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    34 Cool Things That Belong On Your Empty Walls

    Because maybe you've hit a wall and need some inspo.

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    1. A floating shelf — with an emphasis on the "floating." This one actually conceals every trace of hardware to create the illusion of levitating books.

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    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $12.48+ (also available in sets of three for $29.95+).

    2. A can of chalkboard paint to act on your childhood fantasy (just mine?) of turning a massive unused wall into a chalk-friendly surface.

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    Promising review: "This is great chalkboard paint. I was nervous doing my first full size chalkboard wall. This paint made it a breeze! Two coats, and it was done! It looks great! My son loves having a chalkboard wall in his room. The chalk easy comes off with an eraser as a normal chalkboard. I highly recommend it!" —Melissa Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $9.06+ (available in four colors and two sizes).

    3. Or, if you're not willing to commit to a permanent chalkboard situation: temporary chalkboard contact paper.

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    Promising review: "I was dreading using this product because I was afraid it would be hard to put up, but I was wrong! It was easy to put on the wall and looks fabulous. Way better than expected." —C. Carver

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55 (for 6.5 feet).

    4. A ceramic wallscape planter, because when in doubt, the answer is usually plants.

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    Hanging hardware included.

    Get it from West Elm for $13+ (available in 4" or 6" and in white and black).

    Or find something similar on Amazon for $24.99 (for a set of three).

    5. A totally customizable wood shelf with intriguing pyramid support.

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    Get it from Tortuga for $30+ (available in red oak, walnut, matte black, and zebra wood with your choice of yellow, teal, stainless steel, or black pyramid brackets).

    6. A trio of whimsical cactus hooks that are anything but dry.

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    Promising review: "This is adorable and fit perfectly in the space I needed it for. I am actually using it as a place my kids can hang their towels in their bathroom. We have a little bit of an unintentional cactus theme going on in there, so this was absolutely perfect. It came with all the right hardware and was easy for me to put up by myself." —Michelle Carriere

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    7. Or, a set of minimalist natural-wood hooks to hang things your way.

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    Promising review: "Me: I'm going to put hooks on the back of the door.

    Wife: No you're not. No hooks, nothing, nada, never.

    Me: Here are the hooks for the back of the door.

    Wife: Oh, those are so nice!!" —Ihaveopinions

    Get a pair from Amazon for $14.49 (available in black walnut and beech wood).

    8. An antique print — anatomical, geographical, architectural, you name it — that'll also make for a good conversation piece.

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    Get a print from Holcroft on Etsy for $9+ (see print on left; see print on right).

    9. And punctuate it with a classy wood hanging frame — no tricky mounting or installation required.

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    Get it from Food52 for $68+ (available in small, medium, and large).

    Or find something similar on Amazon for $18.

    10. A geometric mobile for Calder looks without the Calder price tag.

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    Get a mobile from Flensted Mobiles on Amazon for $26.82+.

    11. A bare-bones wall clock with stylish brass hands that'll be a perfect accent in any room in your home.

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    Promising review: "First thing I noticed when unpacking this clock was how substantial it felt. The white porcelain face looks great (especially on a white wall) and the brass hands provides a cool midcentury look. No sound from the movement at all (which is great)." —MBreiy

    Get it from Amazon for $35.90.

    12. A candleholder wall sconce for some sophisticated mood lighting in your living room.

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    Get it from Food52 or Fredericks & Mae for $40+ (available in short and tall and in black or brass).

    13. A wood and rope hanging that makes a big statement with just a few small shapes.

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    Get them from Mingled Goods for $22+ (see hanging on left; see hanging on right).

    14. A magnetic map hanging so you never forget your roots (or keys).

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    Get it from West Elm for $44 (available in every US state).

    15. A Memphis-style wall hook that belongs in Toy Story 4, which I just remembered is a thing.

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    Get it from Commonplace for $87.

    16. A cloudy-with-a-chance-of-toilet-paper storage system to hang up in your bathroom.

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    Promising review: "This is more than a TP holder. It is a piece of art, and a conversation starter!" —Eric Wolfthal

    Get it from Amazon for $125. Also available in small on Amazon for $59. (And check out out picks for the best toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews while you're at it!)

