Beautiful Ways to Un-Boring a Big, Blank Wall

Beautiful Ways to Un-Boring a Big, Blank Wall

Janel Laban
Mar 4, 2015
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(Image credit: Janel Laban)

During the month of March, we're gathering some of our best problem solvers together into master "Home Remedies" posts to help you make your home healthier, solving one problem at a time. Today, we're here to help you tackle something that exists in just about every home: the dreaded BIG blank wall. This first aid kit is filled with affordable ideas and inspirations to un-boring yours, whether you choose to diy or buy...

Having a blank canvas to work with is fun, but when it's really big, that can be a bit of a challenge. First there's the question of just what you might want to put up there that's the right size, and then there's the question of how to do it affordably. Here are some of our favorite fixes for big, blank walls.

→Goodbye, Big Blank Walls: Large-Scale Solutions

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The gallery wall trend is still going strong, and it's a great solution for collectors of art and objects. Gallery walls have evolved from perfectly matched and level frames to an eclectic mix of art that gives the viewer insight into the person behind the collection. Thinking of starting a one of your own? Here's a little inspiration.

→Gallery Wall Inspiration: Eclectic Layouts

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Buying art is easier than ever these days, as the online art scene flourishes and websites offer multiple ways to learn about and buy prints, paintings and photography. What follows is a slew of resources for aspiring collectors, or those simply wishing to fill a wall.

→How To Find Affordable Art: The Ultimate Online Source List

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Getting things up on the walls is something that really makes me feel at home. Even when we lived somewhere very temporary (six months), I hammered nails into the wall and hung some familiar prints. But art isn't cheap. Here are some unique and beautiful DIY ideas you can accomplish for under $100.

→Decoration Inspiration: 14 DIY Wall Art Projects for Under $100

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Decorative art isn't necessarily created just by bona fide artists. Everyday folks can get in on the action too, and make custom work for their walls. We asked our house tour residents to tell us about their DIY art projects, and the results are endlessly impressive.

→10 Impressive DIY Wall Art Projects from Our House Tours

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