my good friend recently wrote me with a design quandary…(one of my favorite kind of emails by the way!) how to fill a great big expanse of a wall in her den. we’re talking it runs the length of her kitchen and den and is topped with a beautifully pitched ceiling. she wants to make it cozy but not cluttered. so, i got to researching, as i’ve got nothing but shorties in the wall department, and here are some looks/ideas i found:
cohesive gallery wall (go long and tall!):
shelf to add texture and to create a cozy nook:
reflective twist on the gallery wall:
magnetic paint = kids’ art gallery:
shelves plus a gallery wall?! too good to be true:
you could divvy up your spaces and make the wall leading into the kitchen a “mudroom/entry”…could designate the space with beaded board or two-tone paint job:
this is tres fancy and i’m guessing my friend’s husband wouldn’t be down for a giant horse head, or maybe he would, but i like the idea of mirrors/big art/sconces to stretch your eyes down the wall and add lots of fun interest. again, the two-tone paint and chair rail cozy it up!
shelves for keeping the pretties away from the babies and tall lamps to fill the void:
layering a rug over carpet, or another rug, helps ground the spot as well as distinguish it from the surrounding rooms:
big focal point art:
hope this helps get your creative juices flowing!