Practical Decorating Ideas When Wall Space is Nonexistent

Practical Decorating Ideas When Wall Space is Nonexistent

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Dabney Frake
Sep 7, 2015

All rooms come with their own particular set of challenges. When there's an open floor plan, or you've got a ton of windows, your furniture and decor placement options are limited, and you're left wondering what to do, what to do...

Above, Amy Butler's living room is surrounded by glass, brick hearth, and a short step up to another level. When faced with such a room, it's time to float your furniture. Here, placing everything in the center of the room is really the only option.

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Windows and storage cabinets eliminate the possibility of wallpaper. So Kelly Deck took advantage of the ceiling's surface area to create a serious statement in this home office.

If you don't have the opportunity to hang a huge and dramatic piece of art, make a statement with lighting instead. Go big!

Rethink your wall-mounted television and use a video projector and screen that's suspended from the ceiling. Pull it down only when you're watching and use precious wall space for something else entirely.

(Image credit: Lonny)

Get creative where you display your art, and hanging frames in unconventional places, like the bookcases in this living room from Lonny.

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Carlos went vertical in his Brooklyn loft and created a ceiling-mounted system for hanging plants that's part living wall, part room divider. It doesn't have to be plants — mobiles work too.

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