Are blank walls OK when decorating?

Decorating your space is a fun way to express your personal style and create a welcoming atmosphere. One question that often comes up is whether it's ok to leave blank walls in a room.

The short answer is: it depends on what appeals to you. While some people prefer to cover every inch of wall space with artwork, shelves or wall décor, others appreciate the simplicity and tranquility of a blank wall. Ultimately, the decision should be based on your personal taste and the overall feeling you want for your room.

Leaving a wall blank can create a sense of balance and breathing room in a space that's filled with other decorative elements. It acts as a visual pause, allowing the eye to rest and prevent the room from feeling too cluttered or overwhelming.

A blank wall can also act as a backdrop for other focal points in the room. For example, a statement piece of furniture or a unique rug can really stand out against a neutral or unadorned wall. 

Of course, this doesn't mean that you should never decorate your walls. If you love art, photographs or other decorative elements, use them in your space. Just be mindful of the overall effect you're going for and don't be afraid to mix things up - a combination of blank walls together with decorative elements can create a dynamic and interesting space.

In the end, the most important thing is to create areas that feel comfortable, welcoming, and express your personal style. Whether you choose to leave some walls blank or cover every available area with artwork and décor, make sure the space feels good to you. Happy decorating!

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