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 ~
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