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Incorporate a mural into the scheme. There are so many talented artists who can paint favorite travel schemes, landscape, and interesting vignettes for any room in the house. The mural surrounding this dining table makes you feel as if you're in some remote and romantic location in the Far East. What a great room in which to spend the evening with friends and family.
The walls in this bathroom are covered in a mural, so there's less need for additional art. The simple branches and flowers wrapped around the corners cause your eye to flow around the room making the space feel larger.
Tip: When working in a smaller room, considering decorative elements that move the eye around the room. This might some wall treatment, horizontally oriented artwork or well-structured vignettes scattered about.
There is something so special about creating a "tree" from which to hang artwork. It creates a sense of whimsy and fantasy in a child's room.
The wall in this boy's room is filled with memorabilia from his love of sports. The color and texture in the medals, ribbons, banners and jersey personalize the space.
Create architectural interest with wall-hung fretwork. A deep, chocolate brown wall and simple panels create a stunning focal wall. I love how the panels play off the modified ladder-back chairs.
For other interesting wall hangings like these, consider shopping at a local antiques store. There are many carved panels coming from China or other South Pacific nations these days that will also work beautifully.
What are some other items you've hung on your walls instead of traditional framed art?
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