15 Fantastic Ways to Decorate a Beige Wall

September 21, 2023 5 min read

dining room with beige wall - how to decorate a blank beige wall - Gear Den

When it comes to home decorating, a beige wall is the perfect blank canvas, right? Not always. Truth is, many of us can't deal with this ubiquitous neutral. We get paralyzed by the endless possibilities to decorate it. Or we overload it with so much decor that the wall ends up messy. Or we simply get fed up looking at it, because let's face it, this background color rarely stimulates creativity.

Whichever your case is, we got you. No need to repaint that nice wall, because we have lots of easy decor tips to make a beige wall look beautiful! Try one or two of these tricks and see how it uplifts your space.

 

1. Make a gallery wall.

A picture gallery or a wall gallery is already familiar to many of us, but doing it right takes some finesse. Instead of just randomly hanging pieces on your wall, remember two important tips: One, curate your pieces so they're cohesive in some way (maybe through color palette or subject theme). And two, plan the placements ahead to ensure the whole wall will look balanced.

living room with beige wall and picture gallery

 

2. Hang a wall art duo.

If you want something more minimalist than a full gallery wall, but also fuller than a single wall piece, a nice pair of artworks is your best bet. You can get wall art that already comes as a set, or match your own two pieces of art. Don't be afraid to play around with your pairings! For more ideas and inspiration on wall art pairs, check out our blog post here.

beige dining room with personalized wall art - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Rustic Style Family Name Premium Rustic Canvas and Personalized "This Is Us" Premium Panoramic Canvas

 

minimalist bedroom with pink flamingo wall art - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: "Elegant Pink Flamingo" Premium Canvas

 

3. Fill it with plants.

As a visual element, indoor plants add rich color and graceful texture to an otherwise plain space. Big, showy greenery is especially appealing, so if you can, bring in a couple of indoor palms or fiddle-leaf figs. If large plants aren't suitable for the room, try grouping several smaller potted plants with a variety of heights and shapes.

 

4. Hang oversized art.

Large-scale art is a simple yet sophisticated way to decorate a wall, as it makes a statement without looking busy. Choose an art piece that is proportional to the size and shape of your wall, covering a large portion but still leaving lots of blank space around. And because it's a huge focal point, make sure you love the actual art!

hallway with custom family monogram and name wall art print - GearDen

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Family Name Color-Choice Premium Canvas

woman hanging custom family tree with names wall art print - GearDen

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Family Names On Tree Premium Canvas

See more examples of large wall art decor here!

 

5. Pair wall art with furniture.

One of our favorite ways to decorate is by hanging wall art over a horizontal surface like a console table, a sideboard, or a bar cart. This allows you to decorate at multiple levels: Your artwork hangs at eye level, and below it are tabletop elements like a vase of flowers, a lamp, or a couple of figurines.

wall art over console table - custom new home sign with family name and address print - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "New Home, New Beginning" Premium Canvas 

wall art over console table - custom wall print for mom or dad with children's names - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "My Greatest Blessings Call Me..." Premium Canvas (customizable with "Mom," "Dad," etc.)

 

6. Pair wall art with other wall decor.

Your beige wall will never be boring if you complement your wall art with other hanging ornaments. In our example below, our professionally designed family collage takes centerstage as it's flanked by wall-mounted planters. Further down is another example, where decorative sconces add vibrancy to bedroom art.

wall art with wall-mounted plants on either side - collage family photos art print with quote that says "family, a little bit of crazy, a little bit of loud, a whole lot of love" - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "This Is Us" With Photos Premium Canvas

bedroom with pink and purple wall art - purple hummingbird with pink striped background - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: "Purple Hummingbird" Premium Canvas

See more ideas on pairing wall art with other objects -- read our blog post!

