Staring at an expanse of blank wall, it’s nearly impossible to dream up a way to fill it. The possibilities are endless, and because of that, it’s difficult to narrow down the options. We thought we’d suggest a few ideas:
1. A Large Mirror + A Place to Sit
Especially in an entryway, this is a great way to fill up some space. It’s an elegant focal point near a front door, but it’s also functional. Guests can lay their coats on the upholstered bench, and it’s a great spot to slip on your shoes before leaving the house. It’s also just so elegant!
2. An Oversize Clock
Our Chateau Betton Wall Clock in white looks striking against a navy wall. At 36″ wide, this clock is a great way to make a lot of impact on a wall that just seems never ending!
3. A Wall Sconce
Our Valletta Wall Sconce is nearly 3 feet tall which means it has a lot of look and can make a dramatic statement on a blank wall. We love the patina-ed finish and the elegant gilding on the candle arms. Our favorite way to use this piece? In pairs on either side of a mantle piece!
4. A Series of Paintings
Really wanting to create drama but don’t know where to start? May we suggest a series of paintings in a grandiose scale, like our Seasons Art? No matter what room it’s in, we love the way a grouping of these paintings immediately create drama and impact.
5. A Painting + Wall Hooks
Function is super important, especially in a hardworking space like an entryway. But, we always want to bring in a little personality too. In this space we paired a impressionistic painting of boat with a set of wall hooks to create a pretty space that also works hard for you and your family!
6. Drapery Panels
We often forget about drapery panels when we’re thinking about filling wall space in our homes, but once your curtains are up, you’ll notice things feel far less bare! We suggest hanging your drapery rod brackets 3-6 inches out from your window moulding to make your windows appear wider, but you’ll see the added benefit of filling up wall space.
7. Message Boards
You may have noticed how much we love the message board, and it’s true. We use them in nearly every room, but that’s just because they’re so practical! They’re like chameleons, changing to blend in with the decor around it. Simply switch out whatever you tack up there for a totally new look. Here we used a set of 8 botanical prints, all tacked to our Burlap Message Board as a pretty grouping over a sofa.
8. Shelving + Mirrors
Don’t forget that walls aren’t just for hanging paintings and photographs. We love using this vertical space for something functional, like shelving. Our Calista Shelf has gorgeous gilded brackets and crisp, white shelves. They certainly take wall storage to an elegant space that works in a powder room, home office, dressing area, or formal living room.
9. A Dramatic Mirror
Here’s a sure fire way to turn an empty, ugly duckling wall into a glittering focal point: our Amiel Mirror. Our Exclusive Artist Melissa Payne Baker is a big Ballard fan (even before she became one of our artists), and she’s used our Amiel Mirror on her stair landing, flanked by homemade dried botanical prints.
10. Wall Pockets
We mentioned how much we love using wall space to add function to a room, and wall pockets are a great way to do that. Labels make it easy to keep things neat and tidy, and we all know how easy it is for paper to get out of hand!
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