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Should every wall have something on it? Interior designers settle the blank vs decorated wall debate

 Should every wall have something on it? Colorful living room. Minimalist narrow entryway. Corner of living room with shelf, sofa, artwork.

Should every wall have something on it? Colorful living room. Minimalist narrow entryway. Corner of living room with shelf, sofa, artwork.

From artwork to mirrors, wallpaper to shelving, there are so many beautiful ways you can decorate walls in the home; helping to enrich a room with characterful decoration and unique style.

However, are wall decor ideas essential for all walls?

Designers are in agreement that not every wall in the home needs to be decorated. With each individual interior design, the aim is to always ensure that there is a feeling of harmonious visual balance; for some spaces this may mean adorning every wall with beautiful decor, whereas for others, empty wall space triumphs.

Should you put something on every wall?

‘As a general rule, every wall does not need to be covered. Often, the best design is completed in stages, with time dedicated to taking in each new layer and letting your eye wander as it discovers blank pockets that need attention, or areas of concentration that should be more evenly dispersed,’ advises Brenda Petrunick, interior designer at Simply White Interiors.

Ultimately, how you style the wall space in your home is completely down to you – and as Brenda advises, it usually takes a little tweaking over time to achieve a design that feels just right, but our expert advice can can help you on your way in making the right design decision for the walls in your home.

1. Find the perfect balance

Minimalist narrow white hallway, pendant, rug, artwork on walls

Minimalist narrow white hallway, pendant, rug, artwork on walls

When whether to adorn a wall, the most important factor that comes into play is balance. A design that has a successful sense of balance will have equal visual weight distributed across the room. This weight is created through each design element

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