One of the best parts about moving into a new apartment is the fact that you get to transform it into a space all your own. Think of your blank walls as a canvas that you can fill with anything you like.
Don’t just limit yourself to picture frames—there are plenty of ways to infuse your walls with warmth, personality and life.
Check out these simple decorating tips for a fun space:
Make a Fake Headboard
If you don’t have a headboard for your bedroom but don’t want to leave the wall behind your bed blank, there are plenty of DIY options to fake a headboard.
Hang string lights behind a sheer curtain for a romantic look, or personalize your space with a photo or art display above the bed.
Not only does decorating with mirrors create a dramatic statement, but it also helps reflect natural light throughout your space to make it appear larger.
Hang Floating Shelves
Hang a few floating shelves on the wall and fill them with various frames, antique books, flowers or pieces of art. In order to make this display pop, consider painting the shelves a color that contrasts with the white wall.
It might sound weird at first, but you don’t actually have to put anything in your frames to create beautiful apartment walls. Collect a variety of frames from thrift stores and garage sales for an inexpensive, yet artistic way to fill that blank space.
If you know you’re someone who likes to frequently switch up the design of your place, you’ll want to opt for wall decor that can easily be swapped out for something else.
Wall decals are perfect for this. Choose from a wide variety of designs and colors to fit your style and put them anywhere in your apartment, from the bathroom to the kitchen.
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on super expensive art to put on display. Instead, you can make creative pieces all on your own without spending much money—and the possibilities are endless.
We love this simple tied-up-flowers project from Happy Together by Jess. It’s easy, affordable and a great way to add color to your white walls.
Another easy DIY wall art project: Paint a blank canvas a color of your choice and use thumbtacks to create a chic pattern.
Use Repurposed Items
There may be items around your apartment that can also work as art for your blank walls. For example, an old, decorative serving tray can add the perfect touch to a bedside area or living room.
Check out your local thrift store or flea market for more unique finds.