4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall
05/07 Uncategorized

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

A few of our favorite tips

Large, blank walls can be hard to navigate when designing a space, and we get a lot of questions about how to make the most of them.

After years of designing homes, we’ve learned that filling blank walls is about more than hanging a piece of artwork. Creating balance is key, and it’s much more straightforward once you have a few tricks up your sleeve.

Whether you’re working with an open-concept space with long, daunting blank walls or you’re looking to bring more dimension to a single room, these tips are sure to bring you some inspiration.

No. 1: Make a statement with an oversized piece

For a clean, streamlined look, incorporating a large piece of art is a foolproof way to make an impact and balance a design.

Even subtle, minimal pieces can pull a room together without distracting from a focal point.

We recommend hanging a large art piece at eye level when hung alone, or 4-6 inches above a furniture piece for the most balanced look.

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our Midcentury Loft Netflix Remodel. 

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our Crestview Project. 

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From the old Studio McGee office!

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our SM Ranch House.

No. 2: Create impact with groupings

When incorporating more than one piece of art on a large blank wall, we like to play with scale to make things more interesting. Whether you’re styling two complementing pieces or a streamlined gallery wall, make sure you give each piece a few inches of space in-between for a balanced look.

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our Beckham Project. 

A tip from our stylists: When you have multiple spaces for art, change up your scale, so each art grouping doesn’t compete with another. If you fill a wall with oversized artwork, then consider using a group of smaller pieces or a stack elsewhere to avoid too much of the same shape.

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our Rye New York Project.

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall
4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall
4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From The McGee Home. 

No. 3: Incorporate furniture pieces for added height & dimension

Sometimes an empty blank wall needs more than a single piece, and we love working with layers of furniture and artwork to complete a look. Start with a piece that brings height, and create asymmetry by layering a chair or a stack of artwork next to it for a foolproof combination.

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our Crestview Project. 

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our Rye New York Project.

No. 4 Utilize mirrors to expand your space

Adding a large mirror to your space is one of the simplest and best ways to fill an empty wall and create the illusion of more space in the process.
We love leaning large mirrors in bedrooms and living spaces to bring contrast to artwork.

4 Ways to Fill A Big Blank Wall

From our Home on The Ranch.

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Studio McGee
  1. Thanks for the tips. I’ve been needing some inspiration on where to start with our blank walls. xx

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