You just moved to a new house and are wondering what to add on those dull looking walls? Are you short of ideas on what to do to make them livelier? You are in the right place. No matter what your style is, there are several ideas to transform those boring walls into beautiful centerpieces.

How to Decorate Your Walls and Make Your House Livelier

Whether you have a large or small house, here are ideas on how to decorate your walls and achieve excellent results:

Install Hanging Shelves

Wall-mounted shelves are versatile and can be placed on any part of your space. Apart from their aesthetic value, they also offer functionality, as you can store some of your items in them. There are hundreds of incredible designs you can choose from. Forget about those popular rectangular ones running across your mind. Install some shelves of different sizes in the area above your TV. You can use them to store books or pieces of art to draw attention up there.

Add some shelves on the walls of your laundry room too. Here, you can place some detergents and other washing materials.  You can also put some accessories or plants to give life to your washing area. You can also replace a bookcase with floating shelves and display your favorite books in your living room. Paint the shelves to a color that matches that of your walls to achieve a harmonized look.

Add Wallpaper

Wallpapers are fantastic options to enhance the appearance of any space. They are available in different colors, patterns, and textures. Adding wallpapers is a cost-efficient method of making your space more attractive. You can use them to cover the entire walls of your house. You can also decide not to overwhelm your walls by adding wallpaper halfway, either on the top or bottom part. Covering some parts creates a traditional look in your home while covering the entire part creates a modern look.



You can also use a combination of two different types of wallpapers in a single wall, each with different colors and textures. This may be tricky and may not come out well if you choose patterns that don’t complement each other. Make your house livelier by adding a piece of art on top of your wallpapers.  Combining the two can be difficult. If you are not cautious, you can end up having a piece of art that competes with your wallpaper instead of complementing it. Collect pieces of framed artwork and wallpapers that complement each other from www.photowall.com.

Hang Mirrors

Mirrors offer both functionality and style.  They are available in different sizes and shapes. They also come in different styles: classic, modern, and traditional.  Consider what look you want to achieve using them and decide which one to buy. When placed strategically, they make a small space appear larger, and a dark one looks brighter. To achieve this, you have to place your mirrors at certain points.

How to Decorate Your Walls and Make Your House Livelier - mirror

Hang a mirror on the wall in the opposite direction of a window so that it can reflect light and brighten up your space. You can also hang it across something attractive such as an art or furniture piece, to highlight it. Even though you have a small space, don’t shy off from hanging a large mirror. It will dramatically make your house seem larger than it is. Don’t be afraid to experiment. You can even have a mirror gallery wall. It brings elegance and uniqueness in your space. If your house is very tiny, lean a full-length mirror against a wall instead of hanging it. This would also work well in narrow spaces such as hallways.

Make Use of Indoor Plants

Incorporate nature into your space. Make an indoor hanging garden on your walls to display your favorite plants.  Apart from their aesthetic element, plants offer a lot of functionality too. Some absorb toxins from your space and cleans the air, enhancing the comfort of its occupants. Grow some edible plants such as herbs on your kitchen walls.

Put a trellis on your wall and hang potted plants on it. You can also hang a planter directly on the wall using hooks. To achieve a better look, use containers of different colors and sizes for your plants. Plants also have therapeutic functions and have been proven to boost one’s moods and to lower stress levels. Nobody wants to spend their days in a house with blank walls. Make use of the above tips to brighten up your walls and make your house inviting and exciting to live in.