Every house and apartment has one: a huge, intimidating, white wall. As long as it’s bare it makes your entire home look a little bit sparse. How do you fill such a large space in a way that looks natural and appealing? Here are ten ideas and they’re renter friendly in case you have to answer to a landlord.
Artwork is expensive. Large pieces of art are really expensive. If you’re the artsy type, why not commission yourself to create a larger piece of art to hang on that wall. You’ll save a lot of money and you’ll finally have a good use for that space: to show off your talent.
Don’t want a painting there? Consider hanging a tapestry, quilt, or antique blanket that’s too lovely to keep folded up in a cupboard somewhere.
Perhaps the look you’re going for is an art gallery. Choose a handful of art pieces (they don’t have to belong to the same artist just as long as you feel they belong together) and display them like you’d see in a gallery.
Maybe the answer you’re looking for is wallpaper. If you’re in an apartment, just make sure you use wallpaper that peels right off when it’s time to move out.
Shelve your art
If you don’t like the idea of hanging multiple art pieces, consider installing some floating shelves. This will you to display not only art but books and other little knick-knacks that express your personality.
A mural is perhaps the boldest option but it might work. If you’re renting just go with a temporary mural like an adhesive-backed one that you can peel off. Again, if you’re an artsy type you might even paint one yourself.
If you’ve never heard of it, washi tape is colorful, removable tape that can be used in all kinds of different ways. If you want some inspiration, check out Pinterest.
This is less of a wall decorating idea and more of a wall decorating tip. Keep in mind that not every wall has to have something on it. The largest wall in the room certainly needs some adornment but the rest can be bare if you want as it will make your large wall stand out even more (in a good way).
Think beyond art
Art isn’t the only thing that can fill up space on a large wall. Shelving (or a tall bookshelf if you’re a renter and you don’t want to put a millions holes in the wall) can take up a lot of real estate and can allow you to display all kinds of things.
A less expensive alternative to artwork is a mirror, or mirrors. You can hang one or two larger ones or an assortment of smaller ones. Mirrors reflect light and create a beautiful effect.
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The following DIY secrets can help you with your redecorating and home improvement, get great results with limited funds...
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.