We all have ’em — Long walls that we just aren’t quite sure what to do with. Whether it’s in a room or a hallway, filling the void with furniture sometimes just isn’t an option. Instead, you’re left with this long, blank canvas in need of something. I’m here to tell you… don’t overthink it. Jazzing up a wall is easier than you think! Keep reading to learn how to decorate a long wall with these few simple options.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again + again: Paint is an amazing, affordable way to transform a space. Create an accent wall or build upon that with some of these other options I’m about to mention, like a…
2.) Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is a fun and classic way to decorate a wall because you can update photos as your household grows. You can even buy a gallery wall kit, which comes with frames as well as a template to make hanging fool proof. I have linked a few for you below, including some I have in my own home.
Just look at the difference in this space with a splash of paint and frames: *(I also added updated lighting and added a runner for this particular homeowner, but the big change is the wall.)
Wallpaper is another fun way to zhuzh up a wall — I personally have never hung it but peel + stick seems fairly simple to install. Best part? If you end up not liking it, it peels right off. Below is an early design I did for a bathroom right off of the same hallway pictured above. She had a long side wall in her bathroom she didn’t know what to do with, so I added a fun, light wallpaper to brighten the whole room.
4.) Wall Treatment/Moulding
Wall treatments are my favorite way to add texture and enhance the aesthetic of a wall. You can add a full wall treatment as an accent wall, or just go halfway up using vertical shiplap, wooden slats, or wall moulding. This adds visual appeal with texture while also breaking up the color block. As mentioned earlier, you can mix-match these options such as adding a gallery wall above a wall treatment or go all out with a wall treatment, wallpaper, and a few frames.
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I hope this helps with how to decorate a long wall. Maybe now you’ll feel confident tackling one in your home!
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