 

7. Put up wallpaper or contact paper.

Wallpaper remains an ingenious way to spruce up a wall, and contact paper is its cheaper alternative. Either of these two options gives you endless colors and patterns! If you're not sure about covering an entire wall, try smaller doses of decorative paper. You can, for instance, frame a large swatch as wall art. Or line the inside of an open shelf with a pretty pattern (like below)!

white bookcase with wallpaper lining and custom monogram wall art

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Family Initial And Name Premium Canvas

 

8. Display a metal artwork.

Believe it or not, a beige wall can instantly stand out with just one piece of decor -- and that decor is metal art! Whether it's an antique wrought-iron accent or an inexpensive laser-cut metal sign, this artform is out-of-the-box, unique, and definitely a conversation-starter. Check out examples below, or browse more metal art pieces from Gear Den

stairs and hallway with custom metal monogram art with family name - Gear Den

Metal art pictured above: Personalized Name Monogram Custom Metal Sign

custom family tree metal art with family member names - Gear Den

Metal art pictured above: Personalized Family Tree Custom Metal Sign

 

9. Install faux trim.

Want the classy look of picture frame molding without the hefty price tag? You can fake the look! A quick Google search will give you tons of faux moulding ideas, and some are as easy as just sticking pre-made moulding onto your wall. Below, the stylish decorators at The Page Edit turned their neutral hallway into a gorgeous gallery with stick-on trim.

beautiful wall gallery with stick-on moulding

 

10. Place flowers in front.

Here's a super-quick way to liven up a plain wall: Place a showy bouquet in front of it! Vibrant flowers bring a much-needed pop of color while adding dimension to the space. Go for vivid shades like rich blue irises, bright red roses, or hot-pink carnations. 

dining room with pink flowers and customized dining room wall art with family name - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Eat, Drink, & Be Merry" Premium Canvas

bright colored flowers in a clear vase on a table

 

11. Add fake brick.

A textured wall is much more interesting than a plain smooth one, and thankfully, there are now tons of ways to add false textures through peel-and-stick wall coverings. False brick is one of our favorites because it looks so rustic! You can also find peel-and-stick tile and shiplap designs at hardware stores.

white brick wall, white desk, and wall art that says "yes, I really do need all these dogs" - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: "All These Dogs" Premium Canvas

living room with red brick wall, gray couch, and tennis watercolor wall art print - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: "Watercolor Tennis" Premium Canvas

 

12. Install floating shelves.

Nothing's more practical than turning a blank wall into added storage. But to make it beautiful, opt for mounted open shelves that you can then decorate. Sure, you can store your books and mementos on there, but you can make it stylish with complementing decor like artwork, ceramics, and plants.

interior decor with beige wall, corner seat, and open shelves

kitchen open shelves with dishes and kitchen wall art - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: "Y'all Come Eat" Premium Canvas and Personalized Kitchen "Seasoned With Love" Premium Canvas

 

13. Put up a decorative mirror.

Large decorative mirrors do more than just reflecting -- they grab attention by themselves! If budget allows, get the biggest, prettiest floor mirror you can get, lean it up against your beige wall, add a plant and a rug, and voila, you have an opulent mirror vignette! If a wall mirror is more your speed, hang it right in the middle of your decor elements so takes the spotlight.

beige wall with large decorative floor mirror and rug
beige entryway with round mirror, bench, plant, and coat hanger

 

14. Make a family history wall.

Here's a more personal take on the gallery wall: Gather a bunch of your family's photos from as far back as you can get. Pick one or two pieces from every generation, frame them in the same way, and hang them in chronological order on your wall. Now you have a fabulous picture wall that tells your unique family history. What a meaningful conversation-starter!

beige wall with framed vintage photos of women
wall full of polaroid photos

 

15. Display your beloved objects.

Who says you can only hang pictures on your wall? Go ahead and hang your favorite scarves, hats, ceramics, musical instruments, or souvenirs. Some stylish decorators even hang their (clean) bicycle as a focal point! Just remember, this is a gallery wall, too, so to keep it from looking cluttered, carefully select your objects and pre-plan their layout.

wall with vintage wallpaper and hanging china cups
living room wall with personalized family wall art and hanging hat - Gear Den

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Family Name "Party Of..." Premium Canvas

 

We hope this list helps you decorate your blank beige wall! Which idea are you using in your home? Share with us in a comment!

If you liked the wall art pieces featured here, you'll find more at GearDen.com. We have lots of personalized canvas prints and customized metal signs that are highly starred by customers like you. Browse now!


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