Not sure what to do with the transitional spaces in your open-concept home? Consider creating a little vignette to make that space feel intentional. All it takes is a console, some wall art, and perhaps even a pendant light overhead. Or create a gallery wall, anchored by a bench. (Or, in the case of this home, do both!) These types of design hacks make what could be an overlooked space feel designed and considered.
Whether you're building your decor around you wall art or trying to find art pieces that compliment your decor's vibe, it's important to understand that what hangs on your wall is often what speaks loudest about your intentions for the space. If you really want a space that feels like you, make sure to pair images and design styles that make sense together. For example, in this room, a gallery wall of black and white photos feels sentimental, casual, and inviting and perfectly complements the rustic-contemporary decor.
Create a warm welcome home for yourself with a cozy bench where you can kick off your shoes, and pair it with a lovely piece of wall art that inspires you. In this image, a serene landscape gives you a moment to decompress after a long day and leave your worries behind before entering the rest of the house.
Getting the proportions of your furniture and wall art right can be a tricky balancing act. Fortunately, decorative items can bridge the gap between what is hanging on your wall and the furniture that rests along with it. In this image 3 delicate line drawings are paired above the right side of a substantial console table while a tall vase and cherry blossom rest on the left. The vase fills in blank space on the wall behind it and leads the eye towards the wall art, which draws your gaze back down to the console, creating a sense of visual balance in the space.
Love plants but struggle to keep them alive? Try plant themed wall art and spare yourself the agony of botanical defeat. In this space, the four botanical images let the outdoors inside and complement the large cabinet's organic wood finish making the space feel fresh as a garden without any of the labor.
If you want to add impact to your space without going overboard, consider pairing simple forms and intricate materials. A burlwood console, woven top stool, and marble accents have organic textures that feel ornate and interesting without overpowering the space in this image. The marble themed wall art echos the decor's organic materials, providing an extra level of interest.
A home entryway is a great place to add an exciting and energetic style. In this space, the modsy designer used bold black and whites and clean Mid-Century-Modern shapes to create a dynamic space that will wake you up before your morning commute.
What better way to welcome guests to your home than a collection of your favorite keepsakes at the entryway? In this transitional style space, the Modsy designer selected a range of goods that feel both collected and cohesive, creating a welcoming and casual feel to the space.
The home entryway is the perfect place to let the outdoors indoors. Here our Modsy designer has incorporated the seaside's colors and textures to play up the beachy vibes. This makes the space feel like a summer day at the coast and who wouldn't want to be welcomed home by that?
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