hi all! happy friday!!!
at the change of seasons i like to visit the major furniture stores to see what they are showing. yesterday i was at crate & barrel and spotted a great design idea that the visual design team used throughout the space, something we can use, a diy in our own homes … wall panels!
as i walked around the store taking it all in, i noticed behind many of their vignettes the use wall panels ~
the wall panels took the form of simple painted panels + area rugs to floor mirrors ~
- wall panels
can create a focal point where none existed.
can be simply painted to enhance the furnishings + accessories while adding a sense of personality + enclosure.
can be layered with a mirror and or artwork to break up the large expanse of bold color + adding importance to the art.
are individual pieces of artwork ~ keep in mind a retail store is displaying a lot of their merchandise, at home we may want to dial it down a bit.
by the counter there was a series of 3 floor mirrors then behind the desk instead of using painted wall panels i think either a rug or fabric panels were used.
- floor mirrors add a bit of unexpected detail to a room. i like using them in small spaces such as a guest room to add a little vertical height, opening up the space and adding light due to the mirror ~ but more importantly giving the guest a full length mirror!
i kind of love the idea of a rug as a wall panel, there are so many patterned rugs now available in smaller sizes at great prices perfect to hang on the wall.
- i also love the idea of painted wall panels, simple, quick and easy. they can be repainted or easily stored when you decide to change up the room.
- floating wall panels behind the table added a real sense of atmosphere.
a word of caution: safety first!
- in general anything mounted (or floating) to the wall small or large needs to be safely secured to the wall ~
check with your local home improvement store professionals for help with hanging large pieces keeping safety first!
below is a link to wikihow.com that shows a good way to hang a rug on the wall. http://www.wikihow.com/Hang-a-Rug-on-a-Wall
thanks for sharing your week with me + as always ~ have a wonderful weekend!
be happy + be comfortable in your home! ~ nancy