7.6.12

inspiration for your walls

Lately I've been getting bored with my walls. I have a slight obsession with picture frames. I can spot them from a mile away at yard sales. I am not afraid to pick them out of people's garbage bins. My whole house is covered in them. Our living room, however, was lacking somehow. I had my picture frames hanging in there for quite a while, but was never fully satisfied with how they looked. The area was too large. I needed to fill up that huge space somehow, so after a little digital sketching (so I could work out where each frame would be positioned before punching a bunch of holes in the wall) I decided to spread them out more, higher up, and here is my result:


Below is what it looked like before (sorry about the crappy photo, I forgot to take a "before" shot and had to find this one on my computer):


I changed out some of the artwork and added a few embroidery hoops fitted with fabric for a little extra pop of colour. I am loving this arrangement so much better! I feel like it just brightens up the space so much. What do you think?

I've been collecting some inspiration for some of my other walls, such as this:

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Plates! I love this setup! I am always afraid of putting plates in my wall though in case they happen to fall off and smash! If I had a beautiful colourful collection such as this though, I'd probably get over that fear!

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I love the randomness of this setup. Vintage finds all placed inside of old crates and wooden shelving. The chalkboard wall behind it is so fun too!

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Loving this idea, and how easy would it be to just make some quick art out of twigs!? I'd probably paint the frame, though.


This would definitely be too bold for my place, but I love the idea. You could even do it in chalkboard paint and change out the message whenever you please!  Cute!!!


Similar to what I have going on in my house right now, but I love the addition of the deer antlers and larger pieces of art to completely fill up the wall!


Branches!! Loving this so much! I wish I could have found a better photo.  This would be an instant way to draw attention to a feature wall.


Sometimes a little rearranging is all you need to improve a space!


By Dana Fox Updated at: 12:31 PM

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30 comments:

  1. I spy a few Jessica Grundy pieces! =)

    The framed twig & twig shelf inspiration photos are very cool.

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  2. Can't wait to have my own place so I can decorate it!

    For the Record

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  3. I love these, really great ideas. I have been fighting the urge to re-decorate my bedroom. I love the wall colour in the hallway :) x

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  4. Thanks for the inspiration! I love all of these!

    http://simplycynnnn.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oooh I love this! I want to do something with frames in our Master bedroom. I haven't gotten to decorate it much yet. Need to do some more thrifting for frames!

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  6. I ADORE the plates!!!! Unfortunately, I think if I tried it I would break more plates than would end up actually hanging on the wall!

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  7. I love these inspos! These photos are so great! I've been looking for some wall instalations as well & these inpos are perfect! xo, Megs

    princess.hippie.love.

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  8. Impeccable timing, I'm working on a gallery wall for our living room this weekend!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  9. This post couldn't have come at a better time! I'm looking for a major revamp of my living room walls and this is great inspiration.

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  10. oooh I like the before and after! They are both great, but I think you did a nice job changing it up! All these photos are amazing and such great inspiration :)

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  11. Such a great blog!!! I love it!

    Would you like to follow each others blog via GFC and Bloglovin in order to keep in touch?

    Lots of love,

    www.nicoleta.me

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  12. I really, really love the mismatched picture frames of all sizes on the wall. Such a cute idea for wall art! Definitely trying it out on my walls this summer. ;)

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  13. ADORE this setup. i have something similar to this in my mind for a summer decor project. so much good inspiration here! xo.

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  14. These are amazing!
    I cannot wait until I'm a bit older so I can move out and have my own house and decorate it how I like, I'm limited to just my bedroom at the moment and that doesn't really give me much to work with.

    aimeemoncur.blogspot.com

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  15. I love these ideas! :D I especially love the plates and the branches ones and I think the chalk board is soo cute! <3


    http://somethingaboutsophia.blogspot.ie/

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  16. Love what you did you your wall! :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a new giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  17. I love plates on the wall. That's what we did in my dining room. Just gorilla glued some brackets on the back and they've been hanging for a few months now w/out one smash. The first time we glued the brackets on though, we used hot glue and it didn't work out so well. There was a victim...so we used gorilla glue next & they're hanging firm!

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  18. um, yes! i want them all! especially the 4th and 7th look. drooling!!!
    a girl can dream ;)
    xo TJ

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  19. Wow! Your home is so beautifully decorated!
    The plates on the wall and the frames are so pretty and creative
    I really want to try the plates

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  20. I love the flow of the picture frames, adds a different feel to the room!

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  21. I love this - thanks for sharing. I am planning to put some silhouette plates up on my wall soon and also want to do a French hang with vintage white painted frames, too. These pics will be great inspiration to me! x

    www.boxandbrownie.com

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  22. I really really like the piece of furniture you have in your entryway. The one with all the little drawers? (You can't see me nodding in approval right now, but I am. Nodding and smiling in approval.)

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  23. i love ALL of these walls!! especially the frames.

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  24. I'm really particular with my wall decoration as ll xP but living in a hostel doesn't allow me to do much with my wall. So I ended up putting lots of colorful postcards and celebrities Pictures on the wall so it's not plain and boring xD

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  25. So many wonderful ideas here - thank you for sharing! :)

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  26. Great ideas...can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  27. I love your new frame layout! I might have to do some 'branching' out of my own too! :)

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  28. Dana! I wanted to let you know that I am making this come to life today! The photo with the crates on the wall. So I just wanted to thank you again for supplying the inspiration for me, yay! Can't wait--I'll send you a pic when it's all finished!

    Have a good weekend:)

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