A big, blank wall could be lovely, but it can also be an eyesore. You can fill this wall with art prints, little framed photos or even a painting, but I am drawn to the layouts that choose the surprising — designs that use repetition of routine items to create a statement. I am all for the layouts that live.
You might not be an antlers kind of guy or gal, but these longhorn skulls look fantastic in this area. If there were only one skull, then there could still be a lot of white space on this large entry wall. The addition of a second horn rack is amazing and, together with the bench, creates a pleasant pair of three.
If you aren’t an artist and you do not have a lot of money to purchase art or sculpture, you can use structural items in fresh ways. As a spin on the classic leaning floor mirror, this bamboo construction gives depth to the area without becoming a distraction.
Now imagine the springs of a twin mattress or bed spray-painted vivid orange and leaned against the wall.
Often the blank spaces on our walls are modest and reveal a lack of equilibrium. In this area, the dark piano is quite heavy and, without art, the open white wall area could seem off-balance. The solution? Add an unorthodox sculpture of twisted wire, painted scribbles or another bold option.
Just take this same trick to another side of your area to demonstrate continuity. Change it up by altering the form of your artwork and by using repetition to fill out the cutout space.
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Repetition is obviously your friend when attempting to fill out a blank wall cohesively. This easy grid of little frames is a timeless means to offer large interest interest for less money. Try painting all your frames an interesting colour, covering them in gold leaf or utilizing a range of shades from the top to bottom. Frame anything and everything from black and white photographs or pages ripped from a 1970s lingerie sewing book to classic patterns or sheet music. The options are endless!
Holiday designs do not need to be frilly. Simple, graphic snowflakes fill this plain white wall with the sights of this season.
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Utilizing fabric panels trimmed out in molding is a superb way to provide a wall interest at a traditional distance. In a more modern area, you can decide on a punchier colour, or perchance a graphic, comic-book design. Try this trick with thick bed sheets off the clearance rack rather than purchased fabric off the bolt and you’ll save even more.
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At first you might not think you are an artist, but you will be surprised what you can come up with after some practice. Locate a sizable, pre-stretched canvas at a thrift store, purchase Oops paint from your regional hardware store and experiment with different brush strokes. You might think of a modern masterpiece.
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