Alternatives to a Frame for Wall Decoration

At Grandad's Shed, there's almost nothing more exciting to us than a blank wall. The possibilities and creativity we can have with it feels almost never-ending! And whilst we love an art print or original piece to inject some personality into the blank space, we're finding ourselves drawn more and more to creative ways to decorate a wall. In this blog, I want to share some of my current favourite alternatives to a framed piece of art or canvas for our walls. 

Grandad's Shed Framed Wallpaper Wall Decor

Frame wallpaper

Quick, cost effective and highly impactful, this is fast becoming our favourite way to add personality into a blank space. Take your offcuts of wallpaper and pop them in a frame or add some simple beading around them on your walls. Ta-dah!

We love seeing this style repeated down a long corridor to inject personality into an otherwise plain space. 

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Grandad's Shed Painted Skirting and Ceiling

Accentuate the Walls

When painting our rooms, we often stick to the classic white ceiling and white woodwork with a splash of colour on a wall or 4. I'm excited to see a recent shift of painted ceilings and woodwork evolving into a key trend that seems here to stay. It helps to frame your walls and add interest to any space.

Try accentuating your room's features with a lick of paint on your woodwork. Take the project we worked on with Sophie Robinson as a brilliant example of using colour around a wall to add vibrancy. Swap out the colours for a softer palette and you've got a muted relaxing space with real depth.

You could even add in some simple panelling in the lower half of the room to create a sense of grandeur and period charm, even in more modern properties. 

If you paint the ceiling in a small room the same as the walls, it will help create a cosy cocooning feel within the space. If you've got high ceilings, try a complementary or contrasting colour to add drama to your space.

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Creative Gallery Home Decor Ideas

Creative Gallery Pieces

Our willow and rattan Twig Cow Head (a.k.a. Hamish) has long been a customer favourite which just shows the appetite for alternative pieces to decorate a wall. Here are some of our favourite ideas: 

1. Use plates attached to the wall to create a gallery of gorgeous crockery. Perfect for kitchen or dining rooms. 

2. Dig those old mirrors out of the loft and create a gallery wall. The best bit about this is the light that bounces around your space.

3. Or add in a piece of built in furniture which can showcase your favourite books and trinkets in all their glory. Storage meets wall decor! Take a look at our made to measure service for more. 

Which is your favourite way to spice up a blank wall? Let me know in the comments below! 

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