Six Un-boring, Minimal Wall Spaces

wall spaces

Creating minimal living spaces seem to be a growing movement.

I find myself leaning more and more in that direction, myself.

I'm drawn to the simple freedom it lends.

I've been scrolling through Pinterest lately,

looking at image after image, of minimally decorated homes.

Some of them I love.

However, some minimal living spaces, tend to feel cold and uninviting to me.

Some, I would say, even feel boring.

But, don't for one second, think that living minimally, consequently equates boring.

It doesn't.

Minimal living can still be beautiful and cozy.

Minimal living can still feel luxurious.

simple lily vase

Luxurious, minimal living, only requires a little thought,

a little creativity,

and perhaps,

a little inspiration to get you started.

On that note,

here are six, minimally luxurious wall spaces from my own home,

to help inspire you in your own pursuit.

1. Use one large piece of artwork as opposed to multiple items.

This is my dining room wall.

Birch trees wall artwork

One simple way to ensure a luxurious feel, whilst still keeping to minimal accessories,

is to add one, large piece of artwork to a wall space.

Patience was definitely a requirement here.

I had been searching for the perfect piece,

(that wasn't going to cost me an arm and a leg)

for this space for almost two years.

I finally found it at Urban Barn.

The price point was fantastic, and it was exactly what I was looking for.

The soft green and yellow of the birch trees

contributes a minimal, outdoorsy feel to our dining area, that I absolutely love.

2. Tone on tone texture.

I did something similar in my bedroom.

But, instead of a piece of artwork,

I hung a large, painted vintage frame

that I picked up at a little antique store my girlfriends and I love.

Empty picture frame with wall flowers

The simple addition of white, stick on wall flowers that I purchased at Walmart,

adds a little interest with tone on tone texture.

Simple, minimal, and so very beautiful.

3. Trim out a feature wall.

This is the feature wall we incorporated in our bedroom.

Feature wall, wainscoting, Flint paint colour

My husband and I trimmed it out with simple, 1x3 inch trim.

We painted it a stunning dark grey, (Flint, by Benjamin Moore) to add a little punch.

Because the simple texture and rich color adds so much to the space,

we opted out of including a headboard.

4. Add interest to stairwells.

We loved this feature wall so much, that we decided to repeat it in our basement stairwell.

wainscoting in basement stairwell

Let me tell you,

this was not a quick and easy task.

But, neither was it difficult.

It just took a little time and patience.

basement stairwell, Portland Grey paint colour


maybe it took a lot of time and patience,

but, honestly, it was worth every single, second we put into it.

The paint color we chose is called Portland Grey, by Benjamin Moore.

I really wanted a simple, yet beautiful stairwell leading down into our basement,

and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

Absolutely luxurious, but also, very minimal.

5. Opt for wallpaper!

The bottom of this stairwell opens to our games room.

Again, because we really wanted to keep the area minimally decorated,

but still with a luxurious feel,

instead of adding artwork to this wall,

we opted for wallpaper.

Brick wallpaper

We applied this brick pattern that we picked up at Lowes.

It is lightly textured as well, and adds warmth without making the space feel cluttered.

I love, love, love this wallpaper, you guys!

It's such a simple way to add interest to a room, without adding stuff.

Again, luxuriously minimal.

6. Think practicality on a grand scale.

And finally, the last inspirational idea I have for you,