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Mar 17, 2016

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

By: Natalie DiScala
10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

Peruvian Mirror, West Elm. Author: West Elm

Accessories
Mar 17, 2016

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

By: Natalie DiScala

Brighten up your blank walls with these eye-catching accessories.

 

Faced with the prospect of filling blank walls, most of us think of traditional framed artwork. And there’s no doubt that framed art is a beautiful way to decorate your walls. But there are many appealing alternatives, too! From shelves and mirrors to clocks and sconces, there are plenty of ways to bring your walls to life. Here are 10 of our top suggestions!

 

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10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

1 Gallery frames

Don’t just hang art on your walls. Turn your home into your own personal art gallery by printing, framing and hanging your own photography. Artifact Uprising can help you take those beautiful vacation photos off your digital devices and turn them into art gallery-worthy pieces by printing them on premium archival paper and offering a variety of frames and mats to best suit your photo and your home’s decor. Gallery Frames, Artifact Uprising, $99.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Artifact Uprising Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

2 Monogram hooks

Framed art isn’t the only thing to hang on your walls! There are so many ways to dress your walls stylishly and these gorgeous monogrammed hooks are a perfect example. Add colour and interest to a foyer, hallway or even a bedroom with these beautifully crafted hooks, which will add both form and function to your walls. Whimsy Monogram Hooks, Anthropologie, $16.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Anthropologie Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

3 Peruvian mirrors

Mirrors are a great option for decorating a wall but a cluster of mirrors is a statement. We love the ornate decorative flourishes of these mirrors, hand-carved by Peruvian artisans. Made with timber from the Amazon and finished with non-toxic paint, these pretty mirrors will add style to any wall in your home. Peruvian Mirrors, West Elm, $199.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

4 Marble wall-mounted shelves

Put that blank space on your wall to work by installing these gorgeous marble shelves. Made from a Carrara lookalike white and grey marble with brass-finished metal brackets, these shelves not only look great in their own right but they’ll provide the perfect spot for you to display artwork, books and other objets that need a home. Marble Wall-Mounted Shelves, CB2, $59.95.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: CB2 Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

5 Banana leaf tapestry

Feature walls are a great way to add visual interest to a room and really make a statement. You can create a feature wall by painting it a different colour from the others, wallpapering it or simply hanging a tapestry, if you prefer something less permanent. This bold cotton tapestry will summon thoughts of tropical vacations as you drift into slumber. Assembly Home Banana Leaf Tapestry, Urban Outfitters, $72.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Urban Outfitters Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

6 Decorative metal disc

This generously sized piece will add a sense of drama to the room in which it’s hung. Made from pounded iron, this piece features an intricately etched design and an antiqued brass finish. It’ll be a conversation starter, that’s for sure! Decorative Metal Disc, Pottery Barn, $249

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

7 Key shadow boxes

These keys, locked behind the glass of a shadow box, can spark imagination as to their origin. Each key is a reproduction of a vintage original that was found as part of a private collection. Each one is unique and displayed behind glass, and becomes an interesting and intriguing piece of artwork. Key Shadow Boxes, Restoration Hardware, $99.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Restoration Hardware Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

8 Canteen clock

A clock almost seems quaint and retro these days since many of us rely on our phones to tell the time. But clocks still have a place in our homes, especially when they’re beautifully designed timepieces like this one. Hanging from a leather strap and mimicking the style of a captain’s mirror, this walnut wood veneered wall clock makes a great decorative touch to your home. Umbra Canteen Clock, Indigo, $120.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Indigo Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

9 Monroe one light sconce

Perfect for corners in your home that could use a bit of illumination, this wall sconce is just the solution, adding light as well as a beautiful decorative element. Made with a metal frame with a polished nickel finish and fabric shade, its minimal, slim profile is ideal if you’re short on space. Monroe One Light Sconce, Horchow, $145.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Horchow Credits: Style at Home

10 stylish ways to bring your blank walls to life

10 Men in Red limited edition print

This photograph beautifully captures an ordinary moment in front of the most photographed sites in the world: The Louvre. If you, like so many, have a love affair with Paris, this gorgeous rendering is one you’ll love to have hanging on your wall. You’ll smile and think of the City of Light each and every time you pass by it. Men in Red Limited Edition Print, Minted, starting at $20.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: Minted. Credits: Style at Home
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