5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Walls

Dec 14 2020
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Especially now going into the winter months finding ways to brighten up our walls can really help us get through the dark days of the season! I love our gallery walls in the entryway and that, paired with our soaring crisp white trim and ceilings really makes the space feel airy and bright. Its a great thing to come home to especially now that I’m leaving the house in the dark and not getting home until its dark too! Can’t wait for the short days of winter to finally be over with and we start getting some sunlight back again.

Before and after of my multi functional entry and dining room that is also now doubling as my office and mudroom too! See how I transformed this space(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

You have the freedom to decorate your home in any way you choose, so why settle for dull or uninspiring décor? When you let your imagination run wild, you can incorporate a whole range of custom ideas into your interior design. Whether you’re looking for a fun way to decorate a kid’s playroom, a chic alternative to block colors in your living area, or a minimalist design for a contemporary kitchen, take a look at these five ways to brighten up your walls:

  1. Install Wall Art

Wall art is a fabulous way to brighten up any room. In fact, it can be a focal point and a statement feature of your entire home, if you want it to be. Wall art can involve painting murals or artwork directly on the wall, but other options are available too.

Custom and ready-to-hang wall art can be purchased in an endless range of styles, so it’s easy to find designs that match your taste. With simple adhesive fixtures, you can install wall art in minutes and change it on a regular basis to keep up with the latest interior design trends.

  1. Create a Photo Wall

If you want to make your décor meaningful, a photo wall is the perfect addition to your home. With custom photo frames, you can incorporate a picture wall into any room and use it to add personality to your home. Furthermore, creating a photo wall in your hallway or on the stairs is a great way to make the most of your space and add something interesting to areas that are often overlooked.

A black and white photo wall can be ideal in contemporary or minimalist environments, but vibrant backgrounds and frames can work well in bolder rooms. No matter what interior design styles you choose, a photo wall can easily be customized to complement your décor.

  1. Use Decorative Panels

People tend to think that the only options for walls are paint or wallpaper, but this simply isn’t the case. Decorative panels are a great way to do something different in your home. For traditional properties, wooden decorative panels add character and create a stately feel, while 3D or metal panels look sublime in rooms with a modern feel.

Not only do decorative panels look great; they’re easy to install and maintain as well. If you’re looking for a durable and long-lasting way to brighten up your walls, take a look at the wide range of decorative panels available.

  1. Enjoy Exposed Brickwork

Before you decide how to decorate your walls, remove the existing wallpaper or paint and take a look at what’s underneath. Depending on the age of your property, you might find that there is spectacular brickwork lurking beneath the surface. If so, you can enhance the aesthetic of your rooms by simply exposing the brickwork and making it a feature.

If you love the look of exposed brickwork but your walls have been plastered in the past or have been built using newer bricks, there’s no need to worry. It’s easy to find reclaimed bricks to create the perfect focal point that can brighten up a room and add a lot of interest. Alternatively, you’ll find decorative panels give the appearance of brick, stone, or concrete, so it’s easy to incorporate a timeless feature into any property.

  1. Create a Chalkboard Wall

If you want to do something fun with your interior design, why not create a chalkboard wall? They’re perfect in kid’s playrooms or kitchens and they even come in handy when you need to jot down reminders or leave messages for one another.

For families with young kids, a chalkboard wall is often a top feature and one which will be used for years to come. Although you can buy a chalkboard to affix to the wall, there are easier options available too. Chalkboard paint can’t be applied to virtually any wall in your home, for example, and doesn’t usually require any special prep work.

The chalkboard itself will, of course, be black, but don’t worry too much about your room being too dark. You can use an array of colors to decorate your chalkboard once it’s ready to use, which will leave any room feeling lighter and brighter.

Customizing Your Home

When you decorate your home, don’t feel restricted by the typical choices, such as wallpaper or paint. Doing something different is a great way to embrace your creativity and create a custom environment for your family and friends to enjoy. What’s more – unleashing your inner designer will enable you to create the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Especially now going into the winter months finding ways to brighten up our walls can really help us get throug hthe dark days of the season!
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