If you’ve ever wondered how you could decorate a blank wall and inject some originality into your home design, the photograph shown above exemplifies one easy and creative way Lisa Jensen Interior Design designed a blank wall in a casual, open-space dining room.
For someone who loves the ocean and can’t get enough of it, I sourced a single high resolution image of ocean waves at sunset as the first step in the interior design process. This particular image titled “Salt Life Square 2” by photographer Laura Fasulo had the right hues of blue, white, and soft glowing pink/lavender, that would work well with the interior decoration of the dining area. I also decided to use an existing gilded mirror that had a black outline that would relate to some of the black furniture in the room, and would also serve to bounce light around the North facing dimly-lit room.
The next step was measuring the wall, the dining buffet, the gilded mirror, and then drafting a scaled elevation of the wall and these existing elements so I could then calculate the ideal quantity of wall frames needed, determine the accurate size for those frames, figure out the proper spacing and best layout of the frames in relation to everything else, and lastly ascertain the precise size of the print that needed to be ordered.
The final steps in this design process were slicing the large print into the correct smaller and uniform pieces that would properly work with the calculated frame sizes in the elevation and design plan. After the images were matted, framed, and installed on the wall, the result is a one-of-a-kind art installation that maximizes the wall decoration by flanking the mirror which is centered over the buffet, and creates an interesting focal point for this room design.
If you’re having trouble deciding the best ways to decorate your large walls, and you need some design inspiration, I’m here to help you. At Lisa Jensen Interior Design I know from 17 years of designing homes around Boston’s North Shore that it is imperative to have the right design plan in place prior to starting an interior decoration project such as this, or you may make mistakes that waste your time, your money, and then after all your efforts not end up with the result you were hoping for (unfortunately I see it all the time).