Clash Course: Pile High, Lean Low
Forget the walls. For a truly original and exciting artistic display, turn your attention to styling the floors
Houzz Contributor. The principal of Hannotte Interiors in Toronto (http://www.hannotteinteriors.com), with an MA in Museum Studies which informs my philosophy of design, and the ideas of place, home, and the narratives we create with objects we love. I side with craft and concept, and work to cultivate personality and honesty in my work.
Sometimes, a wall isn't the best place for your favorite piece of art. Your floor can display art, books and other creative objects just as beautifully as a gallery wall or table arrangement. Piling these items high creates sculptures within your home and reinterprets traditional design conventions. Keep things exciting in your decor and spark visual interest with these floor styling tips.
This vase, if placed directly on the floor, wouldn't have quite enough height to do the branches justice. Set atop a small pile of books, the vignette successfully plays to scale.
The grouping of photographs displayed on the floor is the key to the perfect balance of informal elegance in this room.
Treat art two ways: Hang one, lean another. It keeps the space feeling unfussy and relaxed.
If our favorite things can sit pretty on the floor, so can we! Kilim floor cushions encourage a relaxed and playful space and add color and texture at foot level.
Form and function get equal billing here: stack vintage crates to create storage and sculpture.
Small pieces of art can work on the floor, but so can large canvases. Leaning this piece produces a sense of movement and reduces the volume of this large room.
This eclectic piling of suitcases behaves as vintage sculpture and can do double duty to house bathroom necessities.
Minimalist spaces also accommodate art on the floor. Focus on the way your eye moves around the photograph.
If you've committed to fabulous wallpaper and can't bear to stick a nail hole in it, leaning vintage framed pieces can be a solution to create an eclectic vibe.
A collection of National Geographic magazines fills negative space beneath a table and injects a hint of yellow.
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