15+ Clever DIYs That'll Leave Your Walls Looking A Lot Less Bare

Diply 11 Oct 2018

If you were to walk into my apartment, you'd definitely see something on every single wall. Whether it's a gallery wall of photos, hanging yarn art, or lots of plants, I hate seeing a wall go untouched.

It's such a simple way to add a bit of personality to your home, and to create statement or accent pieces to create a focal point in your home. Plus, they're a ton of fun to make!

1. I've actually implemented something like this myself, although on a much smaller scale.

Bigger Than The Three Of Us | Bigger Than The Three Of Us

This is a cute way to welcome people into your home, so it works really well in some sort of entryway. Bigger Than The Three Of Us nailed this concept!

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Basically, after you've marked where you want your letters to be using craft paper, you add nails to each corner of the letter.

Bigger Than The Three Of Us | Bigger Than The Three Of Us

Then, you can wrap colorful yarn around the nails to create each letter. Isn't it absolutely beautiful?

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2. Here's another super cute way to add letters to your walls and a bit of your family's personality, too.

Something Turquoise | Something Turquoise

Scrabble tiles are a really adorable way to show off your family's names! Whether it's just you and a partner or roommate or your entire fam jam, these are so cute.

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Something Turquoise used wood tiles and paint to create this simple wall design that you could make in an afternoon!

Something Turquoise | Something Turquoise

Trust me, you can do this one! I made something similar for a certain Diply editor to celebrate her upcoming wedding.

Editor's Note: They are so cute! I now have them sitting on my counter :)

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3. I have a lot of plants, and it's hard to figure out exactly where to put them all!

Growing Spaces | Growing Spaces

I never thought to put up cute hooks and knobs to hang them from! I always end up putting push pins in the walls instead.

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I love that Growing Spaces put them on the wall going up the stairs. It's a cute way to fill unused wall space.

Growing Spaces | Growing Spaces

This is definitely something I will be considering when I move to my next place in the coming weeks.

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4. Next time you decide to ditch your ceiling fan, don't throw out the blades.

Hometalk | Vicki Rogers

Turns out you can actually make some pretty amazing things with them. Vicki Rogers is an upcycling queen!

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This little guy is a super cute way to add something funky to your walls.

Hometalk | Vicki Rogers

You definitely have to be creative in order to come up with something like this! Such a cool way to upcycle something you'd normally throw out.

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5. I've seen a lot of really unique DIYs using cheap rubber doormats.

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M

They're actually really easy to come by, and you can even get them at the dollar store! Then, all you need is some paint.

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It looks really great on the wall, too!

Hometalk | Rob & Courtney M

Rob & Courtney came up with this simple way to add a little bit of texture to your walls. This is definitely a DIY that could be done in just a few hours!

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6. I always love the look of wallpaper, but it's definitely a pain in the butt to use.

Hometalk | Cutting Edge Stencils

If you're looking for that wallpaper look but don't want to put wallpaper on your walls, this might be the answer you're looking for.

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Cutting Edge Stencils used one of their vintage floral designs to create this pretty accent wall.

Hometalk | Cutting Edge Stencils

The royal blue color is absolutely stunning against the plain white wall! It's definitely perfect for any master bedroom.

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7. I love the look of wood panelled walls. 

A Piece Of Rainbow | A Piece Of Rainbow

A Piece Of Rainbow shared a few easy ways to whitewash wooden panels to add to your walls! I feel like this is definitely a trend that is becoming more popular.

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This look would be perfect for a family room or as an accent wall in a bedroom.

A Piece Of Rainbow | A Piece Of Rainbow

I love the whitewash look over the wood, it's such a cool idea!

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8. This next DIY is one of my favorites because it is so outside the box.

The Created Home | The Created Home

I know that it's meant for kids, but I want one for me to play on!

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The Created Home used their creativity and created a climbing wall for their kids to use.

The Created Home | The Created Home

Now that is definitely a unique way to utilize empty wall space in your house!

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9. I really love when DIYers try something unique on their walls.

Color House Paint | Color House Paint

I honestly would never think to grab a squeeze bottle full of paint and go to town on my bare walls, but Color House Paint thought it was a good idea!

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Turns out, the result is actually pretty funky.

Color House Paint | Color House Paint

I imagine the walls will need a couple of treatments if they ever want to move, but for now it looks seriously cool.

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10. Here's another really beautiful way to give your blank walls a little bit of love.

Mr Kate | Mr Kate

Using paint and a towel, Mr. Kate created this beautiful and colorful mural in her home.

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I would absolutely love to have this bright and colorful wall in my home.

Mr Kate | Mr Kate

Plus, I can't get over how she styled the rest of the room. It all works beautifully together!

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11. Sometimes, you don't want to paint your walls to give them some color, so you stick with wall art instead!

Persialou | Persialou

If paint isn't your best friend, why not try embroidering some canvases instead?

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Persialou used embroidery thread and a needle to create this funky canvas that is also kind of an optical illusion.

Persialou | Persialou

This would definitely be a unique piece to hang up in your home along with the rest of your art!

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12. This final DIY is super simple, but packs a big punch.

Idle Hands Awake | Idle Hands Awake

Honeycomb walls seem to be a trendy design, and you can create them using a couple roles of washi tape.

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Idle Hands Awake used a few roles of my favorite stuff to create a stunning design.

Idle Hands Awake | Idle Hands Awake

I think my favorite part is that it spans two separate walls, bringing the room together.

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