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June 25, 2010

An easy decorating idea

Filling up empty wall space is hard, especially when you're on a budget. I like this smart and cheap decorating solution: paint a color block behind shelves or artwork that's too small, and your room is instantly more interesting. See more photos of the top room at BHG.com. The bottom room is by Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

So cute! I really need to fill up some wall space. Thanks, I love your blog!

Lizzet said...

That is fantastic. A very clever and simple idea that looks great!

Grandma G said...

That's really cool. Those color blocks make all the difference in the world!

benson said...

great idea! I was thinking of doing stripes on an entire wall (which I still love) but with our house being for sale...maybe not everyone digs stripes? BUT--this will give me some quick color and a change.

Rah said...

Thank you! There's this huge wall space in my living room that has been begging for something large, and everything I could think of was way too expensive. What a wonderful idea!

LW @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Such a simple idea, but it makes a bold statement, for sure! Love it, thanks for sharing!

live a colorful life said...

These pictures make me want to repaint my walls white so I can do the color blocks!

Michele said...

You know what? That idea would work for hanging a quilt, too! Wow, thanks for sharing such a great idea. Love your blog, Michele

paige renee said...

Such a great idea! I always want really big art...but I never want to pay for the really big price tags that come with it. This is the perfect solution! :)

Brooke said...

I've thought of doing this around some of my pictures as a kind of frame around a frame for them....if I do it and it looks decent I will share.

Azra Momin said...

Great idea! I also find a color block with an arrangement of white canvases (just small white Dollar-store canvases, unpainted, and I like them square) in say three rows of three, looks so effective, is so cheap to do, and is a virtually effortless make-over!

Alison said...

What a great idea. You can always change the colour when you want a new look. It would only take a sample pot of paint
Alsion

Cheryl Arkison said...

We have orange and turquoise colour blocks in our living room/dining room. Love them still, 6 years later.

Ian Watt said...

looks great!

MRS LEMONS said...

Wow - this is genius! Why didn't I think of that...! Thanks for sharing - this is a great idea for renters everywhere.

Carrie said...

GREAT idea... love it!

lisa said...

Fan-say! It also seems like a good idea for people like myself that live in government (military) housing and the drab institutional white walls could use a little sprucing up!

Julie Bagamary said...

GREAT idea. I've been considering doing this behind a smaller photo to make it apprear larger! Nice colors.

Sara said...

I love this decorating idea! Can't wait to try this out in my apartment.

laurenoneill said...

I love this idea! I have high ceilings and no access to a ladder. Problem solved!

emily @ theSCOOP said...

Jess :: you might've gotten that first image here ;)

it's a room by Vanessa de Vargas, from Turquoise.

emily @ theSCOOP said...

...I meant "second" image.

Jess said...

Excellent! I don't remember how I ended up on Vanessa's site way back when--sure coulda been through your fab blog post--so thanks for the tip, Emily!

Andrekabu said...

Saw this earlier today and now I'm sitting next to my own "pebble drift" blue rectangle on the wall. I used it to block off a section with sixteen frames. I think it looks awesome.

Thanks!

Jess said...

Wow, I applaud your initiative! Sounds great!

houses for sale philippines said...

I love the beautiful pictures of your home! Your decorating style is so delightful!

Deirdre G

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