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10 Things To Hang on Your Walls Which Aren’t Art

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Like a blank canvas – a blank wall can feel intimidating. While you can never go wrong by hanging a piece of your favourite art, there are lots of other ways to bring some excitement and interest to an empty space. If your walls are already laden with art, or you’re looking for some alternative ideas – here are a few pieces to create more texture, intrigue, and versatility. 

10 Things to Hang On Your Walls Which Aren’t Art

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  • Global Explorer fringed mirror, £150. amara.com

    Fringed detailing and the circular shape of this mirror creates a contemporary focal point. Arranged alongside other objects or art or on its own, it adds both texture and drama.

  • Bombinate multicoloured tapestry

    Bombinate tapestry blanket, £171. bombinate.com

    Tapestry is coming back in a big way. Bold, abstract design like this one are the perfect foil to modern interiors and raw industrial spaces.

  • White wallflower decorations

    Anthropologie Capiz wallflower, from £78. anthropologie.com

    Bringing a hint of modern Mediterranean style, Anthropologie’s delicate ‘wallflowers’ are handcrafted from iridescent capiz shells.

  • Newgate God is that The Time clock

    Newgate God is that the Time! clock, £100. newgateworld.com

    Available in six different retro styles and  punchy phrases, this Newgate gold clock ticks all boxes.

  • Wall basket

    Hadeda Sun wall basket, £160. hadeda.co.uk

    For a layered aesthetic or covering blank walls without overpowering art that you already have, baskets are the way forward. Hadeda’s are handmade by artisans and co-ops across Africa, with the aim of keeping traditional skills and techniques alive.

  • Blue peacock head

    Rockett st George peacock wall decoration, £120rockettstgeorge.co.uk

    For the truly fashion-forward, this petrol-blue faux nod to taxidermy traditions would make the best style statement in a  brightly-patterned bathroom, or perhaps greeting guests in an eclectic hallway (no peacocks harmed in the making).

  • Amara wall fan

    Bloomingville Bamboo wall decor, £100. amara.com

    Flamenco influences have found their way into fashion and interiors over the last few years. Go all out with multiple small and large coloured fans, or play it cool with one impactful piece – we love this oversized bamboo fan.

  • OKA hand carved feather wall art

    Oka carved feather wall art, £795. oka.com

    Carvings don’t just belong in the garden. These supersized feathers create drama hanging above the bath tub, dining table or even behind the bed.

  • Vintage on The Vine early 20th century American mounted tin tile, £145. vintageonthevine.co.uk

    Going vintage is a great shortcut to finding unusual non-art pieces to fill a blank wall, like this early 20th century mounted tile from Vintage on the Vine.

  • Sweet Dreams Neon sign

    Sweet Dreams LED Neon sign, £283. yellowpop.com

    Bring a bit of rock and roll in with with Yellowpop’s neon signs, in a range of colours, words and symbols.

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