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    May 24, 2018

    25 Ways To Transform Your Boring, Empty Walls Into Something You'll Actually Want To Look At

    Give those boring 'ol walls some TLC with paint, adorable tapestries, DIY paneling, and more.

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    1. Create an eye-catching ombré wall in one room of your house with a few simple materials.

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    Get the instructions and everything you need from the Home Depot Blog.

    2. And if paint isn't really your thing, use an adhesive fabric to get the same look that's simple to install.

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    Get it from HomeArtStickers on Etsy for $124.84+ (available in five sizes).

    3. Hang a tapestry with a unique print that matches your aesthetic, then swap it out when you're ready for something new.

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    Get it on sale from Urban Outfitters for $39 (originally $49), or a wall tapestry from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. DIY an art ledge on a smaller wall so it draws the eye across the room making it look bigger. Plus, it gives you a place to show off your favorite photos!

    5. Get into the geometric craze by hanging a large brass hexagon mirror. It'll create depth to your room and make for one ~hex~ of a conversation starter.

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    Get it from World Market for $149.99.

    6. Instantly give your blank wall some charm with easy-to-use stencils.

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    Get the jellyfish or the all-over "serenity" design from Cutting Edge Stencils on Etsy for $39.95+.

    7. Add a framed cork board for keeping track of important memos, and displaying wedding RSVPs and other invitations.

    wayfair.com

    Get it from Wayfair for $54.99.

    And if you want to make it yourself, you can find an old frame at an antique store and add a cork board to the back. Check out I Heart Organizing for detailed instructions.

    8. Use flat, round baskets as a fun and different wall accent. You can hang different sizes and styles to create your own design!

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $78.40+, or a similar style from Taprut on Etsy.

    9. Hang a mosaic wood panel with cute lil' shelves that you should absolutely use for your succulent family.

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    Get it from World Market for $199.99, and a set of cute succulents from Amazon for $14.95.

    10. Finally, show off those family portraits by *easily* creating a gallery wall. This frame set includes a template, so you'll have some extra help when it comes to the actual hanging part.

    wayfair.com

    Get it from Wayfair for $50 (available in three colors).

    11. OR! Leave it up to the professionals and have your best photos matted, framed, and sent to you with different templates so you can perfectly hang them.

    framebridge.com

    Get it from Framebridge starting at $235+.

    12. Break out the tools and make your own pallet accent wall that Chip Gaines ~wood~ be proud of.

    shadesofblueinteriors.com

    Get the pallet wall tutorial on Hunker, and get more details on the bookshelves and bench on Shades of Blue Interiors.

    13. Cover your walls in chalkboard paint so you can change it up whenever you want. Write to-do lists and recipes on it, or just let your kiddos go crazy.

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    Get it from Amazon for $28 (available in nine colors) or Target for $28.49.

    14. Make your wall ~come alive~ with artisanal mounted vases for keeping fresh flowers year-round.

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    Get it from Pottery Barn $59+.

    15. Or, bring the outdoors inside by hanging greenery attached to driftwood.

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    Get it from Elizabeth and David for $30+ (available in 12 sizes).

    16. Mount a spunky shelf to hold your books and knick-knack collection.

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    Get it from Ruche on Etsy for $120.

    17. Go big with a bold, fun adhesive wallpaper that's easy to remove and less of a commitment than paint.

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    Get it from Betapet on Etsy for $64+ (available in 6 sizes).

    18. Or for something even easier and more affordable, attach a decal to the wall for a cute headboard.

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    Get it from Nursery Decals Store on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in seven sizes and 30 colors).

    19. Add a stylish dry-erase board so you can keep track of the week's important events.

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    Get it from PBTeen for $39.

    20. Buy digital art off Etsy, like these super-cool abstract ones, and then print them as big as you'd like at a local shop.

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    Get it from Inspiration Abstracts on Etsy for $22.24, and get similar large frames from Amazon for $29.99.

    21. Give your wall a beautiful boho vibe by hanging handwoven macramé.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39+ (available in two sizes), or a similar one from Amazon for $19.49.

    22. Or, DIY some easy yarn art that you can customize with your favorite colors to match your room's palette.

    Jeran McConnel, Oleander + Palm / oleanderandpalm.com

    Get the instructions on Oleander and Palm.

    23. Recycle old wood shutters and transform them into rustic decor with a little paint and sanding.

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    Get it from Woodstock Rustic on Etsy for $75 (available in four styles and 18 colors).

    24. Add an entryway organizer to hang coats and provide some extra storage. It also takes up awkward, I'm not sure what to here, wall space so it's a double-win!

    wayfair.com

    Get it from Wayfair for $133.99.

    25. And finally, splurge on an incredible tree trunk art piece that you and your wall are bound to ~grow~ attached to.

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    Get it from Free Tree Studio on Etsy $310.94+ (available in five sizes).

    Your house and walls will be as perfect as Jude Law was in The Holiday.

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