Pt 2: You put art where? The bathroom…

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In case you missed the first of a four part installment, this is a mini series on places to put art. So many people think they don’t have wall space but in this series you may be inspired to hang art in areas of the home you never thought about. Take a look at these bathrooms with a variety of art subjects…not just seashells which is typical.

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You put art where? Pt 1: The closet

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This will be the first of a 4 part series that highlights areas where you can put art. Areas most people don’t think about. You know how you come across images of closets & dressing rooms that have art? Well I noticed I’ve pinned quite a bit of quotes that would be fun for those areas. You can either graphic design one yourself or try your hand at calligraphy with a metallic sharpie on craft paper. Once framed you can have fun closet art for the low (cheap). Quotes are at the end of this post but first let’s indulge in some pretty organized closet inspiration…

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So I’m looking for black and white photography

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I am in love with architecture and skyline photograpy. I follow some amazing instagram accounts of photographers who capture some of my fav cities (Chicago) and I often see images I wish I could frame. It made me think how easier and cost effective it would be to tear apart a calendar and frame the pretty captures. Maybe I can blow up my own camera snapshots and have them printed in black and white too…
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Affordable Art under $50 from eyesonwalls.com plus my living room

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I love art especially affordable pieces. So I thank Brittany who hipped me to Eyes on Walls who sent me this lovely poster. I wanted something abstract that would bring out the blues in my living room decor and since I already have animals figurines through out (peep the giraffes), figured I would keep it going with whales…

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Eyes on Walls is an art company that publishes a proprietary collection of exclusive edgy and inspiring prints at great price points.

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After receiving the poster I went out and bought a poster frame that I planned to pair with a white mat. After temporarily hanging the poster flush with the wall, I realized I liked how the dark gray of the wall blended in with the colors of the piece. So I left it like that.
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You can also get prints framed for a little extra. So if you need to complete a gallery wall or juat add something whimsy to a space, check them out.


{My poster is called Flying Whales by Alex Cherry. The poster was given to me but the opinions expressed are my own}

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Tips for tying your room together

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{Hgtv}

Even within one room, linking up different décor elements can be difficult. You start with a vague idea of a color scheme and then play mix and match, with the hope shades and items compliment each other. Instead, it can be useful to focus on just one bold item – maybe something that’s often overlooked or neglected. Use this focus to build your room using pre-determined design blocks and you’ll achieve a more purposeful finish. Focusing on one or two small strands of a room also allows you to alter a neutral landscape with items that don’t require lots of manual labor to update. This gives you the option to get creative again in the future and change the feel of the room easily. Here are a few ideas for where you may want your focus to fall:

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{William Diamond & Anthony Barratta}

Rug

A rug is a very versatile item – not only does it protect flooring from wear and tear and provide you with a comfy spot to sit in front of the fire, it can also tie together a room very effectively. If you are lucky enough to be in a position to use a rug as a starting point, you can choose colours or prints from your rug to feed into other soft furnishings in a room.

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{Colorado Homes Mag}

Or, if you want to bring together different colours and shades, choose a rug with two or three colours from elsewhere in the room. This works in even the most bohemian of rooms, and in a neutral room it can set the style note for the whole space. Take a look online for ideas – the ScS rug collection has some bright new season printed rugs.

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{Traditional Home}

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Layered art…

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Gallery and grid walls of art are fine but I really like the layered look. You can achieve it simply by overlapping frames. The look is best when all frames are different sizes with the smallest being forefront. It’s especially nice when you don’t have enough wall space but really want to showcase different pieces.

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{Top two designed by David Jimenez}

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I love when poster sized prints are displayed from the floor. See more inspiration here.