Instead of decorating your walls with the usual framed photos, try something unexpected. Faux taxidermy, jumbo letters, display shelves and vertical planters are a few fun options.
Like the whimsical look of wildlife but not so keen on hanging a dead animal on your wall? Choose from a veritable kingdom of faux taxidermy and bag some game in the most humane way.
Papier-Mâché Animal Sculptures (West Elm, $99 – $199)
Painted poly resin elephant head (Etsy, $55)
Snow white faux deer head (Etsy, $98)
Letters and numbers
Always wanted to see your name in lights? Go for it. Metal, marquee and map-covered letters are a few of our favorite ways to get wordy on the walls. For the more numerically inclined, deck the walls with your favorite digits.
Large 3-D map letter of anywhere in the world (Etsy, $60)
Galvanized Wall Letter (Pottery Barn Kids, $14)
Vintage Marquee Lighted Numbers (Iron Accents, $185)
Liberate your favorite trinkets from their dusty hiding places, and showcase them in style. Display shelves come in just about any shape or color to suit your decor, and they’re a great way to add personality to your walls without framing yet another family photo.
Timber Pigeon Hole Wall Hanging (Down that Little Lane, $185)
Cosmos Wall Cube Display Shelf (Amazon.com, $49)
Honeycomb Wall Shelf (Land of Nod, $59)
Peel-and-stick accent walls
Designate an accent wall and go for the full wall treatment. Paint it a solid bold color, or go with one of these peel-and-stick options. Peelable, paintable wallpaper, peel-and-stick wood or chalkboard decals are all easy ways to add interest and personality to a room.
Summer Paintable White Wallpaper (Home Depot, $30)
Stikwood Wall Covering (Anthropologie, $300)
Peel-and-Stick Chalkboard (Amazon.com, $11)
Add some life to your walls with vertical wall planters. A little splash of green adds visual interest, helps clean the air and may even boost your mood.
Shane Powers Ceramic Wall Planters (West Elm, $19 – $69)
Green Wall (Gardener’s Supply Company, $46)
Modern White Metal Succulent Wall Decor & Planter (Etsy, $145)