It had to be something big enough to fill the space, but versatile enough to suit my ever-changing decor needs.
So what do I create? Fabric rectangles. They took me about 15 minutes to make. And, great news for frequent movers or renters, they're fundamentally temporary. They're lightweight and easily changeable. But they look fabulous.
a few cardboard boxes
fabric (enough to cover your cardboard)
Step 1: Cut Cardboard
Cut your cardboard to your liking. Nicely proportioned rectangles are always aesthetically pleasing.
For a focal piece, I recommend an odd number. 3 or 5 should be great, depending on wall size.
Tip: To get your cardboard shapes to be the same size, cut one, then lay it over the top of your cardboard and trace around it with a marker. If you cut inside the lines, you should end up with the same sized pieces.