26 Things To Help Liven Up Your Sad, Bare Walls

26 Things To Help Liven Up Your Sad, Bare Walls

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A blueprint poster of Cinderella’s castle to add a spellbinding touch to your (probably-not-spellbinding-because-you-don’t-have-this-yet) walls.


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This print is reimagined from the original artwork! It’s also printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper so you won’t have to worry about bad quality or sudden tearing.

Promising review: “Wonderful gift for all Disney fans. This feels like a collectible and it’s got a great vintage look. This is a great size too. You could just spend hours exploring this photo. It’s just so cool to have. It is a great way to bring Disney into your home without overpaying for it. Wonderful product.”—Kim

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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A woven wall hanging for an effortless and dreamy exhibit of pattern on your rather plain (read: dull) room.


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Promising review: “These are adorable. When I purchased them, I planned to only use the larger one, but they look great next to each other. They are a really nice contrast to framed art and family pictures, as well as really add that textural soft feel I wanted. Also, these are super inexpensive. The quality is nicer than I expected especially for the price. I hung mine with little nails. I get many compliments on them!” —Kar

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

3.

A set of magical waterproof fairy lights to hang on your walls or curtains so any room will instantly be transformed into a dazzling and cozy fairy den.


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These lights come in eight modes. Reviewers advise not to untie the twist ties!

Promising review: “The warm glow is just perfect for night time, much better than a bright white light. The lights have a few functions, but I like them to stay on. I bought two sets; I just love these! I might buy a few more sets and put them up along my porch come summer. I am very, very pleased with this purchase! Inexpensive, easy to put up, and they plug in, so I don’t have to keep replacing the batteries!” —Gloria

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

4.

A wall decal of pretty birch trees to give your home a fairytale setting so you can pretend you’re a traveller in a dark wood in the middle of winter.


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Don’t be intimidated — reviewers love how easy it is to put these up! This set comes with three trees.

Promising review: “I am astounded by the quality of these decals. I had the three trees up within 10 minutes all by myself. I even moved one. It was so easy and so quick to apply! And I can see how they’ll keep sticking after moving them around because I’m a perfectionist and have moved the stickers around dozens of times already! Also, I was afraid the trees wouldn’t be tall enough so I bought two packs. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were actually too tall and I needed to trim them about an inch! Very impressed. Will buy more.” —Jordan Benson

Get a set from Amazon for $25.49.

5.

A super cool neon light sign to channel that ~night out in the city~ atmosphere right in your home so you don’t have to, you know, actually go out in the city.


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Promising review: “This looks perfect in my room. It looks exactly like the photos and I’m glad it will not break if I accidentally drop it. I have it plugged in a wall on my cube organizer.” —Crystal

Get it from Amazon for $12.89 (available in 18 shapes)

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A metal wall grid panel for a super creative and functional way to add character to your walls by displaying photo cards, pictures, and any keepsakes that are just too pretty to hide. Make a Polaroid bulletin or travel board — it’s an adorable way to show off your decor skills and your memories!


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Promising review: “This grid was exactly what I was looking for. I had seen similar products in stores, but they were usually more expensive than this. It’s perfect for pinning up some postcards I wanted to display!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

7.

A pretty macramé wall mirror to add a boho touch to any wall or corner. It also looks fancy enough that you can trick everyone into thinking you paid a lot more for it than you actually did.


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The mirror comes with a protective film on the glass so remember to peel it off before you get to hanging!

Promising review: “This is an absolutely lovely little mirror. It looks great with my other bohemian decor. The mirror arrived safely and just as expected. Not pictured is its back, where a lattice of rope serves as a hanging mechanism. I recommend installing using a wall hook. The top fringed pennant is wont to droop; just tack it up and it’s good to go. I’m very pleased with this unique purchase.” —Katherine

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in 2 shapes).

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A striking tapestry that will brighten up any bare wall and make you wish you could enter the painting and be among the mountains. Guess the park nearby will have to do.


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This tapestry is handmade with polyester and fabric edges. It’s also safe for washing.

Get it from wfrancisdesign on Etsy for $28.20.

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Or, a wall decal of flowering tree branches to freshen up the room and bring some of the openness of outdoors inside. Then, you can at least pretend you hear the rustling of the trees and feel the wind in your hair….


Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $19.96.

10.

Hanging fairy string photo lights that come with transparent photo clips to hold your Polaroids, photos, tickets and other keepsakes on it — it’s a fun alternative to hanging up frames! You get storage benefits *and* wall decor in one. A pretty sweet deal if you ask me.


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Promising review: “These lights are so pretty and just overall good quality. I bought these for my dorm and they’re such a good price. I hung them up with small command hooks and they hold up well.” —Kelsey

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four amounts)

11.

A set of wooden floating shelves that will add a clean and elegant touch while also adding to your wall decor and giving you more storage space. Time to dance your heart away without stubbing your toe into anything!


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You can install the shelves on top of the wall brackets, at the bottom of the brackets, or a combo of both.

Promising review: “I love the look of these shelves. They were super simple to assemble and install. They look great in my bedroom! They are really lightweight so I’m not afraid of them falling off the wall once items are placed on top.” —BoyMomEst2015

Get a set of three shelves from Amazon for $19.99.

12.

A delicate floral tapestry for a distinctive and easy wall makeover. Just put it up and voila, you’ve got yourself a flower-tastic wall.


