Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wall Lovin

For me, bare walls are like that sound that finger nails make as they're raking across a chalk board.  Well maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but it's pretty painful to see.  With all the great colors and inexpensive wall art ideas out there, why not show your walls a little love? 
One quick, wallet-friendly way to spruce up boring bare walls is to create a photo gallery.  Hanging clusters of frames is pretty easy to do and creates an instant focal point in the room.  Check out these photos from my inspiration files.

Framed vintage magazine covers make great wall art. Search thrift stores or ebay for vintage fashion magazines,  then frame the covers and voila! Chic, unique and cheap artwork.

Use a bold color on the wall.  Then spray paint empty frames in a color that contrasts the bold wall color.
No need for expensive art.  Empty frames are super cheap and can be found at thrift stores and fleamarkets.  The style of the frames don't have to match at all.  Painting mistmatched frames one color makes for a unified and more cohesive look.
Here a chunky framed convex mirror against a striped wall is surrounded by a grouping of mixed styled frames.  The look works since they're all painted one color.
 Picture ledges are another great way to add some life to your walls and display art work and collectibles at the same time.  Lean and layer frames for a casual sophistated look.
And here a cluster of  black and white photos in black frames create a stuning focal point.
More inspiration photos..

Photo galleries can be used in both modern and vintage or eclectic styled rooms.  There are frames to match any style space. Ornate or antique frames can be used in a more traditional styled space as seen here.While clean and simple frames can be used in more modern or contemporary spaces.  So are you inspired to install a photo gallery wall in your home?

5 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY SYUNNING SAUDAH! I LOVE EVERY LOOK. CHIC, MODERN, VINTAGE! THIS MAKES MY SOUL DANCE. ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD. YOU ARE INDEED AMONGST THE TOP IN THE INTERIOR DESIGN WORLD!

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  2. I will try to pull this look off in my spacious bathroom. Fingers crossed :)

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  3. @Hujrah-Thanks so much for your kind words! Hard wark and dua...

    @Alicia-you can do it! Let me know if you need any advice!

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  4. Great collection, Saudah. I trained in interior design too (although I now illustrate children's books and make jewelry - mostly :))and it's so great to see another sister in the field. Love your work, and all the best to you!
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