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  • Wall space behind large indoor tree

     Larue updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago 6 Members · 13 Posts
  • Elizabeth

    Member
    September 13, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    I’m debating on what I should put behind a large tree I have in my living room. I’m not sure if I need to add color or texture behind it.

    Thanks for any suggestions!

  • Elizabeth

    Member
    September 13, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Here are two more pictures

  • Emily

    Administrator
    September 14, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Love your house! And how you layered in all the color.

    How tall is that tree, LOL!

    Since the space behind the tree is narrow I would use the vertical space and go high.

    You can buy some plain birch boards and paint a design yourself or check out society6 https://society6.com/wood-wall-art

    You can arrange the square anyway you like and the sky is the limit on height. I attached a photo below that may help. Excuse the poor picture quality, I have since moved. I bought enough panels to make a 4X8 rectangle.

  • Elizabeth

    Member
    September 14, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Great idea! I never would have thought to go much higher than the tree but I love the idea. The tree is about 9 feet at it’s highest point. Are you talking about doing wood painted panels behind the tree?

    Thank you!!!

    • Emily

      Administrator
      September 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Yes, behind the tree – just make sure the pattern is subtle so the tree takes center stage. Grinning

      • Elizabeth

        Member
        September 15, 2020 at 11:26 am

        Ok great! Thanks for your ideas. I’ll post back when I’ve completed my project!

  • Susanne

    Member
    September 14, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I would suggest color. Let the tree leaves themselves be the texture, so to speak. Would love to see pics of how it turns out! Smiley

    • Elizabeth

      Member
      September 15, 2020 at 11:24 am

      Thank you! I will definitely post pictures

  • Shari

    Member
    September 29, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I love the wood panel look. It really complements the wall and the plant. It is funny how we forget we can go up beyond eye level especially with a focal piece that not only fills the space behind the plant but draws the visual even higher!!! Love it

    • Elizabeth

      Member
      September 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      I am still looking at subtle patterns to paint on the panels. I have chosen a golden yellow as the color.

      I really feel this is going to work well with the tall wall to bring the eye upwards and not just eye level.

      Thank you!

  • Sam

    Member
    September 29, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    I am not sure what to do behind the tree except maybe paint a lighter color behind it so the tree shows up more. But I was thinking it would be fun to wrap the tree with white Christmas lights. Could be a fun way to liven up the tree!

    I love your glass balls hanging above they are amazing!

    • Elizabeth

      Member
      September 29, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      That is a great idea! And thank you for complimenting my glass ball curtain. It was a project that took a long time to put together. CB2 sells the the orb strands and one day it hit me to make a curtain of them. I took awhile to figure out where in my house but I love how it turned out. Dusting them is a whole other story!!!

      Thank you!

      • Larue

        Member
        September 29, 2020 at 3:08 pm

        I love the Christmas lights idea too !

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