how to decorate awkward corners
photos and text by: Kristin JacksonBigger isn't always better, especially when dealing with a small space. One of my favorite places for major decor moments, are the awkward little nooks often found in a foyer or hallway - usually forgotten or ignored. Our angular hallway is one of those spaces. A small area with six doors, leaving little room for any sort of an impact. In order to bring a more organic quality to the space, I choose to decorate with a metallic floral wallpaper. I love using wallpaper in tiny spaces, especially when they provide the perfect backdrop for artwork in a narrow spot. This small wall needed appropriately scaled pieces, which wouldn't blend in with the background.
I added three pieces from Sally King Benedict's 2015 Calendar. These 5x7 prints were beautiful on their own and were effortlessly enhanced by their framing. I love taking smaller pieces and using a 2"-3" mat to draw the eye into the art. The addition of the mat really takes the work to the next level.
Stacking artwork also makes more of an impact when using smaller pieces. They can all be from the same artist or a set of prints, collected over time. The antique silver frames I chose complemented the silver accents of the wallpaper and the brushed brass details of the space. Mixing metal finishes provides interest and creates a dynamic layer in a small space.
I completed the space with a linen drapery panel from LoomDecor over an open doorway, to provide a little extra privacy in the adjoining space. The addition of the fabric helps soften the space, lending some much needed color.
With a few strategically placed items, this little space makes quite the statement.
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