Big Bold Wall Art
Hi there, Friends! Here’s the story of how I got up the nerve to hang two pieces of big bold wall art in my home.
I have to admit I’m a chicken when it comes to choosing wall art for my home. I have several friends who are real artists, and I am hyper-aware that I don’t know anything about real art. So, I feel a bit paralyzed when it comes to choosing wall art for my home.
We mostly have family photos hanging on our walls, not actual “art”. (Click to see my recent family gallery wall makeover).
Yet, we had two blank walls that really bothered me. So, I got up the courage to purchase two big pieces of wall art to fill those two spaces. And, I’m so glad I did!
Granted, these are not expensive, original artworks. But, they do make a big difference on the two walls: one in our bedroom and the other in our dining room.
Two Blank Walls
In the “Before” pics of the bedroom, you can see that the wall above our bed was adorned with one lonely, little print of antique sailboats.
When I consider what that little print above the bed looked like, adjectives like forlorn and inadequate come to mind.
Next, we see the large, blank expanse of one wall in my dining room.
I took these pictures when I created my table setting for our Valentine's evening dinner party.
Although I love my grass paper above the chair rail, it doesn’t do much for creating interest across the space of that entire wall. In this case, adjectives like empty, boring, and desolate seem appropriate.
Choosing Inexpensive Wall Art
For the Bedroom
I bought a big, inexpensive piece of wall art for the bedroom. It measures 36” x 48” and features the gold color that we have on our walls and accessories in the bedroom. It also adds texture via a raised, repeated pattern. I snagged this piece for $69.99 at our local Tuesday Morning store.
Isn’t that an improvement over the dinky, little sailboat print? Now, the space above the bed is occupied by a big piece of wall art measuring 3 feet across by 4 feet in height.
The repeated pattern reminds me vaguely of Baroque or Rococo fabrics and architecture. It somehow has a French feel to it. The piece even has an aged, distressed look to it, especially near the bottom.
For the Dining Room
Next, I found a print for the dining room online at Through the Country Door for about $120.00. It’s a modern abstract measuring 39” square, and it fits perfectly above the antique chest in my dining room (also 39” wide).
I’m so happy with how this piece of wall art enhances that expanse of grass paper on the wall above the chest.
Big Bold Wall Art Around the Web
Here’s a list of articles from bloggers who decided to use Big Bold Wall Art in their decor. Click the links to see what they’ve done.
- Salvaged Dior
- Focal Point Styling
- The Craft Patch
- Knock Off Décor
- While They Snooze
- A Beautiful Mess
Two Walls that are No Longer Blank
No more blank wall in the bedroom!
No more blank wall in the dining room!
What do you think?
Do you like to use large pieces of wall art in your home? Let me know about your experiences with choosing wall art for your own space.
Enjoy Life Creatively!