I’ve just been writing about eclectic wall art displays over at Houzz.com where I frequently collect photos of different interior design themes that I’m interested in. I love the idea of creating entire wall displays of art that doesn’t necessarily go together but that’s made to look right together because of the way its hung, framed or complimented by the room’s furniture. The overall look ends up being one that is truly better than the sum of its parts.
I have something like this going on in my house although I’m still working on making it look just right. There are three different art displays that I’m toying around with:
- Pinup art display. I have French doors between my bedroom and living room. Each of the doors has ten glass panels that needed to be covered up to give my room some privacy. I created a display of pin-up girl artistic prints. To tie it together, I chose a stencil of a flower and printed it on pink and grey paper to add to the display. The other art and the furniture in the room incorporates these colors as well. This is the section I’ve done the best with in terms of completing the look.
- Postcard art on my door. I have another bedroom door that has different panels on it as well. I’ve added a couple dozen postcards to it. These are very colorful pictures that have a sort of magical theme to them although the images and designs are different on all of them. The symmetry of the layout seems to make it work well.
- Painted magazine images. I’m working on a new series for the section over my desk. I’m taking bold images of people in magazines and pasting them on to canvas. Then I’m painting around and on the images with bright colors. These are all different sizes and I’m not happy with how it’s worked out so far but I like the individual pieces so I think I can make it work.
In addition to this, I do collage art that I hang haphazardly in my art room and it’s kind of got its own theme to the display.