18 Interior Design Ideas for Blank Walls: DIY Wall Decorating Ideas

Do you have too many blank walls in your apartment and don’t know how to fill that empty space without spending much money? Quality artworks cost a lot now and not everyone can afford them. However, there is a way out of this situation. Try to decorate walls with your own hands. In order to help to spark your creativity, we offer you to take a look at the nice DIY interior design ideas, listed below.

Interesting wall decorating ideas

A split canvas or a poster. It doesn’t matter how many parts your canvas consists of. The most important here is to show your personality. Depending on what you like, you can hang travel, sports, animals, musical posters etc. Moreover, it will be nice to place the images in an original way, for example, on sticks.

A Split Nature Poster

A Split Nature Poster

Beans picture. To do it, you just need beans, paint, glue, a paperboard or a piece of wood. It’s also possible to use some other natural materials like coffee beans or cereals.

A Beans Picture

A Beans Picture

Framed jewelry organizer. To place your jewels in a frame is a wonderful way to combine art and practicality as such a picture not only decorates the wall, but also a very convenient place for storing your jewels.

A Jewelry Organizer

A Jewelry Organizer

Jewelry tree. It’s one more way to use your jewelry for the interior design. Attach washi tape to the wall in the form of a tree and place thumbtacks on the end of each branch. The tree is ready and now you can hang your jewels there.

A Jewelry Tree

A Jewelry Tree

Butterflies. Despite the fact that real specimens cost a lot, you have a chance to use butterflies for your interior design. The secret is that you don’t need to use real butterflies, just cut them from old books or magazines and fold the wings forward so that they look realistic. Place them into frames and the collection is ready. Though, the frames aren’t obligatory.

Butterflies Design

Butterflies Design

Travel shadow box. Use a map of the place, you have been to, and some small souvenirs from it, like wine corks, tickets and buttons, and place all these in a shadow box. Now, you have all your memories about the travel, gathered in one place.

Travel Shadow Boxes

Travel Shadow Boxes

Window frame. Make a frame of your old window by adding a mat as a background (not obligatory) and place your photos in it. Black&white photos look more organic in such a kind of frame.

Window Frames Without Mats

Window Frames Without Mats

Repeating items. By placing several identical or similar things in rows or in some geometrical shapes on the wall, you will be able to turn your wall into an original artwork. For example, you can use baskets, cups or plates.

Plates Wall Decor

Plates Wall Decor

Book page art. Books or book pages can also be used for decor. For example, fold book pages halfway in different directions and attach books to the wall with the help of screws.

Book Pages Art

Book Pages Art

Empty frames. At the moment, it gets more and more popular to place frames on walls without any photos or paintings. It’s possible to use similar frames or absolutely different ones.

Empty Frames Design

Empty Frames Design

Fabric pictures. Using the pieces of fabrics you like, double-sided tape and a foam core, it’s possible to create nice popping panels. They can be made of similar or various textures and colors, depending on your room design. One more way to hang fabrics on the wall is to use embroidery hoops.

Fabric Pictures

Fabric Pictures

Cupcake wrappers art. Yes, they are also used for design. Using your imagination, you are free to create different pictures and compositions, made of them. Usually, it’s abstract art, but if you feel that you can do something more special, create your own unique masterpieces.

Cupcake Wrappers Art

Cupcake Wrappers Art

Chalkboard art. This type of art has gained much popularity recently. The main pluses of it are that you can paint or write there whatever you want and change the design as soon as you get bored of it.

Chalkboard Pictures

Chalkboard Pictures

Metal repair tape design. Just using a tape, scissors and a canvas, it’s possible to make a lovely picture. Just use your imagination and create a beautiful abstract artwork. The silver material will look organic in modern and contemporary room designs.

Metal Repair Tape Design

Metal Repair Tape Design

Interior brick wall design ideas

Shelves. Shelves aren’t only a good design idea but also the useful one. You can place your books, collectibles or any other things on them. Nowadays, it’s very popular to make floating shelves, which have no visible mounting.

Floating Shelves

Floating Shelves

Fluffy materials. Brick walls look very cold. If you want to reach harmony, you need to add some warm elements. For example, you can use some fluffy things (it can be either natural or artificial fur, or other soft and fluffy materials) for wall decoration. In such a way, you will make the room warmer and more comfortable.

Fluffy Brick Wall Design

Fluffy Brick Wall Design

Candles. One more way to add warmness to a brick wall is to use candles. Even the most usual thick white candles will look good. Moreover, if you light them, the romantic atmosphere will enter your home immediately. Candles can be placed in so many interesting ways that they can even be a replacement of an artwork.

Candles on a Brick Wall

Candles on a Brick Wall

Simple interior design ideas for white walls

Potato print. If you want to hang a modern art painting, but have no money to buy it or aren’t a very good painter to do it yourself, it’s possible to use some improvised materials to create a real work of art. For example, using small potatoes and paints, you can create such beautiful pictures:

A Potato Print

A Potato Print

Paint chips. By getting paint samples from any home improvement store, you can also create a nice wall design. In such a way, the wall will look textured and very original.

Paint Chips Design

Paint Chips Design

Botanical prints. It’s one more way out for those, who don’t feel like a painter. By placing leaves or other greenery on a canvas and spraying paint over them, you will receive a nice botanical print.

Stylish Botanical Prints

Stylish Botanical Prints

Photos. It’s one of the simplest ways to fill the blank walls regardless of their color, texture and materials they made of. Just print your favorite photos in the necessary size and hang them on wall either in frames or unframed. Moreover, there are hundreds of ways how to arrange photos. If you travel a lot and have many beautiful photos from different places, you can also create huge travel posters of them.

Photos for Wall Decoration

Photos for Wall Decoration

Now, you know in what direction to move. We hope that our interior design DIY pieces of advice will be of use for you and you will easily bring them to life. Doing that, you will surely disclose new talents and be surprised with the results. We wish you inspiration and remember the quote by Doris Lessing “Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so”.

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