I love clocks. There is something so nostalgic about them, and I have clocks in every room of my house. So it made perfect sense to me, when creating a charming and on-trend statement wall in my home, that a clock theme would be the best option for my space. You can use just about anything to create a statement wall, but here are some basic guidelines to help you make it your own.
The Statement Wall of Your Dreams
#1: Choose a Theme
#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 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 “do that”! Just remember that it’s not going to look like any other wall, because it’s yours, and have fun with it.
Contributor: Anna Moseley of askannamoseley.com
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