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Promising review: “This tapestry has a silky feel, it goes well with my walls. It is lightweight and thin so does not fall off easily. I love the bright design too, takes up a lot of space and looks great!” —An

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five designs and three sizes)

13.

A brass panel curtain tie-back shaped like tree branches. It’ll add some texture to your wall and is great for perfecting the whole “fairytale setting” vibe, amirite?


Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

14.

A framed little chalkboard you can tack up on any wall and use to display your own chalk art, write to-do lists, or put your own spin on cliché inspirational quotes. Though, can you really beat “Live, laugh, love?”


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These come in packs of three and include a cleaning towel!

Promising review: “They look fantastic! It’s a great size, can be hung on the wall, laid flat, or used with a stand. You can also attach ribbon and hang it on the wall. It’s really versatile. I used this as an engagement photo prop. Now I use it as a decoration piece and wrote, ‘But First, Coffee’ on it. It hangs above my antique desk. I’m looking forward to using it again soon and many times in the future. I’m happy with it and I would recommend…it looks great and it really comes in handy sometimes.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.39 (available in three sizes).

15.

A canvas wall art piece displaying pretty blue flowers that’ll make you feel at peace all day everyday.


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It comes gallery-wrapped and ready to hang!

Promising review: “It has the look of a painting even though it’s a silk-screened image on canvas. The art itself is very elegant (kudos to the artist!) and it fits perfectly in my living room. I bought the largest size available and love it! The color in the image is true to the product. There is only one hanging hook in the center but I use Command Strips on the back’s side edging. Works very well and doesn’t damage the painting or the wall.” —Stacey

Get it from Walmart for $23.46+ (available in four sizes)

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Or, if you’re not into large art and like smaller pieces, a set of minimalist art prints that will look clean and bright, liven up your wall, and, in turn, your room, and maybe, just maybe, your soul too.


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This is a digital art print set so you instantly download a set of 15 high-resolution botanical prints in different sizes that you can print on your own, then frame, and hang them. You can request for the prints to be in a size not listed on the shop at no extra charge.

Get the set from HeartsinColors on Etsy for $13.88 (comes with three art prints).

17.

A three-tiered floating shelf with wrought iron pipes for a super cool look that can veer toward industrial, rustic, steampunk, vintage, vampirish…the sky’s the limit, they say.


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This shelf is hand-forged and specifically designed for small spaces! It is also comes with instructions and plenty of screws, making it easy to install. The pattern of the pipes can also be customized to your liking.

Promising review: “Flawless in my opinion. Very easy to install, did it by myself. Each piece was individually wrapped in bubble wrap, and lots of tape to hold together while shipping, so everything was in good shape and no damage. They are a bit versatile so you can change them up a little to your liking. They are taller than I thought they would be, but that is a good thing.” —M

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

18.

A distinctive geometric mirror to break up the monotony of a bare wall and catch the eye of everyone who walks in.


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Promising review: “Looks high quality, isn’t too heavy so you can hang anywhere, and packaged extremely well. Reminds me of something you’d find at West Elm for a Walmart price. It’s very mid-century, boho chic. Exactly what I was looking for.” —whitg

Get it from Amazon for $51.13.

19.

A sweet and serene little painting you can’t help but fall in love with. It’ll make you feel like ending your Netflix binge and actually going out to breathe fresh air!


Wayfair

Get it from Wayfair for $34.99.

20.

A rustic vintage-style wall clock for when you still want to make a statement but don’t want to make it look like you tried too hard. Plus, this one has a silent non-ticking mechanism so you won’t be annoyed when you’re trying to sleep or work or just chill.


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Promising review: “I love this clock! Works great, is silent and looks great on the wall. It is easy to read from across the room.” —Kim

Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three designs)

21.

A floor-to-ceiling sheer curtain set to make not just your walls and windows but your entire ROOM look different.


Urban Outfitters

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in three designs)

22.

A medieval-style iron metal art piece to mount on your wall for a gorgeous yet simple statement. Everyone will applaud your decor skills!


Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $14.99.

23.

A scrapbook shadow box frame for all those movie tickets, Polaroids, seashells, and other memorabilia that would otherwise just remain in a box under your bed. People use these to preserve things like baby clothes, dried flowers, and insects too! Seriously, there’s no limit.


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Promising review : “I bought this item to display my dried bouquet from my wedding. Looks great hanging on the wall and comes with pins if you need to attach to the backboard.” —kelsey

Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in four sizes)

24.

A decorative and extremely useful wood organizing box that holds your mail and has hooks! You can finally keep your kitchen table clear, spruce up your wall, and stop losing your keys all at once. Thank me later.


Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $28.99.

25.

A hanging wall display with twine and clips. It’s a charmingly rustic way to give your walls some personality and show off all those photos from your recent trip or that autographed playbill from the play you saw.


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The display comes with 30 clothespins and five twine cords. You can style this in several different ways!

Promising review: “I have been looking for the perfect way to keep actual print photos without locking them away in a book or splashing the digital image on a screen. I bought one of these and was so impressed. Super easy installation. My hubby liked it so much we bought another. It includes matching little clothespins that hold the photos just right. Great price and great quality. Has a nice rustic appearance.” —sdtabis5

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two finishes).

26.

A bright window curtain set so vibrantly colorful, everyone will ask if you painted the flowers yourself.


Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $38.39.

You at your room after this home improvement project:


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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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