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Wall Decorating Tip By Charmean Neithart: Abstract Art for Every Style Interior

By:  Published December 17, 2012

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “Abstract art wouldn’t look good in my house.” I’d have a lot of dollars. It’s a common misconception that abstract art works only with a modern aesthetic. Although it does look great in modern settings, it can light up the most traditional of interiors as well.

One of my objectives in designing a room is to expose clients to things they wouldn’t intuitively consider. My experience is that when clients do step outside their comfort zone, they are thrilled with the outcome. Abstract art is a bit outside that zone for many. Here are some tips for incorporating it into your home, if you haven’t done so already.

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This beautiful abstract piece gives this living room a fresh perspective. It contrasts the traditional elements for a perfect transitional blend. Notice that all the pattern is provided by the art, while the palette is repeated in the textiles.

Abstract art has a great ability to set a mood. For that reason, it is a perfect backdrop for contemplative spaces like bedrooms and sitting rooms.

Abstract art can help establish a palette. Take color cues from your abstract piece by repeating a color in fabrics or lighting.

An abstract piece can cut the heavy ornamentation of traditional pieces in half. By pairing this very traditional rococo console table with abstract art, the table feels fresh and not too old fashioned.… Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Janell Beals : Bedroom Art Walls

Wall Decorating Tip By Janell Beals: Bedroom Art Walls

By:  Published October 4, 2010

As I edit through stacks of art and photographs in preparation for hanging an art wall in my master bedroom, I decided to see what inspirational examples of art hung in bedrooms I could find on Houzz. With such amazing work being featured on this site I wasn’t disappointed.

From eclectic to classic, deciding what art is best suited to hang in a bedroom is a very personal choice. When done well it can be an inspiring addition to the room where we close down the day.  Art hung above a desk always seems to look just right. Here the gold toned frames echo other finishes in the room, with one image repeating the bright blue hue of the drapes. This is an excellent example of an art wall that fits in beautifully with the room design.

Is this collection of art hung above and beside a bed complete, or is it an ever evolving grouping that can continue to spread across the walls? I love the random feeling of the images and the inclusion of the very tall image on the right. … Read Full Article
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Wall Decorating Tip By Charmean Neithart: Give License Plates the Green Light

Wall Decorating Tip By Charmean Neithart: Give License Plates the Green Light

By:  Published October 8, 2012

License plates can have an afterlife as home decor when their official job as vehicle identification has expired. Made of aluminum and sometimes galvanized steel, license plates make great art. Expired plates on websites like eBay and Etsy go for $3 to $40, with plates from the 1930s and ’40s being more expensive.

If you’re looking for some inexpensive, quirky art or a unique way to commemorate a recent road trip, give license plates a go. Fasten your seat belt — you won’t believe what great spaces Houzz designers are creating with license plates.  … Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Charmean Neithart: 11 Ways to Roll With Wallpaper All Over the Home

Wall Decorating Tip By Charmean Neithart: 11 Ways to Roll With Wallpaper All Over the Home

By:  Published August 19, 2013

I meet a lot of people who have reservations about wallpaper. Two of the most common questions I’m asked are: “Isn’t wallpaper out of fashion?” and “Isn’t wallpaper a lot of maintenance?”

My stock answer: no, actually it’s just the opposite. Wallpaper is very much in fashion, and I think it always will be. Additionally, in most cases it’s easier to clean than painted walls. Proper installation by a professional wallpaper hanger and a high-quality paper are key.  … Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Charmean Neithart: 10 Wonderful Ways to Colorize a White-Walled Room

Wall Decorating Tip By Charmean Neithart: 10 Wonderful Ways to Colorize a White-Walled Room

By:  Published April 29, 2013

Have you ever been lucky enough to decorate a room that started with nothing but white walls to inspire you? The feeling is similar to the thrill an artist feels with a blank canvas, new paint and fresh ideas. It happens very rarely for me, the blank canvas part. In my business I typically have to start with many existing conditions, like an outdated fireplace, an inherited rug or Grandma’s lamp.

White walls can be a great backdrop for big color. Here are some fun ideas to inspire those of you who are staring at white walls and are stumped on where to begin. Trust me: They’re a good thing … Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tip By Karen Egly-Thompson: 8 Ways to Arrange Artwork

Wall Decorating Tip By Karen Egly-Thompson: 8 Ways to Arrange Artwork

By: Published February 11, 2016

Can’t wait to display that collection of pictures or artwork but stuck on how to hang it? Don’t feel bad. There’s a lot to consider in terms of symmetry, picture size and frame style. To get started, take a look at these eight different approaches to displaying your art and photos.

1. Linear

What it is: Pictures are hung in a line – either horizontally or vertically. This style emphasizes rhythm and balance.

Benefit: A linear configuration works especially well with pieces that are the same size and are framed with the exact same frame.

Size of wall space: When the artworks are hung horizontally, this is a good choice for a larger wall or to emphasize another horizontal element in the room, such as a rectilinear dining table or seating group.

Limitations: You’re limited by the wall width or height and the quantity of pieces you want to hang. If you have five pieces you want to hang this way but room for only four, this approach won’t work.

This dining room features a gallery-style hanging system to maintain uniformity and add an industrial edge. … Read Full Article

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