An empty wall is a blank canvas waiting to be brought to life with images, art and décor. It’s a great way to reinvent your home, bringing it bang up to date not only with recent family snaps but new ideas and artwork. We have focused our wall décor on botanicals, using both fresh plants and decorative Kiko foliage in striking silhouettes, skilfully hand cut from brass in warm gold and antique black.
To start choose your wall area, this can literally be anywhere from a hallway or stairwell through to a feature wall space in a living room. Next, design the look and composition of the space. Make a few sketches of the layout.
Collect the materials you want to display in your frames; take inspiration from nature and stunning leaf forms to make interesting content. Tropical house plants work well, their lustrous waxy leaves stand out against a plain back drop. For a softer silhouette choose pretty ferns or spring buds; carefully press them before displaying them.
We’ve mixed some of our iconic Kiko frames, in landscape and portrait orientations, with our new see-through oval Teema frames; this contrast in shape adds to the eclectic look of the wall. Adding living plants to a wall takes it a step further, connecting with nature and providing vibrant colour and ever-changing interest.
After an initial sketch, lay your pieces out on the floor in front of the area you intend to make your feature wall. This will allow you to adjust and tweak the layout without damaging your wall. Once you are happy, take a few measurements to ensure you have a reference and take a photo to help remind you of the composition. Often pieces work better closer together in clusters and groups.
The more 3 dimensional shapes of our Karana planters add life and character to a wall; their angular geometric designs, both asymmetric and symmetric slot together elegantly, allowing you to slowly piece together your wall space. Carefully select cacti, succulents or air plants. These planters are best suited to plants that require minimum watering. We’ve used stones as a base over soil.
For the finishing touch add a unique standout piece, such as one of our hand carved Arba animal heads or for a more industrial look, display our Arna wall art. The great thing is once you have chosen your composition and hung your frames and planters, you can update the look seasonally by replacing the contents with recent images, new materials, textures and tones. Creating an ever evolving interior feature that you will never grow tired of.