    17. A wire storage grid that's perfect for hanging up reminders and photos (or displaying small plants if you opt for shelving).

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    Promising review: "This was easy to assemble and looks great." —Mackbaumgirl

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in copper, black, and white); and get shelves for your unit here.

    18. A cleverly designed dish and rack to drop your essentials in when you come home from work.

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    Get it from Scandinavian Design Center for $50 (available in pink, blue, black, and green).

    Find something similar on Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A simple oak shelf so you can let your houseplants and favorite trinkets really shine.

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    Promising review: "This shelf is awesome! I love the way it installs, super easy and sturdy. We have a decent amount of stuff on here, and it's been just fine." —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    20. A hanging organizer to hold all the odds and ends floating around your place that you've never really had a good home for.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 11 colors/styles).

    21. Some photo-clip string lights if you want to go full Stranger Things on your living room.

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    Promising review: "I love these lights so much! They are hanging in my dorm room and look really good with all my photos clipped on! It’s really easy to set them up and they look amazing when i light them up!" —ReneeB

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

    Find something similar on Amazon for $13.99+.

    22. A stunning dried flower arrangement you don't have to anxiously await the demise of. (They offer a surprising amount of life to a room for being dead and all.)

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    Get them from West Elm for $39 (see bouquet on left; see bouquet on right); get 20% off with code NEWYEAR at checkout.

    Read more about Metaflora, the company behind these unique arrangements, in our list of the best places to buy houseplants online.

    23. And a brass deco frame to give them a proper display.

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    Get it from Burke Decor or Garmentory for $65.

    24. A wooden utility board that comes in handy for a wide range of purposes (storing kitchen utensils and office supplies, displaying plants, and so forth) — the world is your oyster.

    westelm.com

    Get it from West Elm for $75 (available in beech and black); get 20% off with code NEWYEAR at checkout.

    25. A vintage letter board made of quality, long-lasting materials to display whatever suits your mood.

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    Promising review: "This is an awesome letterboard. It's made of great quality. Even the letters are the best that I've seen from other competitors. They are made from a thick, pure white plastic. I have two Rivi letter boards of different sizes — both have amazing durability. I have enjoyed each one and have many purposes for both! Also: It shipped SO fast." —Nate Fowler

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    26. A set of five colorful geo-art pieces you can arrange in any way you please.

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    Get it from West Elm for $139.

    27. A Stendig wall calendar that's timeless (really — it was designed in 1966 and is still fire) and useful.

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    Get it from Amazon for $49.

    28. A vibrant eye mirror to get in on the statement-mirror trend.

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    Get it from Luisa Via Roma for $87.

    Find something similar on Amazon for $49.99+.

    29. An air-plant wall sconce that requires very little maintenance to preserve it in tip-top shape.

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    Yes, plants are included!

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $28+.

    30. A downloadable midcentury-modern print (you can have a specialist print off for you) to save big bucks around the home.

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    Get it from CuratedPrints on Etsy for $6.93+.

    And check out the full collection here.

    31. A marbled dry-erase board if you're looking for an elegant take on the utilitarian dry-erase board.

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    Promising review: "This whiteboard has such a nice aesthetic, and is a great way to add notes and reminders for myself in my room, while still having a unique touch! I got this product on sale and was very pleased with the purchase." —lily1616

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in two colors).

    32. A "scratch the world" travel map that'll incentivize you to finally take that trip to Tokyo.

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    Promising review: "Super-detailed map, elegant, and fun! Scratches off easily and the state shapes for the U.S. are defined enough to make sure you're only scratching off one state. Can't speak for any other countries ... yet ;)" —Mlgordo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    33. Plus an architectural postcard pack to start off your shrine of all the places you've visited.

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    Get it from Poketo for $10 (for a set of four).

    34. And a cubist floating shelf that'll hold your succulents and offer ample support to rest your books on.

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    Promising review: "Really lovely! My bed is all the way up against the wall, and I wanted a very low-profile shelf to put a book and my glasses on so I don't have to hand them over to my husband every time I want to turn in. Works absolutely perfectly for this. Incredibly easy to install — I did it myself with just a screwdriver! Really excellent product." —JLH in NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $40+ (available in small and large and in black and white).

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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