spite of its customer-unfriendly price.

wall with painting and mirrors

4. Hang a Mirror

You can use mirrors to create the illusion of space and make a small room feel larger. Mirrors reflect light, which gives your home a brighter appearance overall. Mirrors also reflect the color of the walls, so they can help make a room appear more neutral. And on top of all that, mirrors reflect your decor—making it easier for you to coordinate throughout your home!

If you have a small space but want to make it look bigger—or if you’re looking for some simple ideas on adding more mirrors, the article, 7 Wall Mirror Decor Ideas For Home Improvement – 2022 is great for you to refer to.

person painting on the wall

5. Paint a Mural

A mural is a painting that covers an entire wall. This can be very laborious, but it can also be very rewarding if you spend the time to do it right. To paint a mural, you must first decide what type of design would look good covering your entire wall space. For example, if your room has lots of windows and natural light streaming in through them, then consider painting something that resembles nature such as trees or waterfalls. If on the other hand there are no windows and the room gets very little natural lighting at times (like in basements), then consider painting something like planets or stars as they usually appear when there is no light shining on them.

room interior with furniture and paintings on wall

6. Hang Some Art

Art is an essential part of any home. It can make your walls come alive and it can give the room you put in a sense of character. Not only that, but it’s also a great way to fill up empty space or to add some color to a dull surface!

You have many different types of art to choose from when decorating your walls: paintings, drawings, photographs, and more. The most common types are oil paintings (or acrylics) because they tend not to fade over time like watercolors do; however if there is any chance at all that your painting will be exposed for long periods during daylight hours then choose something else instead because UV rays will cause the image underneath paint layers (whereas oil paints don’t allow light through them). If this isn’t possible then consider hanging two pictures back-to-back so each one gets equal exposure time with sunlight which keeps both pieces looking fresh longer than if just one were hung there alone without any protection whatsoever against harmful rays coming through windows nearby.

green string lights

7. Hang String Lights

String lights are a fun and easy way to add some light to your wall. String lights are great for creating a warm and cozy atmosphere, especially if the wire is hidden in the wall or behind furniture. They can also be used to create a romantic atmosphere, by putting them on an open shelf with items that don’t need to be displayed as much (like books or picture frames).

String lights can also be used to create a festive atmosphere by hanging them around the fireplace mantel during Christmas time. Lastly, they can be used to give your room modern flair with their versatility in design and material usage. You could even hang string lights above your bed!

wooden shelves with assorted pots on a white wall with wall decors

8. Fill A Blank Wall With Floating Shelves

The easiest way to fill up a blank wall is with floating shelves. They’re versatile and can be used in different ways depending on your style and needs. If you want something more decorative than just shelving units, adding some greenery will make it look more inviting!

Use them to create a gallery wall, display books or art, or simply use them as a space to keep potted plants.

painting of african woman against shiny lamp in room

9. Hang A Large-Scale Art

Large-scale art can be a great way to add color and interest to a space. Large-scale art can be expensive, however, so it’s best to consider this option when you have more money or are planning on saving for a full year before making your purchase.

If you do decide that large-scale art is right for you, make sure the piece will fit into your home’s style by keeping these things in mind: Is the size appropriate? Since large-scale pieces typically don’t come in standard sizes like smaller works of art do, make sure you measure out where the piece will hang before buying it!

Will it look good with my other decor? If possible, ask an associate at the store where they would recommend placing this piece of artwork if they’ll let you bring it back if not happy with how it looks once hung up on your wall!

ancient antique art business

10. Hand A Clocks

Wall clocks add a touch of artistic style as well as function to any room that you put them in.

Time is the most valuable resource in our life. A clock is not only a device that shows the exact time but also an element of home decor. A well-chosen model will complement any room and can be the perfect finishing touch to a flawless interior design.

Many people think that clocks are old-fashioned. However, oversized clock wall decor ideas prove them wrong. While the idea of having a large, heavy clock in your living room may seem a little dated, the fact remains that a well-made and unique clock is a timeless work of art. Choosing the right type of clock can really make an impact, accent the design concept or complete a room. Yes, a clock can make a room look finished!

decorative plates on white wall

11. Hang Plates

Create a backdrop for photos and artwork by hanging plates on the wall behind them. You can design how to arrange the plates, such as in a row or in a grid. Creatively, you’re able to create a border or use them as focal points on your wall (or another large surface).

sculptures in a museum

12. Display Sculptural Sconces

Sculptural sconces are a great way to add interest, focal points, and cohesion to your home. They’re made of metal and are often shaped like flowers or stars. If you want to create a focal point in your room, then you can place these sculptures on shelves or tables near the center of the space.

If you want to create a cohesive look in your house that makes it feel like one room instead of several rooms pieced together with different furniture styles, then it’s important that all items match each other both aesthetically and functionally (for example by being made out of similar materials). You can do this by finding pieces that fit into one style so they go together well when placed together in an area where people spend most of their time – such as living rooms!

portrait of a woman holding a small bottle of cosmetic oil and rug in background

13. Put Rugs On The Walls

Use a large rug to cover a blank wall. This is probably the easiest way to makeover your walls without painting them or hanging new art. You can use any kind of large area rug: sheepskin, sisal, jute, or even area rugs made from t-shirts and jeans!

Don’t forget to use smaller rugs on top of baseboards and furniture legs to go with the rug on the wall. It’s also for an added pop of color in any room. The smaller size of these rugs is great for filling in areas where you want something colorful but not overwhelming—such as the tops of furniture legs or along the bottom edge of your coffee table.

14. Create Constellations

One of the easiest ways to bring some space magic into your home is by hanging constellations on your walls. The only requirement for this project is that you have enough room on your wall for all of the stars (and patience when it comes to finding them), as well as a bit of sewing know-how and thread.

In order to create a star pattern, you will want to start by choosing which constellation you want to depict. Once that’s done, pick out some warm colors (like reds and oranges) for the brightest stars in each constellation, and then go about making them! If you’re using iron-on fabric paint as I did, keep in mind that certain fabrics may require two coats in order for them not to fade over time.

Once all of your fabric paints are set up and dry—which shouldn’t take long—you can hang each one up on an easily visible part of your wall so they can shine down upon us all!

15. Scenic Accent Wall

Use a landscape or nature scene. If you have the space, consider using an inspirational quote as your focal point, but if you don’t want to take up so much space on the wall with words, consider using a large canvas print of your favorite landscape photo. You can also choose to have multiple smaller canvas prints hung together to create one large piece.

Try photo collage. Instead of buying expensive custom artwork at an art gallery, consider making your own collage! Using old photos and magazines is an easy way to create something unique and personal for your home decorating project without spending too much money on it—plus, you’ll have fun reminiscing about times past while putting together this project!
Map prints are popular options for creating decorative maps that aren’t too overwhelming due to their smaller size compared with traditional wall maps (and they’re oh so cute!). This store offers both vintage-style map designs as well as modern ones; there’s surely something here for everyone!

make up artist reflecting in mirrors

16. Frame Mirrors

Mirrors are great for reflecting light and creating the illusion of space. They can also be used to create the illusion of height, depth, or color. For example, hanging a mirror above a sofa makes it look like there’s more room underneath!


We hope you enjoyed exploring these different decor ideas, and we encourage you to use them as inspiration for your own space. If nothing else, remember that a blank wall can be an opportunity for creativity! Paint or wallpaper it in a pattern that works with the rest of your home’s design—or add some other touches we didn’t mention here. Have fun with it and make sure not to overthink it too much; sometimes the best solution is just what feels right at the moment.

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