2. Flags. The bigger. The better.
Great post! I just moved into a house with a giant (two story) wall in the dining area. Now I have some ideas for how to fill it!
I love this! I have a two story wall where our stairs are and would love a flag — I really want a first aid one like Emily Henderson has since I’m a nurse and plan on getting a tattoo like that. i really like the bike one too :)
Great tips! I can’t get enough of the oversized clocks, personally. I filled up one blank wall in our bedroom with a wooden quilt ladder my grandpa handmade when I was a little girl– stripped limbs lashed together with leather. It has really added some visual interest.
We have a large wall to fill in our open living/dining room area…and two doorways right next to each other on the wall, so we figured a big barn door would fit the bill. We love it…it’s one of our favorite things!
There are some fabulous quilt designs that are simple and very attractive (as in, not looking like your grandmother’s house). My mom and I are going to work on one this summer for a huge open wall 2 stories high in our entry way. The last residents left this awful, homemade painting of a still life potted plant hanging there. It’s pretty bad.
I also have this on my pinterest. http://pinterest.com/pin/144959681726418105
Some day, I would LOVE to have some kind of score or manuscript enlarged on an empty wall.
Great ideas! I’m definitely going to try the 3-D wall quote in our living room once we get that room painted this summer!
I needed this post! We have huge empty walls in our entry that will have no table/furniture underneath to anchor any art above, so these ideas area super helpful – thanks Julia!
We’ve got a big empty frame on one wall–we picked it up SUPER cheap from an estate sale and it’s got that perfect combination of being in good shape but looking slightly worn/old–and the plan is to use wire to hang air plants in it. I got my inspiration from this: http://shop.floragrubb.com/airplant-frame/
There are tons of vertical and hanging planters on the market, and I think greenery is always a good way to fill space and make it look lived in.
Oh, and at our old house we had a couple of African spears on the wall next to some batiks of giraffes. Those always got some raised eyebrows and fun comments. My husband lived in Kenya for a couple years and brought home some crazy stuff, so I’m always trying to work that into our decor without it screaming safari. :)
Vertical planters! An excellent and beautiful addition to the round-up. Your house sounds amazing.
We have so many bare walls too. I love the idea of a tapestry because it can add so much warmth and texture to the room. The one you found in the bedroom is gorgeous! I just spent a quick minute looking at ebay and most of what I found was pretty funny…some come with 3D glasses as a free add-on! :) Guess I will need to spend some time really looking!
Oh my goodness. Hahaha! Try narrowing it down with “turkish” “alpaca” etc, if you aren’t looking for…skulls and 3D glasses but why wouldn’t you!? ;)
love the idea of hanging wall paper on a frame! We have soo soo many bare walls in our house bc I’m always stumped about what to do with them! You can’t have gallery walls everywhere!
No. No you can’t.
My husband is a carpenter and he likes to collect old fashioned hand tools. We have a nice collection of vintage wooden levels on the wall right now. Not only are they pretty, but they’re easy to hang. ;)
Hilarious. Great idea! Feel free to post a pic to our facebook page, I’d love to see!
Ryan and I want a beachy look, and we are SO excited to find things like oars and other weathered items that can be found at the beach. Oooo maybe drift wood too!
You have the perfect setting for it. Can’t wait to seeeeee.
In our upstairs hallway, we have a huge green awning hanging. On it, I painted the Douglas Adams quote, “Flying is simple: Just throw yourself at the ground, and miss.” It’s BIG and all of our company talks about it after they’ve gone upstairs to use the restroom :)
That sounds amazing. You must, must, must post a picture to our facebook page so we can all see. Or invite us all over. Your choice. ;)
I have old parts that I think are from lace factory machines. I have one of them hanging in my living room because I LOVE it! It’s different and I have no idea what EXACTLY it is and people always ask “what is that neat looking thing” haha. I love non traditional things to hang on walls. This was totaly eye candy for me this morning. Thanks. Oh and funny you are stopping your mood board making because I’ve started mine! (no clients yet)
Good luck, Kristi!
I still love your 3-D wall quote! That giant clock is great, too. We have a tall, skinny clock (it only has the 12 and the 6) adding some interest to a very narrow wall in our place. My favorite piece of wall art is the over-sized abacus we bought from CB2 a few years back. We have fun creating designs on it to change up the look of the wall.
An abacus is a great idea!
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