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Creating Expressive Walls

Some Wallflowers speak volumes!

Looking for wall decor that’s expressive and adds ambiance to your home? Do you want to turn those stark, bare walls, into sophisticated visions that reflect your sense of style?  Well look no further, we have ideas for you:

Magnify your walls to make a small space big

An over-sized painting or photograph will command attention and set the tone in a small space. Try a black-and-white photo in a minimalist space or add color with a vibrant abstract piece.

ALMAY stock photo by ewastock livingrooms

Gallery Walls show your eclectic spirit

Display a collection of art or photographs, choose color or black and white, but DO have a mood that you are aiming for.... Will it be expressive, subtle, classic, or serene ?  Opt for simple, cohesive frames or bring in an array of ornate variations to mix things up! Extending the gallery wall to the ceiling will create the illusion of a larger space and hanging wall art at sitting level will give it a more relaxed, sink into the mood feel..

by designer and HGTV host Emily Henderson | Photo courtesy Zeke Ruelas and Emily Henderson

An Accent Walls offers an invitation into alternative viewpoints

Use your favorite color palette to create an accent wall, or bring in a bold pattern with wallpaper, stenciling, or opt for bold ideas that will enhance the color and texture of your walls.

Let Fabric do the talking

This "April Sky" tapestry by Anthropologie can add color and pattern, as well as, a sense of softness to a space, or consider hanging  vintage scarves from dowels or wire frames.

Reflect on your home with Mirrors

Go small, or go big, it doesn’t really matter because you’re already home!  Reflect light, help make a small space feel bigger and brighter. Hang an over-sized mirror as a centerpiece, or display several smaller mirrors in a gallery feature wall setting, or near a doorway for that final glimpse.

(Images by Anthropologie Home)

A Mural can transform

Let your walls transport you to another place by adding a mural. Whether you hand-paint it or choose a wall covering, the motif will make a big impact.

(Anewall Wallpaper).

Shelves speak volumes

It’s not all about books, you can take your sculptural and ornamental collections to the wall using the posh sophistication of the golden shelving unit by Anthropologie. 

Or, install floating shelves, use wooden crates to create a wall unit, re-purposed old shelving with Cottage Living Paint (http://cottageliving-whiterock.com/) , Chalk Paint, or stencils, the possibilities are endless…. 

Add Sculptural Sconces

Sconces add an extra source of light without taking up space on the floor or a side table. Choose an eye-catching design that doubles as a wall sculpture to bring in light and style. 

(Anthropologie Glass Frond Wall Sconce)

Create a living Wall

Living walls can be created by mounting potted plants or by creating a box framed living garden of succulents, or your windows can be brought to life with seedling vases by https://www.vermontnaturecreations.com/

Woven or Embroidered Wall Hangings create texture

Embroidered and woven tapestries, like this one from Anthropologie, add texture and warm up your walls.

Renting?  Removable wall art may be the way to go..

Minted has an incredible collection of grown-up, sophisticated removable wall art. The adhesive murals have a luxurious matte finish and come in a variety of styles. Removable wall art is perfect if you're renting and don't want to damage the walls.