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Wall Decorating Tips from Stacy Briscoe : Show Us Your (Functional?) Art

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Wall Decorating Tips from Stacy Briscoe    : Show Us Your (Functional?) Art
Published on: December 24, 2016 By:

After having been renters in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years, my husband and I are now the happy owners of a house. As new homeowners, we’ve found that one of the most exciting things has been adding personality to our rooms. And what better way to do that than with art? But ours is a humble abode, and space is limited. We have a few paintings on the wall and, of course, our family photos. But then I started thinking, why can’t everyday objects double as artistic statement pieces? The answer is: They can.

Homeowners: Post a picture of your favorite artwork in your home. Does it have a practical, everyday function, or is its main purpose providing pleasure? …Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tips from Jeff Jones: Quirky Art and Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Rental

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Wall Decorating Tips from Jeff Jones: Quirky Art and Oddities Intrigue in an Ohio Rental
By:  April 10, 2013

Not being able to paint the white walls in their Toledo, Ohio, rental house could not stop artists Jose and Danielle Herrera from adding their own creative strokes. The walls simply became their blank canvas. Dramatic nature-inspired hand-cut vinyl decals, wild collections of artfully displayed bugs and butterflies, and original artwork using repurposed materials turned this interior into the family’s own gallery….Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tips from Mitchell Parker: Create Your Own Mural Wall With Easy DIY Stencils and Stamps


Wall Decorating Tips from Mitchell Parker: Create Your Own Mural Wall With Easy DIY Stencils and Stamps
Published on: December 24, 2016 By:

Looking for a way to give your walls some fun? Kristin Nicholas may have you covered. When faced with walls of simple whites and pastels in her 1751-built home, the artist took action by painting almost every wall in vivid colors and patterns, such as adding mottled chartreuse and gold in her living room and a fun blue flower pattern to her stairwell. To learn how she did the latter and mimic it in your own home, check out this step-by-step video tutorial.

It’s best to plan your pattern ahead of time, so measure your wall and consider where you want your plant “stems” to go, keeping in mind things like outlets and windowsills and how far apart each stem should be. Two to 3 feet seems like a good bet. The good thing about painter’s tape is that if you don’t like the placement, you can just remove the tape and try a different spot until you get the layout that works for your space. …Read Full Article

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Wall Decorating Tips from Sara Rivka Dahan: Conquer That Blank Wall With a Versatile Picture Ledge

Wall Decorating Tips from Sara Rivka Dahan: Conquer That Blank Wall With a Versatile Picture Ledge
By:  July 4, 2013

Picture ledges are one of the simplest ways to add a personal touch to your home’s decor — and with maximum effect. That’s because despite their name, they can also be used as small shelves to hold decorative objects, art, books or even a collection of plates. And the best part: A picture ledge allows you to swap out photographs and decor on a whim, or with the seasons. Goodbye, blank walls; hello, curated art collection.

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Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: 10 Creative Ideas for Eye-Catching Walls

Wall Decorating Tips from Laura Gaskill: 10 Creative Ideas for Eye-Catching Walls
By:  June 4, 2014

Looking to freshen up your walls? Why not try something new, like swapping out plain artwork mats for colorful ones or hanging floor tiles or a giant knot as art? Here you’ll find 10 creative ways to wake up your walls.

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1. Art on bulldog clips. Who needs frames? For a quick and easy solution, head to the office supply store and pick up a box of bulldog clips. Once you attach them to the wall, you can simply clip in the art and swap it out on a whim.

 

 

 

 

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2. Colorful mats. Love your artwork but want to give it a fresh look? Try swapping out the plain white mats for something colorful. Pale blue is classic and looks especially fresh in summer.

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