How to Create a Statement Wall

Anna Moseley

I love clocks. I love that they come in all shapes and sizes. There is something so nostalgic about them, and I have clocks in every room of my house.

You can use just about anything to create a statement wall, but here are some basic guidelines to help you make a fabulous and themed statement wall.

#1 Choose a theme

Choosing a theme is the fun part because it can be anything you want it to be. You can use picture frames, quotes, shapes, artwork, or in this case, I chose clocks.

#2 Don’t be matchy-matchy

When planning a statement wall, you want to make sure to add variety so it doesn’t end up looking too uniform. If you’re using frames, make sure to mix and match sizes or even colors. I chose different shapes and sizes for my clock wall. I even mixed it up and bought this Black Chain Gia Clock that hangs by a chain, instead of a hook.

# 3 Add color and texture

Adding different colors and textures will really give your wall personality, and it will draw everyone’s eyes to it. To add texture to my statement wall I bought the Norah Gray Wash Wood Clock that’s made from wood, instead of metal, like the rest of the clocks in this vignette. I also added pops of color with the Daphne Kitchen Clock and the Small Round Blue Micah Clock.

There are lots of ways to add color to a statement wall and it doesn’t always necessarily have to hang on the wall. By adding these pillows on top of my bench, I gave the black wall a huge pop of color that immediately draws people to the space.

#4 Add contrast

Once you’ve decided on a theme, you can also add a little contrast by mixing in other elements. If you’re doing a statement wall using picture frames, add a little contrast and add a clock, an old window, or even a quote. There’s no rule that says you have to use one set of objects, so mix it up and have fun with it!

#5 Make a statement

This one might seem a little redundant, since we are talking about creating a statement wall, but I feel it’s important to point out that no matter what you do, you can’t mess it up. With that in mind, don’t be afraid to go big! When I was planning my clock wall, I saw the Industrial Reed Wall Clock and had to get it. I knew it would take up a lot of my wall space, but I also knew it would give my wall just the right amount of drama.

#6 Lay it out

Before you hang anything on the wall, lay it out on the ground first. This is an important step because it will help you visualize what it’s going to look like on the wall, but all the pieces are still mobile. Move things around, figure out if there are any gaps that need to be filled, and get it exactly how you want it. Then use your phone to take a picture of the layout, so that once you start hanging objects up, you won’t forget where anything goes.

I have a few different statement walls in my house and people always comment and say, “I love that wall but I could never do that.” With these tips in mind, you can totally create a statement wall in your house! Just remember that it’s not going to look like any other wall, because it’s yours, and have fun with it. There are no rules, and when it comes to creating a fabulous statement wall, you really can’t mess it up!

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