The Empty Wall Blues

Date: June 7, 2017

3 Solutions to Spruce up Your Empty Wall


We’ve all been there- standing in front of an eye sore of an empty, dull wall, dumbfounded on what to do with it.

Wall styling makes a huge impact in a space. They are, after all, the bones of the room. Your home is a place that should be a reflection of your personality, which is exactly why no one should settle for a bare wall.

Here at Vavaroom, we believe that no wall should go to waste. We’ve come up with a few solutions to the empty wall blues that we’ve found to be a success! Don’t let your frustration get the best of you yet!


Option #1: Everyone’s favorite: The Gallery Wall


The beauty of the gallery wall is that while it is the same concept on every front, this solution is easily personalized. Choose family photos to create sentimental value in your home, or art work that specifically appeals to you. Your wall can be as excessive, or as simple as you wish.
Going for a more classy vibe? Try the subtle route by staying linear, or confining your pieces to a grayscale (or both!)


This is today’s go-to look when it comes to wall styling. The mixture of sizes, frames, and images
adds flare and personality to a space that was once dull. | Credit: Emily Henderson

Black and white, clean lines, repetition: this style is the perfect way to add eye
appeal to a space without the worry of over doing it. | Credit: Emily Henderson


Option #2: Unleash the Wallpaper!


That plain wall in your home is begging for wallpaper! Wallpaper is a great way of adding interest to a space and eliminating dullness. Yes, we know, wallpaper can be a risk, but once you find the pattern that makes your heart leap, you simply cannot go wrong! Especially if your experiencing the empty wall blues with a smaller wall space, this option can provide the perfect hint of charm that you were looking for. Before you know it, that boring wall you were fussing over is now the accent wall you’re swooning over.


This pattern and hue is simple, subtle, and gets the job done. Sticking to the basics is
always a good idea for those
of you who are anti-risk takers. There’s nothing wrong
with simple! | Credit: Cole and Son Wallpaper

metallic gold mixed with small scale print is a great combo for creating interest
in a space without going too over the top. This is a fun way to add personality
to your home. | Credit: Anthropologie


Option #3 (my personal favorite): Use What you Have!
(This is especially great for those who keep a strict budget in mind)


Baskets, instruments, vintage cameras, decorative plates, maps, sheet music, you name it! If you have it, it can probably be used to fill up your wall. Vintage items and collections are especially good for this option. Any kind of unique object used as wall decor automatically spices up a room and gives it a little more oomph. Not to mention, it gives you some serious styling points. Try combining this option with the gallery wall idea! Then you’re sure to get over your empty wall blues!


Functional and aesthetically pleasing! Nothing beats decor that doubles as storage.
This basket style is especially suitable to those of you who love the boho look.
| Credit: Tine K Home

Show off what you love! Creating a space that expresses your interests is a sure way
to guarantee that it will feel like home. | Credit: Brittany Ambridge for Domino


No matter how you go about decorating that wall of yours, the most important rule to follow is to stay true to your style. As long as you’re confident in what you pick out, it will work! Now go fill up that bare wall!

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