By Anna Kocharian

Published on May 3, 2016

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Photography by PLAN HUNTING

Every living room has its standard set of furnishings – sofa, coffee table, rug, lighting… you get the gist. And while the specifics of the decor may vary by person or style, there’s one spot in a home that is commonly overlooked – the walls. Fortunately, we have a fix. Now, we’re not talking about the standard paint job or wallpaper, but actual, tangible decorative accents to elevate blank walls. Take a peek at 31 style-focused ways to bring a little more depth to your living room walls!

Handwoven baskets in colorful patterns emulate the Southwestern-inspired design scheme of this vibrant living room. 

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Photography by ED REEVE

When the coffee table can no longer function as a spot for your abundant magazine collection, consider a curated wall display instead. 

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Photography by KATE ZIMMERMAN

Among the many ways to decorate a blank wall, the faux fireplace just may be our favorite. Featuring a firebox with a herringbone wood inlay and a cluster of potted plants, this intimate nook is the ultimate spot for kicking back. 

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Photography by DESIGNLOVEFEST

Put up a colorful macrame installation for an added touch of texture to the living room. 

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Photography by ZOCO HOME

Not all frames need art. We’re loving the effortlessly “unfinished” look of the matte black prints stacked against the blank wall of this monochromatic living room. 

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Photography by ALMOST MAKES PERFECT

Take the minimalist route with this very chic yet simple moon phase wall display. 

Get the how-to on Almost Makes Perfect.

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Photography by MYDOMAINE

Install a wall of floating florals by stringing single stemmed flowers along a fishing line, at various lengths in height.

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Photography by PINTEREST

For the avid traveler, a worldly backdrop that doubles as the accent wall of the room is only fitting. 

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Photography by DECOIST

Transform the empty living room wall into a mini home office. Install a floating shelf to function as the desk, and a sleek gridded structure for a wall-based organization system.  

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Photography by MYSTYLISHALTEREGO.TUMBLR.COM

An exclusively matte black painting, strategically placed high up on a wall, can help instill a sense of depth within an otherwise whitewashed space. 

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Photography by @FRENCHBYDESIGN

Pair a blank living room wall with a bookcase loaded with your favorite titles, and top with an assortment of personal home accents. 

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Photography by WWW.DEKOLOOP.COM

Bring a neon sign into the minimalist living room for a Pinterest-worthy accent piece that will instantly elevate the space. 

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Photography by @ELSIELARSON

Pair an exposed brick wall with potted plants and cacti for a major green moment. 

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Photography by RSTYLE

Establish an accent wall with function, much like this matte black, built-in bookshelf featuring a thematically color-coded selections of books. 

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Photography by BLOGLOVIN

No fireplace mantel? Install a bracketed or floating shelf above the firebox and deck with an eclectic assortment of greens, prints, and (naturally) a mirror. 

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Photography by MYDOMAINEHOME

Simplicity more your beat? Leave the wall blank and opt for a bold color block in two contrasting tones instead. 

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Photography by DECO.FR

Landlines may be close to becoming obsolete but we’d certainly bring them back if it meant having an art-filled display as colorful as this. 

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Photography by MYDOMAINEHOME

Install a brick wall that extends up along the height of the living room for a redefining element of color and depth. 

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Photography by ED/ OCT – DEC 2010 ” CACTUS LOVE”

Set your artistic side free and transform a blank wall into a mixed media display filled with color, texture, and art!

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Photography by BROOKE HOLM FOR INSIDE OUT

A giant wall calendar may not be first on your list of decorative wall accents but this modular design sure makes a good case for the clean cut Scandinavian space. 

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Photography by FELIX FOREST; DESIGN: ARENT&PYKE

Statement lighting that fills up more than just a limited square section of a wall works best when paired with a minimalist design scheme. 

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Photography by ERIN SWIFT

Mirrors, with their powers of illusionary expansion, definitely deserve to take up a little wall. 

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Photography by PINTEREST

Gather an assorted cluster of bright desert flowers and cacti to conceal an otherwise empty wall space. 

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Photography by BEA MOMBAERS

A seemingly three-dimensional structure evokes an illusion of added depth while taking up significantly less space. 

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Photography by GOODHOUSEKEEPING

Create a playful corner, specifically with the little ones in mind, with portable toy crates and mini wall shelves filled with books and prints. 

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Photography by PATRICK CLINE

We’re no stranger to gallery walls and the living room without one simply isn’t complete.

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Photography by MADEBYLEMON

Keep the wall blank and substitute in an intricately patterned wallpaper with a graphic print. 

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Photography by FANTASTIC FRANK

No living room wall? Build one of your own, or better yet, install a gridded indoor window (no additional decor necessary) to separate the various “rooms” within the home. 

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Photography by MAURIZIO ZUCCHI

Bring the outdoors in! Over-sized cacti stylishly challenge the neutral design scheme of this modern living room with a daring touch of style.  

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Photography by FEEDLY

Tassels never fail to elevate the decor of a room, especially one as elegantly curated as this. 

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Photography by HARPERS BAZAAR

For the home lacking a proper entryway, recreate one by pairing a thick-framed mirror with a statement seat – preferably one that comes in a vibrant color tone – and a pair of sconces to reinforce the look.