Living room art
While I'm clearly getting ahead of myself (the furniture delivery hasn't even been scheduled yet!), I don't want to slack on getting some "art" on the walls. I know in my last home I left that til last and in most cases, my walls were bare for the entire 9 years I lived there. It just becames something I stop noticing after a while.
I absolutely adore the asymetrical collection of photos that I see featured in so many beautiful homes.
(1st photo Sara Slim, 2nd photo Caitlin Moran, 3rd photo Casa Caudill, 4th photo Laura Bruen)
But if Im honest with myself, I know I just have too much wall space to fill up and not nearly as many photos as I would need to do this sucessfully all over the room. I do plan on doing one eventually but until that time comes, the above inspiration photos will have to hold me over.
Since I have picture rail molding, Im lucky enough to be able to put up some pieces now and then take them down or re-arrange without any nasty holes to fill. So for now, Im going to get some large frames (16x20?), a large white matte add my own photos around the house. I think these frames would look nice with the other brass accents I have in the room
but perhaps I should go for a simple black frame instead. I do like to add a little black to every room and so far I don't have any in the living room (aside from the tv). What do you think? And what size photo do you think I should get for a large frame? (I like having a lot of matte.)
Here are the candidates of possible frame worthy photographs. I do love other photographers work too so maybe I shouldn't be focusing on shots mostly taken by me but they are the fastest and cheapest options right now.
Except for the first Paris one, Im not quite sure if putting up random photos Ive taken makes sense. I feel like I need to love it to frame it. But if I wait til I take photos that I love, I'll have bare walls for a lifetime! I need need about 8 total - any suggestions? Should I just purchase a few favorite photos instead? CondeNast has some cool options.