5 Ways to Style a Big Blank Wall

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Transform a big blank wall into a stunning focal point with these creative styling ideas! I’ve learned that filling blank walls is about more than hanging a piece of artwork. Creating balance is key, and it’s much more straightforward once you have a few tricks up your sleeve. Whether you’re working with an open-concept space with long, big blank walls or you’re looking to bring more dimension to a single room, these tips are sure to bring you some inspiration.

Gallery Wall

Create a captivating gallery wall by arranging a collection of artwork, photographs, or even mirrors. Mix and match different sizes, frames, and styles to add visual interest. You can create a symmetrical arrangement or go for an eclectic mix of pieces. Play with spacing and layout until you achieve a balanced and visually appealing display. You can also create a display with all the same size frames to create a grand appearance. In our living room we added a gallery wall with six family photos. Each Pottery Barn frame is 25”x25” with a 8×10 opening. I love the statement they make in this space!

Statement Art Piece

Make a bold statement by hanging a large, eye-catching art piece on your blank wall. Choose a painting, print, or tapestry that reflects your personal style and complements your overall décor. A single statement piece can instantly transform the space and become a conversation starter. In our bedroom, we have this incredible coastal piece from Homegoods. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people have asked where I purchased this wall art.

Wall Molding or Wallpaper

Consider adding wall molding or wallpaper to create a captivating backdrop. Choose a design that suits your style, whether it’s a nature-inspired mural, a geometric pattern, or a textured wallpaper. This can instantly transform the blank wall into a work of art and add a unique touch to your space. In our bedroom we added vertical shiplap for some texture and visual interest. This is also a great way to make your room look custom!

Floating Shelves and Art Display

Install floating shelves in a staggered or symmetrical arrangement and use them to display a mix of artwork, framed photographs, and decorative objects. This creates a dynamic and visually appealing display while also providing functional storage space. When you have multiple spaces for art, change up your scale, so each art grouping doesn’t compete with another. If you fill one wall with oversized artwork, then consider using a group of smaller pieces or a gallery wall elsewhere to avoid too much of the same shape.


Hang a large mirror on the blank wall to create the illusion of more space and reflect light. Mirrors not only add a decorative element but also make the room feel brighter and more open. Choose a statement mirror with an beautiful frame or create a collage of smaller mirrors for a unique look. In our home, we have a large arched floor mirror in our bedroom and an oversized mirror above the console in our entryway. Even though both mirrors are different styles they help make each room feel so much larger.

Remember, styling a big blank wall is an opportunity to showcase your creativity and personal style. Experiment with different ideas, mix and match elements, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Let your imagination soar and transform that blank wall into a stunning feature in your space!