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Smarter Home: Jazzy Wall Frames

Posted by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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A fun decorating question to kick off the week!

Lolabenji339 asks "I am bored with my walls. I have some basic pictures up, a few nice posters, but I want to do something different. Maybe a new paint color? A new wallpaper? I'm not sure. Any ideas?"

As I mentioned a while ago, we did a little redecorating. Nothing huge, moved some pictures around, hung a few shelves and so on. This isn't our "dream apartment" by any imagination, yet it is home. But when I do a little update to our place, it always makes me think about all of the different ways I'd love decorate a room, any room.

This time, I was jonesing on wall art, trying to find out how to make a fabulous statement with posters or pictures or wallpaper -- and I totally fell in love with frame arrangements. You can frame anything. Seeing amazing arrangements of the same or totally mismatched frames, with everything from wallpaper to cool fabrics, ticket stubs to fortune cookie fortunes, people have come up with some amazing ideas (like these over at Casa Cullen).

Or go the total opposite: frame nothing. Head to the thrift store or garage sales and collect a whole variety of frames, different sizes and styles, spray them an awesome color (or black) and create a show-stopping wall arrangement. Very, very cool - see Tip Junkie for a visual.  

These décor ideas are perfect for any space, but I am visualizing them in smaller areas, an entryway, the end of a hallway or to totally fill the bathroom. Tres chic, to be sure.

Do you love using frames in cool ways? What is on your walls -- or what do you wish you had on them? 

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lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:11 AM
I have pictures,hooplas,and my dotee dolls and chunky houses on my wall. I also have a cew atc's and a calender.
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Kainalu55
by Ruby Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 5:02 AM

I hung some burlap to the back of a frame and use it to hang my earrings

mereinhart28
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 6:36 AM

I have some paintings, and lots of portraits. 

Godspitgrl
by Nychole on Sep. 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I do not feel like i can decorate my walls I rent

slw123
by Shawna on Sep. 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

 I have tons of pictures of my kids on the walls and a few Thomas Kinkade prints.

powow65
by kimmy on Sep. 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM
IMO I'd like to make some pretty frame works but we live in a horrible apartment.
Once we get our own home, I will put up some nice picture frames!
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

 I don't have many walls, lots of windows-but on the few I have, I keep moving artwork from one room to another to liven things up.

VisionSeeker
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:49 PM

 I have pictures, paintings, word decals *we won't even mention the deer heads...that's a DH thing* and whatever else I find that I like

inmybizz
by Gold Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:56 PM

paintings, African art/masks, black art, folk art, metal artwork.  

Juniper53098
by June on Sep. 24, 2012 at 2:07 PM

We have very little wall space, but what we have is covered with pictures.  Most of them are family pictures.  We also have 2 deer heads.  You're not alone, VisionSeeker!!!

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