We have lived in our current home for over three years now, and I have to admit, I've been a little lax in the final touch department. Before moving in I spent lots of time choosing paint colors and light fixtures, so the house has looked pretty good from the start, but recently those very blank walls that I initially loved started to look just too bare! (And I should say, I'm very particular about what I'll drill a hole for.) And then it occurred to me — Moroccan frames, groupings of them to fill those large blank walls! Here's the results:
I actually love the sculptural quality of these frames as is, and would never fill them up with something solid, as they would be just too massive. I may in the future stencil a design on the wall in light neutral colors, or hang a collection of small plates or objects within the frames. Who knows?
I bought these painted wooden frames not knowing where I'd hang them exactly, but I think they play beautifully off the peacock blue stairwell. I am planning to fill these with some Hebrew blessings printed on clear acetate, but have yet to do a test, so anything could change. It might also be a great place for some upbeat "family rules" type reminders, as these hang over the kitchen table.
I just love this frame! And I really lucked out that it works so well in this space between the sconces. I took this bench from my husband's office where it just wasn't being appreciated (by me that is!), and I leave this bag on the bench for a little shot of color. And as it turns out, the inner most rectangle was exactly the right size to work as a backdrop for the gold-framed portrait. As you can see I quite simply hung the gold-framed picture from the iron frame with a piece of string! I really couldn't believe my luck! Since frames like these may not be available in your area, you could try filling some of that blank space with an interesting piece of metal wall art, just look in the trees or flowers category for a few tasteful options.
And just because I though you might be curious, the pattern in the foreground of this photo is my new table cloth, a piece of Amy Butler fabric that I ordered from my favorite fabric supply company Fabric.comThey have an amazing selection of Clearance and Closeout Fabricsto choose from, just try not to swoon too much!
And since we're on the subject, patterned table cloths are a great way to introduce some visual interest and color into your home with minimal commitment! You can make a great tablecloth from a piece of fabric, and my sewing maching was broken so I even just hemmed the ends with iron-on hemming tape. I left the selvedge edges as is, and you really don't notice it at all! Measure your table and go for it!