How to Decorate Two Story Walls

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Two-story walls can be eyesores in your home. Ignoring them may seem logical, but they are not going away. Decorating two-story walls is not a big or difficult project as you might think. The following steps should turn two-story walls into welcome additions to your home.

  • Paint your two-story walls. Choose warm, neutral shades. When using more than one color of paint, divide the wall into sections. Use the lightest shades closest to the ceiling, gradually darkening those shades as you get closer to the floor.

  • Add lighting to the two-story walls. Use floor lamps to project light upward. Hang simple chandeliers from the ceiling close to the two-story walls. Add inset lighting to the walls at varying heights to add more light.

  • Use furniture with varying heights to section off the two-story walls. Place a tall grandfather clock against the wall. If the two-story wall is inside without any vents, place an upright piano against it. High-back chairs and shorter sofas also work well against two-story walls.

  • Add wall art and accessories to the two-story walls. Use photographs and paintings at varying heights. Create groups by using similar frames or similar photos and paintings. Use shadow boxes to create depth and dimension on the walls.

  • Drape fabrics from the ceiling down the two-story walls. Fabrics will add texture as well as depth and dimension to the walls. Make sure the fabric complements the other colors used in the room. Be careful not to make the draped fabric appear to heavy.

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