They say the walls have ears. Listen closely. What would your walls be saying if they could talk. Yes, I realize, that ears are not the organ used for speech, but let’s assume that if walls can hear then they can also talk. Would you walls be begging you for a new look? Would you walls be like you come spring when you successfully lost 40 pounds over the winter? If walls have ears and they can also talk, it is only wise to assume that they feel. And if walls can feel, then they probably have a sense of style. So don’t leave them feeling like blue is the old black. Do something to transform your walls into a work of architectural excellence that will shut them the heck up!
Here’s a crazy idea: transform the aesthetic place of your wall within the overall decorative scheme through making them less of an element. Take out some of the wall. Eliminating part of a wall can be done for the purpose of opening up into another room to give both rooms a more expansive aspect. Subtraction of part of a wall also opens up the possibility of addition. Instead of a flat, boring wall, for instance, you now have two equal parts of a wall flanking, say, an old canoe turned into a built-in shelf. The possibilities of what you can insert into a section of removed wall is limited only by your imagination and bank account.
Printers are the spawn of the devil. That is one of the few things in life of which I am sure. But the arrival of sophisticated printing technology in the home has also made transforming walls into works of art available to nearly everybody. Don’t waste money on frames when you can use that printer to blow up photos and then cut and arrange them into a collage of real artistic value. A wall can be transformed into something more than just a bare canvas upon which to hang frames. If you don’t have a printer capable of blowing up a photo to poster size, there are plenty of web sites capable of doing it. Use your imagination and experiment not only with various sizes, but with how you utilize the image. Cut the image off in unexpected places or create a collage effect of the same image using individual bits of other photos.
What is immersion and how can it transform a wall? Ever seen a movie where there is a room with exotically painted walls and suddenly someone opens a door that you didn’t even know was there? The idea is to immerse decorative objects into the scheme of the wall. For instance, a mural that extends from wall over the door in a seamless fashion. The door becomes immersed in the decorative aspects of the wall. But that’s just one easy example. Let’s say you have a cabinet or chest. Paint the wall in a pattern that then extends outward perfectly over the correlative paint job on the cabinet of chest. When you put the cabinet or chest (or object) up against the wall, all the lines and colors match perfectly.