10 Inexpensive Ways to Spruce Up a Plain White Wall

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When it comes to decorating a big living room wall, you've got way more options than just painting it. Whether you're a world traveler or someone with an artsy side, there are endless possibilities to transform a boring blank wall into that living room showpiece, a stylish expression of your unique personality and taste. Here are 10 ideas that are sure to inspire and not break the bank.

1. Bleecker Station Rustic Hanging Shelves, $23.95

Shelves are a great way to add dimension to plain, white walls. But that doesn't mean you have to go traditional. These rustic hanging shelves add something unexpected to your living room decor. Plus, they're the perfect way to display picture frames, plants, and other special items.

2. NuWallpaper Gray and White Brick Peel and Stick, $39.97

You'll never paint a wall again.

3. Willa Arlo Interiors Accent Mirror, $213.99

A sleek, framed wall mirror can add brilliant reflection, letting light bounce off to expand your living room space. It's also a great way to check your outfit on your way out the door.


4. Frametory Gallery Wall 7-Piece Photo Frame Kit, $37.99

From wedding portraits to vacation shots, these easy-to-hang ivory picture frames let you display your favorite memories all in one place.

5. Pier 1 Blush Mod Cubist Abstract Canvas Wall Art, $74.88

Embrace your inner art collector without paying private gallery prices.

6. Urban Outfitters Cactus Landscape Tapestry, $49

If boho chic is more your vibe, this desert-inspired tapestry definitely fits the bill.

7. Anthropologie Fele Hanging Baskets, $138

Who says paintings are the only things that count as wall art? A few colorful handwoven baskets can add just the right amount of dimension and style.


8. Urban Outfitters Scratch-Off World Map, $29

Celebrate your wanderlust with a luxe rose gold world map to put on display. What makes this one even more special? The scratch-off foil surface lets you keep track of all the countries you've visited in an artful way.

9. Watex Green Wall Vertical Planter, $66.03

No patio space? No problem. Bring a touch of the outdoors into your living room with a mounted wall garden that will double as decor and sous chef come dinnertime.

10. MoDRN Metal Wall Clock, $89

Call us old school, but we can still get behind a handsome analog clock.


Adria Valdes Greenhauff is a writer and editor based in Miami, Fla. She’s covered food, travel and lifestyle for numerous online publications including The Quench, The List, Vivala, Foodable, Recommend magazine and Miami New Times. She's also the host of the Better Food Stories podcast.