7 Creative New Ideas for Wall Décor
If mirrors, framed photography, and painted canvases are leaving you uninspired, and you want to spice up your walls with something different and unusual, look no further. We’ve tracked down seven of our favorite examples of unconventional yet totally chic wall décor to transform the look and feel of your space. Offering perfect ways to add texture and dimension to your rooms, these seven ideas have us ready to redecorate. Read on to get inspired.
Spanish designer Lorenzo Castillo makes a bold statement in the small kitchen space of this home by creating an arrangement of wicker toro heads in various sizes and colors. The warm material pops off of the blue wall to make the pieces even more intriguing and visually engaging. Score a similar look with wicker or even cardboard busts grouped together and hung at varying heights.
In an Australian home featured in Interiors, designers Taryn Leibowitz and Tamie McLachlan used vintage African baskets to create a stunning art statement above a bench. Adding texture, intrigue, and age to the space, the baskets are a welcome, unexpected alternative to a more standard piece of art.
Designer Kelly Wearstler creates a powerful arrangement in this space by grouping china plates in various patterns and sizes to form an eye-catching installation. The use of white pieces on a moody blue wall makes for a striking look, while incorporating blue pieces of a slightly different shade adds dimension. Consider the size of your wall if contemplating this installation and utilize plates in a variety of scales appropriate for the surface. Think: large platters and dinner plates on a large wall, salad plates and saucers in a more petite space.
Often seen on the exterior of older buildings in Europe, fragments of relief sculptures instantly add nuance and history to your walls. In this space by Bruce Shostak, as seen in Architectural Digest, a 19th-century bas-relief sculpture of George Washington takes center stage on a small wall between windows. Dignified and unusual, we’re falling hard for this unexpected look.
As seen in Lonny in the home of actress and musician Mía Maestro, a grouping of tambourines fills a corner of the living room. At first glance, the flat nature of the instruments make them appear as though they’re just another piece of conventional artwork, but upon further inspection, the delicate metallic glimmer poking out from the sides suggests something a little more playful. Search for vintage pieces if you’re eager to recreate this look—the worn-in texture and discoloration on the instruments’ heads will add a sense of history to your grouping.
An entire grouping of unexpected objects forms a charming collage in a Mexico City restaurant designed by Ricardo Casas. Mixed in with framed items and brass sculptures are copper plates, a porcelain platter, and a vintage hand mirror. The patina of the mirror coupled with the unusual shape introduces a wholly unique element into the grouping.
In this exterior space, flat wood cross sections have been mounted on the wall to create a dynamic and organic look. Look for slices and slabs with interesting, uneven borders and holes in the middle to create an undulating, natural composition.