Look at what a horizontal dimension there is to that main wall. She had small art pieces spread out very thinly across the entire space. The old cornices over the sliding door create a very horizontal line as well. Everything seems long and squatty. My goal was to replace those wall hangings with art that would complement the updated color and style of Becky's redesign while also adding a vertical dimension to the space.
Particularly if you have 8-foot ceilings, an open floor plan, or ranch-style home, you are probably battling this horizontal element in your decorating. Look for ways to work the eye up instead of out - hanging window treatments high (and splitting up long windows), trading short furniture pieces out for those with more height, and grouping wall hangings closer together in a gallery style. Your room will actually feel bigger (and taller!) if you don't fill up every inch of wall space.
|Photo from Nesting Place|
Coming tomorrow: dining table and chair covers