Need to add some life to your living room, some pep to your playroom, or some oomph to your entryway? Textural hangings of all sorts — made of anything from paper to plants to ceramics or wool — are a fun way to add some unexpected visual interest at eye level. Whether you want to haunt eBay until you find just the right vintage shag-carpet wall hanging, are set on making (or growing!) something yourself, or are hoping to score a handmade piece from a local artist, there are loads of options out there for stimulating your spaces at eye-level.
The Bellevue Arts Museum is currently showcasing fiber techniques in the exhibition "The Mysterious Content of Softness" (see last image above) — a perfect way for readers in the Seattle area to gather some inspiration on the possibilities of texture in a space.
1. Bouroullec algues from Vitra.
2. Woolly Pockets add living green texture to your walls.
3. DIY: this paper wreath is stunning — perfect for an entryway or a bathroom.
4. An awesome pop of texture and color above the bed in John's Artful Wicker Park Duplex.
5. Sculptural tiles by Heather Knight at Element Clay Studio, found via another texture-centric post here on Apartment Therapy.
6. Paper or tulle pompoms, like these from Emmas Blogg, can be both edgy and romantic. Learn how to make them here.
7. An installation at the Bellevue Arts Museum by Lisa Kellner made of silk, pigment, paint, bleach, thread, monofilament, tacks, resin, plastic rods, wall painting, and hundreds of hand-formed and painted silk rods. Photo by Nora Atkinson via Bellevue Arts Museum.
Images: As linked above.