Dining Room Wall - Feeling bare, help! Also light fixtures need help!
leahwill
January 12, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hi there,

I want to replace the circular peice on the wall which is way too small for this wall with something with a pop of color to brighten up an otherwise drab area. I would also like to replace the light fixtures in this room. Anyone have ideas of peices of art or fixtures I may want to consider?

Thanks!! Leah
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abbyjean
Do you have accent colors in the adjacent room to consider for the art? I am sooo happy you are considering art and not a mirror. Thank you!
January 12, 2014 at 4:34PM        Thanked by leahwill
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Marc Russell Interiors
Large scaled art for the wall. Bring in a color from another area, and use it again on tabletop. Good luck!
January 12, 2014 at 4:39PM      Thanked by leahwill
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Dytecture
Here is an idea with large mirror and a more 'glamorous' light fixture.


January 12, 2014 at 4:42PM        Thanked by leahwill
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printesa
You might want to consider a rug as well. It would warm up the space
January 12, 2014 at 4:48PM      Thanked by leahwill
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mackenzierice
A large Picture of country hills may look good.
January 12, 2014 at 5:01PM      Thanked by leahwill
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sarabeth2
Off topic but where is that 3-dimensional tree art from? Where can it be purchased?
January 13, 2014 at 7:34AM   
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printesa
@sarabeth 2, not sure where she bought the tree, but if you look for Votive Tree Wall Decor, you'll find a number of them
January 13, 2014 at 9:16AM      Thanked by leahwill
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hayleydaniels
Why don't you find a panoramic picture of something you absolutely love that has lots of color, and hang it there? It could be an picture of your favorite place such as a beautiful lake, the ocean, mountains or whereever you love to go.
January 13, 2014 at 9:38AM        Thanked by leahwill
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jn3344
Nice start with your room. I agree a rug. And I have seen dozens of dilemmas like this where people need art. Even inexpensive museum posters can provide a way to get some color fast.

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January 13, 2014 at 9:50AM      Thanked by leahwill
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VintageMaya
You might want to conside single pendant instead to get focus. Checkout some of the lighting pendants at: http://www.ylighting.com/roll-and-hill-bluff-city-14inch-pendant.html

As far as wall art, Parvej Taj is very good artist that does affordable art on recycled materials. http://www.wayfair.com/Parvez-Taj-Wall-Art-C548605.html
January 13, 2014 at 10:01AM      Thanked by leahwill
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Interior Place
This is a good problem to have! You have an open space that needs something special. You have plenty of room and the tone of the room is neutral enough to be friendly to many different things. I have two suggestions. First is a large-scale oil painting. There are places, not in America unfortunately, but in Europe, where oil painting is as important as it was two hundred years ago. We carry many of these pieces, which look as if done by masters. I'm attaching one for you to consider. Also, I've been seeing planters that hang like paintings. These are really interesting and great looking. They are good for conversation pieces, they clean the air in the room and they just look fantastic. I'll attach an image of one of these as well. Good luck!
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VintageMaya
Please checkout some of the artwork suggestions.
January 13, 2014 at 10:07AM      Thanked by leahwill
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moggie73
What about a long, floating shelf? (Could serve as a narrow buffet.)
Above, hang the art, (as suggested by Marc Russell Interiors).
The shelf accessories can carry the color theme to your table. (Wine glasses, vases, fresh flowers, etc.) Happy Decorating.
January 13, 2014 at 10:44AM      Thanked by leahwill
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tennisanyone
I would find a dresser/buffet and then get two lamps and artwork to fill the space.
January 13, 2014 at 10:48AM      Thanked by leahwill
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wisneb
Some of Peter Colbert's tree prints might be pretty. You can also change artwork and accessories with the season which is much more interesting than having a stagnant room year 'round.
January 13, 2014 at 10:52AM      Thanked by leahwill
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leahwill
What great suggestions. Thank you everyone! For the individual who asked about the 3 dimensional tree art (sarabeth2), it was from Z Gallerie but we got it about 4-5 years ago.
January 13, 2014 at 9:47PM     
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