Art and mirrors are not the only thing that can be displayed on a wall. If it’s an object, whether it be old, new, a family heirloom, large, small, asymmetrical, symmetrical, flat or three dimensional, more than likely it can be hung on the wall to create a an interesting element to a space.
Nautical: from ships, to sails to sea (coral).
Kay Douglass beach home Coastal Living
Hung in a series, everyday items create a graphic focal point on an architecture-free wall,” Kay says. “When I am shopping for wall art, I’m initially drawn to the shape of an object, but I also look for woven textures and pay attention to the object’s former life.” Baskets, oars, and even hayforks the designer is also drawn to old shutters and wheels.
Objects add interest and can be displayed in bedrooms, foyers, stairways, kitchens, barns, living rooms, powder rooms, nurseries, porches or anywhere there is a vertical space to which to hang something.
Architectural Treasures: a great way to give some interest to a room that is lacking in architectural detailing. Brooke Giannetti of Velvet & Linen added a beautiful Italian wood piece above the bed.
Brooke Giannetti hung old doors with vintage paintings.
Ready-made ceiling rosettes are lightweight and easy to hang.
Hats & Masks:
Erin Martin Design
Unique elements for display can be found in many places such as Etsy, 1st dibs, antique stores, your closet, your mother’s closet, galleries, markets and more….let your imagination go wild. Repurposing items is also a great way to recycle.
1stDibs: China 19th Century Black lacquered contemplation panels with marble inserts
Which ideas inspired you to take a look at something you have in a different way in where you might want to display it on a wall? What is it and where shall you hang it?