Sunday, July 10, 2011

Divvying up wall space..


Walls...sigh...how to divide the space into a pleasing composition?



Sometimes, just a painted grid or play on a greek key will do it!



Or maybe a quiet approach, with simple trim ?


If you need to add weight, you can grid the wall with trim!

Sometimes you don't have to divide the space, a design can spill over into other sections as in this lovely chinoiserie scene.

Need some interest on a focal wall? This design not only gets your attention, it adds height to the small room.

Feeling a little "boxed in"? Bring the outdoors to you with some simple graphic designs of foliage! Done in a faux inlaid approach, this room is now rich and spacious.



Is there a small neglected space at the top of the stairs or at the end of the hallway? Dress it up with a little baroque ornament!


Who said walls have to be rigid? Go all out and create a tufted backdrop for your furniture...whatever you do, let your personality reflect in your walls!

(all photos, unless noted, are from Pinterest)

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14 comments:

mosaicology said...

lovely first pic.

Regina at Fauxology said...

A whole smorgasbord of beautiful ideas to dive into. Brilliant!

Ann said...

We recently added panels in our LR with an amethyst metallic damask inside each and I love it! Made the whole room so different than before.

That first photo is to die for!

Elizabeth said...

Love the photos!Beautiful!

Jeff Huckaby said...

How indeed! Good ideas here.

Penny@ "WDWS Design Trends" said...

Hey Theresa, this is a great post. It is nice to see some fresh wall ideas and pictures~Penny

Susan Roux said...

Very interesting and creative solutions!

Alan said...

so many seeds of great ideas here

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Hi, Theresa - I like the serene look of the gray bedroom. The wall treatment and balanced composition is very calming. I especially like the tufted wall, though I suppose one would be vacuuming the wall constantly!! But I like it - I've been thinking of doing that to a door.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I've been dividing up walls in my mind since I was a little girl. Any blank wall is victim to my dreams! So, of course you know I loved this post.
Catherine

Gina Wolfrum said...

love, love, love...

Petra Voegtle said...

Lovely ideas in this post! I especially enjoyed the picture with the simple forest motif on the wall. The effect is amazing!!!

Patrick Gracewood said...

It helps to start with high ceilings.

That first photo looks like a dream, I've got all sorts of ideas as to what those doors open on to... a garden, a light filled salon full of intelligent (and kind) people....

Theresa Cheek said...

Patrick-
Then the room must be full of people like you!

Petra-thank you for taking time to read my post.

Catherine-Your words are always poetry.

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