Dress your walls.
November 24, 2013
Filed Under: Design
One of my favorite parts of home decor is wall art. I love seeking unique things to dress my walls with. When living in a new space, I’ve never felt inclined to rush to the nearest Bed, Bath & Beyond to buy some mass produced artwork. Instead, I incorporate a variety of wall hangings to create a curated, personalized space. These items are typically carefully selected and gathered over a period of time. Here are images of some of the pieces I’ve collected over the years.
Beautiful plates are perfectly appropriate in a kitchen or dining room.
A jewelry display in the bedroom is beautiful and functional.
Framed book pages are special and unexpected. In this case, I used maps from an atlas.
Keep your eye out for pieces that aren’t necessarily intended to be wall art. This sign was from an old factory owned by a family with the last name “Bliss”. I cleaned it up and added mounting hardware. This might be one of my favorite pieces!
A mirror doesn’t always need to be in a functional place. In this case, it is hung in a living room and is simply meant to be beautiful.
Maps, maps and more maps.
Framed photography works in every room.
As you can imagine, these are not pieces that were bought in a day, week, or even a month. It took some time to acquire all of them, but it was worth the wait. Taking your time when it comes to selecting the right art will ensure that your personality and taste is infused into your home!
One thing that I feel my collection is currently lacking is paintings. I’ve been drooling over some pieces I recently found on Saatchi, a new online resource that I found for beautiful artwork. The originals are out of my price range but I absolutely love that some of their pieces come in a “print” option. Below a few of my favorites!
“Potpourri 1″ by Lisa Carney
“Two Women” by Sylvia Baldeva
“Fog Lifting” by Maurice Sapiro
Do you have anything hanging on your walls that has great sentimental meaning to you? What is it and why? And what types of art are you hoping to still incorporate into your home?