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.
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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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 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!