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8 Creative Wall Decor Ideas (Beyond the Gallery Wall) to Liven Up Your Home

Think outside the picture frame.

<p>Liudmila Chernetska/Getty Images</p>

Liudmila Chernetska/Getty Images

Blank walls can be daunting. Unless you’re a hyper minimalist who prefers the bare look, empty wall space can feel like a big, flashing light that reads “unfinished.” Adorning the walls with art and decor is often the final puzzle piece that can make a space really feel like home, but it can be tricky to strike a balance between simply filling up the walls and actually making the decor look intentional. While we love a gallery wall, it’s not always the right choice for every space—and sometimes it takes getting creative to find the solution that truly fits your home and personality. Below, we rounded up 8 wall decor ideas that will have you considering new decorating possibilities (and looking at some of your household items in a new light).

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Hang Some Ceramics

<p>Shira Berg</p>

New York City-based ceramicist Shira Berg (who created the ceramic art pieces pictured above) is a big believer in three-dimensional wall art. “Wall-hang installations add dimension, texture, and pieces that quite literally pop off the wall,” she says. “They add literal and metaphorical depth to the space.” Berg says she abides by a rule of threes to keep her wall decor interesting. “For every three pieces of flat artwork—paintings, photography, etc.—I have a three-dimensional piece or something that has texture,” she says. Whether hanging a small sculpture intended for wall decor or refashioning a decorative plate as wall art, ceramics can add an unexpected element to an otherwise flat wall.

Use a Scenic Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a quick and reliable way to completely transform your walls—and scenic wallpaper can transport you to a different landscape entirely. Whether you opt for a painterly design or a whimsical

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