What to do with a blank wall

posted 4 months ago in Home
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

hikingbride :  two gallery walls in one room does seem like a bit much. do you hany any other art you love? if you have one or two pieces that are on the larger side, i’d thinnk about putting them above the couch and moving the gallery wall to the blank wall. then you can expand the gallery wall as well.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I love a big statement clock. Can put that above the couch and move to gallery to the empty wall, depending on how big your gallery is. 

Could also do a mirror, can make a room seem much larger. 

Perhaps a large print, maybe even a canvas to give it some depth. 

 If you’re allowed to paint, maybe even painting it an accent color and then placing a clock/mirror/print could make the space feel more homey. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

hikingbride :  How large is the wall? Is it directly in front of the gallery wall?

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Our entertainment center is large enough in our living room that it does most of the talking. We also put a lot of decor up on the shelves (glass bottles with twine, decorative masks, etc.) It’s a huge wall but since the entertainment center is huge it’s half taken up by just that. We felt otherwise it’d be too loud and cluttered. The other huge blank wall we had was in our bedroom. We hung up a really big mirror in an antique frame. We have lots of pieces of art that my FH has collected over the years but I don’t like hanging too many up so there are some just taking a break in storage right now. 

So I like the idea of moving the gallery wall to the empty wall and putting up a mirror where it was. Or maybe have shelves and stuff that can hold pretty pieces of decor.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

We have a huge wall too and we just bought some interesting shelves for it. Two shelves are more of an industrial style and one is a modern geometric style. We figure we can put different things on the shelves to switch things up every now and then. On that wall we also have a large clock and a large painting, so more large art seemed like it would be a bit much. I don’t have pictures yet because we haven’t hung the shelves yet. Check your lease though; some places are specific about what you can and can’t hang. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

hikingbride :  I suggest a console table, about 36″ wide – that would leave you 24″ on both sides of “breathing” space so you can have a good balance. A favorite photo, lamp, and some other decorative – and meaningful – object, and it’ll be great. Also, visually it’s better to have objects for the console table in uneven numbers and different heights.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I am of the same mind as claroquesi. Something like this:

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Never underestimate the power of floating shelves!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I second the temporary peel-and-stick wallpaper to create an accent wall. It’s come a long way recently and looks nice applied. It’s a great way to totally change the look of a place without painting by adding some color/texture and makes the area look finished. There are tons of online options, and I’ve seen some nice selection at Target too. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I would go for shelves, or a bookcase (which looks nice on its own or with furniture in front of it.) If you don’t need more storage, though, I like the mirror idea. A beautiful map of an area that’s meaningful to you or a vintage movie or exhibition poster are also inexpensive ways to fill a big wall. 

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