At one point I hung a little asymmetrical art gallery to disguise some wall pimples on this wall going into our kitchen from the front-entry hallway. Well, recently I stole THAT art (and more) in order to hang the art gallery of my dreams in our bathroom. It didn’t really matter because this wall was supposed to get demo’d with the kitchen remodel. No problemo, until I realized we had a big photoshoot in our house so I got creative.
We do a lot of hosting in our house and have a growing collection of gorgeous wooden serving boards that we use on the regular. Putting together a charcuterie board a few times a week for two is not outside of the norm and they are our go-to for game nights, so we do like having them handy. We usually keep a few on the counter and tuck the rest away, but I realized HANGING them doubles in both storage and aesthetic, and I’m loving the way the warm wood tones light up that (otherwise dreary) wall, and again, disguises the wall pimples.
It’s easy to think of filling empty walls with art, but it doesn’t have to stop there. I wanted to show you a few more of my favorite examples of non-framed art gallery walls to get your gears turning.
1. Copper Pots – Have you seen a cuter collection of hanging pots? I love the way that these are obviously worn and even have a slight patina. Another great art collection for a kitchen or dining room. Just gorgeous.
2. Mirrors – I think what makes these even more unique is that all of these mirrors are unframed. Different shapes, but still very unified. Plus can you imagine how much bigger this room must feel because of this reflective wall?
3. Hats – The depth and warmth that these hats add is unreal. Plus, why NOT have them on display when they would otherwise be sitting in a hat box, collecting dust?
4. Kitchen Tools – If you’re low on kitchen space, or have a collection as cute as these green accented utensils, then wall space is your friend. Utilize it. This one really hits home for me because growing up, my grandma had all of her kitchen utensils hung on the wall like this and when you took them off, there was a drawn outline so that she always knew where it went back.
5. Vintage Mirrors – I cannot even with these adorable framed mirrors. I love how they mixed in some hand-held selections, and even displayed the back of a few. Plus how sweet is that shelf displaying the mini’s? Too cute.
6. Woven Bowls – A great way to add texture and dimension to a space.
7. Black Trays – I never knew I needed a collection of black trays until now. How classy.
8. Hand-painted China – I know so many people who have China sitting around, not getting used. Time to hang it up. It deserves to be seen!
If you want to do what we did and either start a serving board collection or add to what you already have then you’ve come to the right place. We rounded up some wooden serving boards at every price point to get you going. I might just have to snag a few before they sell out.
1. Wooden Cheese Board $15
2. Walnut Cutting Board $17
3. Dylan Cutting Board $24
4. Wood Paddle Cutting Board $25
5. Charcuterie Board $28
6. Large Acacia Wood Cheese Serving Board $30
7. Mango Wood Cutting Board $30
8. Acacia Serving Board $31
9. White Marble and Wood Cutting Board $32
10. Wood Cutting Board $35
11. Villa Acacia Wooden Cheese Board $38
12. Cato Acacia Boards $40
13. Chateau Acacia Charcuterie Board $59
14. Somerset Bread Board $115
15. Reclaimed Wood Cheese Board $149
16. Natural Wood Round Charcuterie Board $165
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