Large, blank walls are ideal for showing your design sensibilities and personal interests. So don’t let an empty wall go unadorned. These are some of the suggestions from our senior designers for decorating a blank wall.
Living Plant Wall
You can show off your personality by using a blank wall in the home. A living plant wall is a great way to express your love of mother nature. Vertical plants require less water than regular houseplants and take up less space. The living plant wall installed in this penthouse’s foyer overlooking Central Park West can be seen here.
Consider expanding your art collection if you are decorating a large wall. Although “Art goes on walls” may not be the most innovative piece of design advice, it is a good idea to think about all the different ways your art can be displayed. For a dramatic entrance to this house, the same artist’s four prints are displayed in the mudroom.
Wallpaper is a great way to decorate a wall. Geometric patterns are our favorite because they can be textured without looking overwhelming. We used gold wallpaper to make the entrance to this luxury home in the Upper East Side foyer.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
A mirror is a great choice if you are decorating a narrow wall. Mirrors will make your wall appear larger and allow you to add style to your space. We sourced a luxurious full-length mirror to match the art deco lights in this Upper East Side townhouse.
Transform a blank wall into open storage
You might consider making your wall open storage if you are looking for additional places to display your decorative items. These shelves are perfect for books, decorative objects, firewood, and other small items. Ensure your shelves are not cluttered, so your open storage shelves look organized and not chaotic.
You can spice up a wall with new paint. It doesn’t have to be a complete wall. Signpost asked us for help in redesigning their office space. We gave each meeting room a bright, bold color. It spiced up their office and allowed them to designate each room for different types of meetings.
Consider decorative objects if you have a difficult wall space to decorate. This Hamptons home office faced the same challenge. We chose a collection of rustic wood oars to reference the home office’s beach location and hung them on the wall.