Ideas that stay with you

April 1, 2012


After seeing this post about hanging big art in the bedroom recently from Apartment Therapy it’s been on a constant loop in my head.  I want to do this!  We do not have a headboard and it seems like I’m always considering DIY projects or looking online for the right style…in the end, maybe I just hang large-scale art instead?  I wouldn’t frame mine with glass, though, because there is something unnerving about such a heavy thing hanging over us while we sleep that could possibly come loose.  A fear that began the night we heard a crashing sound {as if a car drove into our apartment!} and we ran downstairs to find that our shelves with all our favorite pottery had fallen from the wall into a heap of shards. Sad, so sad.  We likely didn’t anchor them properly, but the fear lingers!

Enlarging a cool photo is another great idea.  We have this one wall in our living room that is wide and tall and still empty.  I had this cheeky idea that we could take a photo of the view from the windows adjacent to it and have that photo made very large and hang it on the wall.  Cheeky and tricky:)

What do you think about such big art for your bedroom or any room? Also, what are your thoughts on ideas like these that stay with you?  My feeling is that you should act on them, but I don’t always do that, hence the bare walls and our unadorned head-of-the-bed.

8 Responses to “Ideas that stay with you”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Big art scares me! It’s just my personal preference, but I have only really done big art (I am talking about photographs or prints) when the piece has some kind of meaning. Since you are a DIY-er have you considered framing a piece of fabric as your headboard for your bedroom? There are gorgeous fabrics out there – Anna Maria Horner, Amy Butler, Liberty of London , etc and you can get some great “art” for the price of a couple of yards and a frame. I am a big believer on acting on your instincts when it comes to your home. Miss you Liana!

    • Liana Says:


      Yes~ fabric over a frame has definitely crossed my mind {and those are great fabric suggestions!} so we shall see!! Miss you, too, and so happy you’re reading my blog:)

    • Liana Says:

      Thanks Fran! You know, your framed Spoleto festival print is also an inspiration and partly why I’m taken with the idea of big art! I’ve always admired it and thought you two were pretty cool for framing it:)

  2. Gretchen Says:

    Clever ideas! I am a huge fan of big art. Especially in small rooms like ours. Contrary to popular belief, large pieces of art in small space can make the room feel more full-sized and robust. Hanging small art in a small room makes everything feel like doll-house miniatures.
    Now, don’t lie- you just like the above look because of the turquoises and greens… 🙂

    • Liana Says:

      I agree about small rooms & big art, kind of like having a big window in a small room. And yes, you got me! I do love the turqs and greens!! p.s. I also want the rug and the duvet in that picture…

  3. natalie Says:

    I’m so in love with that rug!! I find our bedroom to be a hard stop to decide on art. Everywhere else in the house it’s much easier. I think it’s because I want the bedroom to have a very restful feel but not be boring or too feminine. It’s a pickle, I tell you. Elsewhere I am more inspired to be bold and off beat. xx Nat

    • Liana Says:

      That rug is the bees knees! I have carpeting in my house {previous owners} and always wonder about putting a thin area rug over it and thought that particular one looked like just what I need:) Will have to post it if I go for the big art.

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