Five wall fixtures that can add to your home

There is nothing quite like boring. Boring is tasteless and dissatisfying. Boring is a whole lot of meh. With that being the case, it is hard to imagine that anyone willingly wants to be bored or is willing to live in a dull old house. 

Your home is your home, and it should be nothing short of unique and awesome like you as a person. It is important that your house gives off a good vibe while also allowing you to express yourself. 

“But how do I make my house not boring?” Well, there are plenty of ways to make your home an excellent place to walk into for both you and any potential guests. You could start with the obvious and say, “Let’s get a flat-screen TV! Those are super cool.” Well, yes, everyone’s eyes are caught when there is a giant screen in front of them, but it is worth it to remember this isn’t the only way to make your home exciting. 

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Having great furniture, growing plants in the home, or hanging things on the wall can give your home that spark to keep it from being boring. Seriously, there are so many different things you can do! Just take a look at these five wall fixtures that are worth thinking about adding to your home. 

1) Shelves

Shelves? Yes, shelves. You may think of these as a necessary addition to your home, but at the same time, they most definitely have the potential to help make the interior of your house look great. 

People typically don’t think of shelving as a decoration. Those people would be right to an extent. Originally, shelves weren’t created to be used as a decoration; they were made to be a handy spot to hold and store items. Still, at the same time, shelves can also be used to display little knick-knacks, antiques, plants, et cetera. 

In addition, shelving itself has also developed into a design element. There are so many different shelving types, from free-standing shelves to shelves with industrial shelf brackets supporting them, or even corner shelves that can be a great way to take advantage of corner space in the home. 

So while on the surface shelves are no “decoration,” they are great wall fixtures that can be used creatively to spruce up the home (depending on what you put on your shelves).

2) Pictures

Pictures! Who does not love pictures? Remember, they do say pictures say 1,000 words, and if you had the room to hang those 1,000 words on the wall, there is a great chance those images will be an eye-grabbing wall fixture for guests to take a look at.

At the end of the day, whether or not pictures add to the home is how/what images are put up on the wall. For example, just tacking a selfie to the wall would probably be a less than ideal image to hang up. But no worries, you do not have to do that.

There are plenty of pictures that can be hung up in your home. Old family photos, paintings, portraits, underwater images, whatever you can think of; the opportunities are endless. All you have to do is make sure you have some solid frames and some captivating photos. 

3) Plates

Yes, plates are for eating, but they can also be used for decoration. There are plenty of homes out there that fashionably hang plates, pie crust tins, or other culinary items. That may not be your speed, but plates can really make a difference in your home. Heck, most items can make a difference if you hang them in your home.

The most important thing is that you actually like it, and you aren’t just forcing things up on the wall to for the fun of it. Make sure you are hanging something you actually want on your wall!

4) Signage

Signs can be a great wall fixture that can add to your home. Rustic, branded metal signs are a good way to give your home a specific feel, but signage that includes motivational and/or funny messaging is also pretty great. 

An example of this can be bathroom signs. If you shop online, you can find some hilarious signage for your bathroom. “Changing the toilet paper won’t give you brain damage,” or “Please remain seated for the entire performance,” are some pretty funny messages.

But of course, not all signs belong in the bathroom. Putting signage up across your home in the kitchen, living room, dining room, wherever, can give you the chance to make sure your house isn’t a boring one.

5) Posters

Posters could technically fall under the same category as ‘pictures,’ but posters are slightly different. For example, a 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox poster is not close to the same as a photo of you and grandpa down in Disney World 10 years ago. 

And yes, not all posters have to be related to athletics. Movie and television posters, album covers, posters with sayings on them. There are so many different options. Heck, if you don’t want to hang an authentic painting up in your home, there is a 100% chance you can get a poster of Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night. But whatever the case, posters are a great way to add some flare to your living space.

As previously mentioned, your home is your home. You can make it however you want. If you want to build an indoor jungle gym, have at it. Of course, that is not realistic (or is it?), but giving your home a little bit of personality can give your living space that “home” feeling.

They say home is where the heart is, and if you willingly put in the effort to hang up wall fixtures and get creative with your space, there is no doubt your heart will feel more at home than if you were living in a spot that looks similar to a non-decorated cubicle. 

Photo by Douglas Sheppard