Huge open wall in living room?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you like a more modern look, you can do a long low media center, even put two of them together end to end and build a backdrop for the TV. When it is off it blends right in.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I think something like this would be super cute. It integrates the gallery wall you like too. You could put plants on the sides as well.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Well I generate a crap ton of wall art so I could probably fill that space in a second ha ha.

something that can be cheap-ish and easy to do is, wrap canvases in fabrics you like. you wouldn’t believe how many of these I’ve sold and a lot of them were actually clothing items from thrift stores that I just loved the fabric / colors / pattern and I cut it up, wrapped a canvas in it, stapled it on and voila! i also use my fabric store membership and scout for sales and buy fabric for projects then. I did a few canvases in some stunning Chinese brocades and they sold almost faster than I could make them. 

You can also buy a ton of cheap frames at thrift stores and garage sales, paint them all in the same colour or color scheme and hang them empty. You can fill a wall pretty fast that way. i have some rails in my house that are about 3 inches deep and I use them to display all kinds of stuff. I have 3 staggered on one wall so they fill the space. I can constantly change whatever is displayed there so it stays fun and new but I don’t have to keep making more holes in my walls.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think this look is really interesting because the TV is off center.

It’s really quite simple to put together- a media center, some open shelves and some cabinets out together to make the square storage on the left.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You coukd also paint the wall an accent color– or wallpaper it.  Those options wouldn’t break the budget.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What you’ve chosen so far sounds great. Something like this would blend with your pieces. Rather than have all the open cubes, you could have some with doors to hide clutter and leave some open to display treasured items and beautiful books.

You can still use your media center, but adding the shelving above and to the side of the tv helps to incorporate it into the decor so it’s not the focal point of the room.

Ikea has a system that is all cubes like this.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Haruyou:   Ikea cabinetry comes with the pieces you need to attach it to the wall. You don’t have to give up your media center. Incorporate it.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can also make your own wall art, very inexpensively using engineer’s prints from Staples.

http://www.hometalk.com/3141682/bold-split-photo-wall-decor

or go to an architectural salvage place and find something interesting to put on the wall.

We just got a piece of wrought iron today that I am going to spray paint black, add some succulents in square pots and hang on our patio wall.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Haruyou:  You can leave the top of the tv stand empty if you like a clean, minimalist look.

If not you could display a picture, some plants or flowers

books and decor items

candlesticks and a plant

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