Blank walls are not my favorite thing to stop and stare. No matter if they have been colored or not, walls (for me) are meant to be decorated. Either with paper or accents they speak of the people that live around them; what their lifestyles are like and even allows us to get an intimate look at their possessions.
In our house we used to have one of those mute walls in the kitchen. It really made me feel desperate each time I went by it and saw that blank space. I knew I needed something that, besides bringing in some life, would also be functional. I’ve thought of painting it all with chalk paint but having this only wall in our small kitchen painted, probably would’ve make the space feel smaller. Then I thought about a gallery wall!
These types of walls allow us to be creative but also generate a personal statement in the room. Because this wall was in the kitchen, a place for writing was a must. I found at Birchlane an industrial blackboard that had the perfect dimensions for this wall. To balance the size of this piece and to add the decor factor, I added 2 wood art pieces of different sizes: a world map and an utensil kitchen print (both also from Birchlane). The round mirror in the center brought some clarity to this whole composition besides allowing us to take a quick peek before going out.
Some other accessories made this wall gallery picture perfect and me, a happy cook! Do you have a wall/art gallery in your home? What wall did you used for it?
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Shannon FoxApril 21, 2015 at 4:22 am
Love your new project! The wall looks wonderful. Super fun, great texture and so well balanced!!