Inspired ideas to help make your home or office warmer and more inviting.
E mbrace Creatives is an art showroom and as such we KNOW that blank areas, or as we artists call it, “negative space” is welcoming at times. However, too much negative space by the way of empty walls will make your room feel bland, blah and “yawn”, lacking.
As a fine art matchmaker we always think of artwork but there are other creative ways to fill that big empty wall! Try shelves, decorative hooks at various spots, a large creative piece or structure, of course a gallery wall, or mural. For greater detail and where to buy, continue reading.
SIMPLE FLOATING SHELVES
Also known as “art ledges” (we like that), sleek shelves are easy to install and create height and interest. Fill the shelves minimally but use color so the eye travels up and away from the middle of the room.
WHERE TO PURCHASE;
And because you need stuff to place on your new floating shelves, here’s our choice of smaller art pieces from our EC Gallery!
Learn the art of collecting.
Hooks aren’t for every room style but they’re a fun way to add depth and spice up a blank wall. You can use a strip with hooks for a more linear, geometric feel or single hooks spaced around the wall to cover a large area and keep your negative space intact.
GO FOR LARGE-SCALE ART
An oversized, handmade work of art in any medium kicks up the WOW factor of any blank wall! And your room doesn’t have to be large to house a painting, fiber piece or wall sculpture- fill the space, top-to-bottom to command attention and boost your style.
Think outside the painting box – there’s brilliant wall sculptures and textile artwork handcrafted by local artists, too!
EC TIP: If the room needing artwork is on the smaller size, buy big! Filling a small space with furniture and larger artwork actually makes the room seem BIGGER!
HOUSE YOUR VERY OWN GALLERY (WALL)
Display a collection of art or special-to-you photographs. I suggest simple, cohesive frames for a clean look. Going bold? Try different ornate or colorful frames but watch for conflicting colors or themes.
EC TIP: Displaying the photographs or artwork close to the ceiling will create an illusion of a larger space.
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Live out your exotic location fantasy or relive another time using murals. You can hire a mural artist (let us find one for you) or use a wall covering.
EC TIP: You don’t have to paint directly on your wall. An artist can paint on boards then install for easy removal.
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