Bare walls are a tell-tale sign that you haven’t spent time creating a home. Perhaps you don’t even spend much time at home, but everyone needs a comfortable, inviting place to rest, even if only at night.
Here are 3 mostly quick and easy ways to add some personality and intrigue to your space. If you are the sentimental type you might like putting together a group of family photos.
The simple collage frame will make displaying some family photos quick and easy. Since they are 4×6 openings, snapshots from your phone would even work. To get the most impact from the look, try using three of these frames on one wall. Fill with casual shots of family, pets, and friends. Keep them all black and white or all color for more impact and if you have empty spots, think about filling them with colored paper that ties in with the furnishings (or your favorite colors).
Image from Annabellea
Submit II by Jane Bellows at Gallery Direct
Next, take some solid color inspiration from those two. I would recommend buying a couple of large canvases, at least 24 x 36, to hang side by side on a large wall. Above the sofa is a traditional place for large artwork. Grab some craft paint in your favorite color and maybe white or black if you’d like to add more interest. Paint the whole canvas one color or mix a couple of lighter tints with the white and start at the top and finish towards the bottom of the canvas with shades mixed with the black.
For bonus points, make this an out-of-the-ordinary date night activity. And last but not least, maybe the easiest way to get something on your walls.
Chicago World’s Fair by Glen C. Sheffer at Art.com
There are plenty of online art sources and even simple framed posters depicting your favorite interests will change the feel of your home. You can search by color, artist, interest, style, etc so get going. Find something that moves you, choose a frame, and get it on the walls.
For extra credit here, hit up a few estate sales, antique stores, or maybe your grandparent’s attic for unique pieces with lots of personality.