Under a House

Blank Canvas

PlanningChrista CardoneComment

There is a very large wall in our house that is begging for some love. Now that the banister restoration is well under way, I can tell the wall feels left out. 

Here's what we're working with:

I'm not sure of the height, but I imagine it's over 10 feet.

For starters, the lighting in this area needs updated and I'm on it. New sconce, new bulbs - done and done. Now to decide how to fill this very large canvas. Some thoughts:

Option 1

Paint it a bold color, like the Benjamin Moore Soot I love so much.

The wall needs a fresh coat of paint regardless, so why not make the most of it while I'm standing on a ladder, paint brush in hand? Black won't be as forgiving as a white wall would be - edges and trim and all.

Image via http://katemarkerinteriors.com/

Image via http://katemarkerinteriors.com/

Option 2

Wallpaper. Now hear me out.

There are some pretty great wallpaper designs out there right now. Apartment Therapy wrote about a bunch of black designs, which I'm partial to.

Grow House Grow is my favorite right now. This is a pricey option and a potential solution could be stenciling a black painted wall (see Option 1), but boy, do these look great.

Stockholm La Paz from Grow House Grow

Stockholm La Paz from Grow House Grow

Nacht from Grow House Grow

Nacht from Grow House Grow

Option 3

Hang a tapestry or really large canvas.

A likely DIY project if I want to fill the space substantially. The hunt is on for the perfect fabric and a big old piece of driftwood.

Black + White African Mud Cloth

Black + White African Mud Cloth

Wall hanging #3000 Grey

Wall hanging #3000 Grey

Lots of fun choices here, all of which require a very tall ladder.