Why Are You Staring At Boring White Walls?

Why are you staring at boring white walls when there are so many options to make it interesting, even exciting?  Need inspiration?  Motivation?  Large pieces of colorful art in paintings or over-sized photographic prints will dramatize your wall--and complement your decor.  Let's face it, the feeling you'll get from having such art on your wall . . . well, you'll certainly feel grand.  If you're not quite ready for something that hot, pull out your box or albums of family photos, vacation trips or even your children's drawings (they'll love you even more) and create a drop-dead gallery.  I'm not quite finished here with suggestions.  There are more below.  (If you missed it, also check out my post on The White Room .)

Add a Gallery!

From Rol.vn

From Rol.vn

Meet It Half Way!

Add a little humor to your lovely creation.  You won't be staring at a wall but smiling at it.

From vt.wonen.nl (Careful, you will need a Google translation.)

From vt.wonen.nl (Careful, you will need a Google translation.)

Decal It!

These next two walls are outstanding!!  They were created with amazing decals.  (Hmm, I feel a topic post coming on that explores using decals, especially the ones you can take with you.)  I found these examples on Decoist.com under "Amazing Summer Wall Murals:  How To Trick Out Your Room."  Decoist delivers its promise of 10 amazing images of summer wall mural images.  Check it out but don't forget to come back!

From Decoist.com. 

From Decoist.com

 Macramé It! 

The art of macrame is far from being dead.  Textile artist, Sally England, Michigan state, translates the art of knotting into a modern language with large, simple designs in wall hangings and screens.

From  Remodelista ,  on Sally England

From  Remodelista ,  on Sally England

From Remodelista on Sally England

From Remodelista on Sally England

Screen It!

Add a three to four panel dramatic screen.  It's movable and versatile.

Mood board by annsliee on polyvore

Mood board by annsliee on polyvore

Chalk It Up!

Found on Pinterest

Found on Pinterest

And of course you can

Stencil it!

From Cutting Edge Stencils, Chinese ginkgo stencil design by Kim Myles

From Cutting Edge Stencils, Chinese ginkgo stencil design by Kim Myles

See my last two posts on stenciling Create Wall Drama With Stencils and Part II Create Wall Drama With Stencils.  If you find white walls boring, and whether or not you are allowed to paint them, I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be that way. 

Okay, your turn.  Let me know how you feel about white walls and what you did or would like to about it.  (Wondering how I feel about them?  Surprise!  I like 'em!)

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