Best Wall Décor Ideas for Small Spaces

Oct 07 2018
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I don’t normally think of my home as “small” especially now that I’m here alone but my main living space is really just 1,500 square feet. Which is a ton of room for me! But I know other folks would think of my farmhouse as small. I can’t imagine having more space though, right now I feel spoiled with more space then I even need. What makes a huge difference in making spaces look larger is good wall décor.

What has been a real challenge though in my home is finding wall space for photos or décor because I have very little wall space!

I opened this place up by removing several walls and from there I added so many windows and glass doors that later when I started adding decorations I had to laugh at myself. I have like almost NO wall space!

(The following is a contributed article with some great ideas on how to choose décor for small spaces.)

Do you want to decorate a small home but feel like you have limited options? Although you cannot add square footage, you can still make a tiny apartment feel put together. The key lies in taking advantage of the biggest open space that you have: the walls.

Here are some wall décor ideas that will come in handy when decorating your tiny apartment:

Choose Large Scale Art

To set the tone for a small apartment, you should opt for an oversize photo or painting. If you are going for the minimalist look, you should try a black and white picture. However, you can always add a splash of color with some vibrant art. You can order acrylic photo prints online from websites such as Bumblejax.

Showcase Fabric

A wall hanging or tapestry can add some softness to your space. You should consider framing beautiful textiles such as scarves. When you have to move house, framed fabric will be much easier to move than framed paintings.

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Create a Gallery Wall

Nothing can add color and personality to your home walls like a gallery wall. Just make sure that you display a collection of photos or art as well as other things that can decorate the wall. You can opt for some ornate frames to mix up the style or choose some simple ones if you want a minimalistic look.

Hang Mirrors

You can make your tiny apartment seem much brighter and bigger by hanging mirrors. They give the illusion of a bigger space because they reflect light. You can display several small mirrors in a salon-style or hang a big one. For maximum effect, you should hang a mirror opposite the window to give the illusion of another window.

Install Shelves

If you do not have any more floor space for your bookshelves, you should move on to the walls. You should install floating shelves on your wall and place some small sculptures or hardcover books on them. Doing so will make your space appear bigger.

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Paint Murals

You can add a mural to your walls if you want them to transport you to another place every time that you catch a glimpse of them. Whether you opt for a wall covering or choose to hand paint the mural, the motif will have a big effect on your small space. You should hire a qualified artist who knows how to paint if you want your wall to look nice.

Include Sculptural Sconces

A sconce will add another source of light to your home without taking up valuable floor or table space. Make sure that you install a sculptural sconce that is eye-catching if you want to decorate your home. The sconce will also double as a sculpture that brings in some style and light to your space.

Hang Plates

Why should you keep your beautiful fine china in the kitchen cabinets when you can display it on your walls? You should use some wire plate hangers to show off your favorite serving platters and dishes. Doing so will make your walls look more stylish while allowing you to put your fine china to good use.

Add Weaving

You can add some texture to your walls with macramé hangings. They will warm up your stark walls and add a hint of style to them. If you are good at knitting, you should consider making your own wall hangings.


Last but not least, don’t forget about posters! Posters can make a big difference when it comes to décor in small spaces. They add color and life to any room, and they’re relatively cheap and easy to find. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to brighten up your space, consider adding some posters. The key is finding posters that match or fit the theme and color scheme of the room.


The above ideas will come in handy if you are looking for wall decorating tips for a small apartment. Just make sure that you have permission from the landlord before you start painting murals.

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Do you want to decorate a small home but feel like you have limited options? Although you cannot add square footage, you can still decorate

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