Ask Mr. Kate: filling big empty walls?


Sophia writes: Hi Mr. Kate! I have a big empty wall, and I have no idea what to fill it with! My room is quite vintage… any suggestions? Thanks!

Hi Sophia! Big empty walls are so much fun because there are soooooo many ways to make them a statement for the design of your space. Paint and framed art is the most traditional way that people highlight a big wall, but there are loads of outside the box options too! Here are some of my favorites…

  • These are the free-hand painted wall stripes that I did on one wall in our apartment. See more pics here and see them in a little girl’s room that I designed here! Vertical stripes add the illusion of height to a space and these free-hand stripes have a more organic and cozy feeling.

  • Cluster of frames – this is what our living room used to look like before I painted the stripes. I spray painted the frames using colors based off the rug.

  • If you’re looking for something playful, try a DIY a chalkboard or whiteboard wall

I hope these inspired some ideas for your own big blank wall! Have fun making it not blank and let us know what you end up doing! Happy decorating!


– kate


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