I love seeing what people do with large walls that they need to fill. One big piece of art? A collection of plates or framed photographs? A mixture of both? I have been inspired by many collages I have seen in magazines and on the internet. I even created a board on Pinterest called Fillin' Up the Walls. There are some great ideas out there!
My dining room wall
We recently painted our dining room the same color we painted our kitchen a week ago--a soft vanilla color. The dining room was a celery green color. Before that, the previous owner's had it painted SPONGED a DARK METALLIC GOLD!!!!! Let's just say it was the first room we painted when we moved in. With our new, brighter room, I wanted to put a slightly eclectic collage on the far wall. I looked and looked for the plates I had envisioned. I actually found the perfectly colored and patterned plates at Target. They are acrylic, inexpensive, and we hung them with Command picture hangers, so no holes! They coordinate with the color palettes I have going on in the adjacent kitchen and eating area off of the kitchen. I found the old, rusted, metal "H" at my favorite little local store. The picture is one of my favorites of our 4 children (that is actually about 4 years old) at a pumpkin patch up on a tractor. The basket? I bought this thinking I'd put things in it and then realized it would go perfectly on the wall in my collage. I'm not sure I'm totally done with this wall, but like what I've done so far. This makes me want to be more daring with other walls in my home and try new arrangements and designs.