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8 wall decor ideas to elevate your interior style


Inspiring wall decor adds depth and character to a room. These wall decor ideas will put an end to boring bare walls and elevate your interior style in no time. Here are 8 wall decor ideas and design inspirations you should try at home. 

With so many styles of wall decor to choose from – contemporary art, floating shelves, peg boards, wall decals – it can be a little overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re having trouble deciding on the size and style of your wall decals, we’re here to help. These wall decor ideas and decorating tips will help you put an end to boring bare walls, and elevate your interior style.

1. Decorate with stunning natural environments

Hanging beautiful photos of the natural environment is a great way to add a sense of calm to any room. Pictured: ‘Beta Carotene’ – Format Editions by Format Framing.

You can’t go wrong with photographs of natural environments plastered all over your walls. Nature conveys a serene and calming vibe, perfect for your dining room, bedroom and study room. These artworks also help create a focal point in a room, to help anchor the décor and create a natural, beautiful flow of the space.

Framed wall art works wonders as wall decor, and timber frames perfectly complement photographs of the natural environment. Pictured: ‘Roadside Cacti’ – Format Editions by Format Framing.

2. Try a modern peg board

Peg boards make great wall decals. Picture: Kmart

Bring your home decor game up with a peg board! It is a wonderful wall decor idea as it allows you to have fun and play around with styling as often as you like. For walls in the kitchen or living room, try hanging a simple peg board and include cute reminders, succulents and a sweet-smelling candle on the board to help add life to your walls. 

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3. Install artful window blinds

Beautiful window coverings can act as a feature all in their own right. Picture: Luxaflex

These window coverings feature a contemporary floral-inspired print. Picture: Luxaflex

When we’re planning to decorate our walls, most of us think of framed wall art. An unusual wall decor idea to consider is window fashions – like blinds and curtains with beautiful prints. An eye-catching pattern, such as those in these Luxaflex Signature Prints Collection, can let your window covering act as the ‘feature wall’ in a room. Think of it as fabric wall art.

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4. Play with sculptural decor

Consider adding tactile sculptural decor to your walls. Picture: Catriona Pollard / The Art of Weaving

Textured sculptural pieces are fast becoming a wall decor trend, offering a tactile element as the perfect complement to a sleek modern space. If you’re thinking about adding nature-inspired and holistic artworks to complete your blank wall and the look of your interiors, consider a sculptural piece like the one above.

5. Hanging art pieces

Limited-edition fine art print by Jordan Debney, available via Good Art – the place where buying art contributes to the greater good. Picture: Good Art

Here’s another wall design inspiration for you: Original wall art is a great way to add a unique and personal touch to your interior decor. Limited edition art prints are the perfect choice for stylish and affordable pieces to adorn your walls.

6. Paint cornices

Painted cornices are a cool wall decor idea. Picture: CSR Gyprock

Instead of an accent wall, another unusual wall decor idea is to paint cornices. If you’re looking to add some vibrancy to a room, opt for bright paint colours for cornices or try adding some fun wall art decals.

7. Add monochromatic art decals

Monochrome wall art can make quite the impression. Try adding black and white wall art decals, like these cute swallow wall stickers. Picture: Moonface Studio

Black and white art prints from Elsie & Hugo, photographed by Sarah Elshaug. Picture: Stephanie Rooney/Maitland Street Interiors

Despite the lack of colour, black and white wall art adds character and can dramatically change the interior atmosphere; you can opt for monochromatic wall art decals, or black and white art, or even framed black and white photographic prints.

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8. Install a hanging wall shelf

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The point of hanging wall shelves is purely decorative, but that doesn’t mean you can’t store anything on it. In fact, it’s the perfect place to store knick-knack you got from your travel days! For a larger wall, hang a pair of the shelves (shape and size don’t matter as long as it fits your room’s aesthetic) and decorate with greenery.

This article was originally published as 8 wall decor ideas to try at home by written by Erin Morris.

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