Forget the Frame: Alternative Ideas for Statement Walls

Forget the Frame: Alternative Ideas for Statement Walls

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Kim Lucian
Feb 13, 2015

Creating a statement wall, or even just filling a blank space, does not have to be limited to framed art. From hanging a rug on the wall to stenciling a bold pattern, here are a few of our favorite alternatives.

1. Hang a rug.

A beautiful rug is as at home on the wall as it is underfoot (and will likely stay much cleaner.) Image via Design Sponge.

2. Go woven.

Woven artwork is making a comeback and it can be a great way to introduce a little color and texture to a space. Image via Lonny.

3. Make an engineer print.

You can't get much more bang for your buck than this, you can get a large scale piece printed for under $10 at your local office supply store. Image via Lay Baby Lay.

4. Map it.

A map can be both decorative and sentimental when you mark the places you have visited (0r hope to!) Image via Lingered Upon.

5. Get bold with paint.

You can simply paint the wall a bold color or take a tip from our inspirational image and only paint it halfway for a color blocked effect. Image via Home Life.

6. Stencil a pattern.

From an ornate pattern to a simple block print, it provides the look of wallpaper but can be simply painted over later. Image via A Beautiful Mess.

7. Try your hand at hand painted.

If you are artistically inclined— or know someone who is— hand painted details can be beautiful. DIY from Domino.

8. Tape it up.

Easy to remove washi tape is a renters dream for getting creative without losing that security deposit. Image via Ann Kelle.

9. Give wallpaper a chance.

Wallpaper can create a beautiful effect when applied to just one wall and new formulas are easier to remove than ever. Image via Domaine Home.

10. Display it.

Mounting a vintage find or favorite object can be a great way to fill a blank wall while bringing some personality to a room. Image via Domaine Home.

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