The chances are that somewhere in your home resides a bare wall. Don’t let this unused space go to waste. Put it to work! From displaying vintage photographs and treasures to using window treatments to create a faux window, there are a number of methods you can employ to bring a bare wall to life.

For starters, start playing with color. Paint a bare white wall a bold hue to add visual interest to a stark room. Choose a shade of pomegranate red to instantly brighten your mood. Opt for a hue of soft blush pink for a barely there touch of color. To imbue a room with a sense of elegance, look for a toile wallpaper border or hand stencil one. Wallpaper is also making a comeback in a big way, and there are a number of exciting options to choose from.

In a similar fashion, consider covering a large bare wall with a decorative blanket or similar type of textile. For a simple method of quick décor, hang a crocheted afghan or handmade quilt. To provide you room with a vintage feel, look for an older quilt that boasts colorful materials and patterns. Your blanket should be hung on curtain rods that run the length of the wall. In the absence of a quilt or blanket, unique blinds or shades can be used to create a similar effect.

In a different style, purchase interesting vintage photo frames to highlight heirloom family photos. The picture frames can be as simple or ornate as you would like for them to be. Black and white photos would look stunning in gold picture frames, or for a more modern feel, you could opt for black glass frames to showcase the photos.

For a solution that is both practical and decorative, look for wrought iron shelving to create a rustic look in your room. If you would prefer to create an environment that is reminiscent of the sea, look for white wicker shelves. On these shelves, you can display fresh flowers in vases, cherished books or photos, or sea glass in glass bowls.

There are a number of exciting options to choose from. Your options are only limited by your imagination. Have you come up with some unique ideas of your own? Drop us a line in the comments section below and let us know your inspired design ideas!