Tall walls. They seem so majestic and grand when you first walk into a perfectly staged model home. . . Then, you move in, start trying to decorate them and realize that the task is bigger than the wall itself. Holly emailed me for help with decorating the tall wall going up her stairs, and I'm sure it's a problem many of you who live in newer-built homes are struggling with, as well. There's always the question of what to hang and how high to hang it.
Holly sent me pictures of her previous attempts to address this type of wall in her home:
While I appreciate the fact that she used the shelves to fill alot of vertical space, something about hanging shelving in a stair landing doesn't make sense to me. I feel like what you display on shelves should be accessible and it's not here, unless you jump from a few steps up and have good aim :)
I think the big "B" print is better, but even though it's a large piece, it still seems to get lost on the wall.
So, this is what I would do:
Since there's most likely not one (great-looking) piece of art that's going to fill up this space, I would create a really large, symmetrical gallery wall. This isn't the time to skimp by only using a few frames or small frames. I would go all out and use the same large frames, filling the space visually.
I like the way these are grouped really tightly together:
Not only will it be a great place to hang some of your favorite photographs in plain sight, but a big grouping will make a really bold statement in an often seen spot.
Okay, your turn. What would you do?