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Help with art for living room walls
February 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Here are the two walls in my living room that I need art on. I've attached a picture of the area rug I bought...the recliner and end table are going to be replaced too...also...what about the stairwell...I'm having a terrible time making decisions!
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Nice rug. That will be a good starting point. You have some great neutral furniture so you're off to a good start. Just look for some large scale art pieces you love. I like a larger scale art for over the couch vs. too many smaller items...it gives a cleaner less cluttered look.

Is the picture of the rug a sample?
February 9, 2013 at 6:10PM   
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Yes that is the sample of the rug I ordered.
February 9, 2013 at 7:40PM   
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yes, I agree--i could see some large art centered above the sectional, like 5-6' long and 4-5' high; and possibly a taller, larger floor lamp. On the other wall, could you try the armchair to the left of the endtable? Maybe a large wall stencil would work there also--to the right of the endtable. for the stairwell, could you make a collage type gallery of your smaller art works, and/or photos?
February 9, 2013 at 8:04PM   
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The stairwell is crying for something really exciting! I would hang a single, large, conversation starter there. It will be easier to find and easier to hang than a grouping. I'd like to see you paint the vent to match the wall color so it doesn't stand out and distract from the art you select. Remember to snug art close to furniture it goes with, so that it visually attaches to it. Usually 5-8" above the back of a sofa is great.
February 9, 2013 at 10:16PM     
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LB Interiors
Choose an artwork that insprires you. Something that speaks to you.
Color inspiration.
February 9, 2013 at 10:29PM   
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Nancy McFalls
I just posted a similar comment for someone trying to fill a bare wall - try grouping framed fabrics, wallpapers or large photos (blow up favorites on snapfish or other). A group of frames from Ikea won't set you back much and you can cover a lot of area fast, to see what you like. I love art but it's a big commitment and expense... along that line, check out local colleges for broke students who might sell their work.

Here is a sample of something I did quickly to see if I could brighten a lonely wall. The frames hold cloth napkins from World Market (which are a few $$ each).
February 10, 2013 at 12:05AM     
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