Wrought Iron Wall Decor Hobby Lobby – If you enjoy vintage design decorating then look at hanging some of your collections around the wall. Walls create a great “service” not just for images but three-dimensional objects as well. Hanging pictures and collectibles is tricky, but once you let yourself experiment you may have a ball creating exciting displays. Unless an object is big or a painting is notable, one little image hung by itself seems lonely. Pairs and groupings operate better. Lately I wrapped four identically framed black and white pen and inks in a row on a few of my kitchen walls. Mounting them in a line gave the room a more contemporary look. You can also stack images two on top and two at the underside or other combinations of numbers.
When things share something in common they form a pleasing ensemble. One collector showed me she grouped dozens of vintage wedding pictures of couples together. Because all of the photos needed a theme to them, they formed an intriguing collection. The brown tone of all of these antique photos served to organize the collection supplying a harmonious visual presentation. Another avid collector of 1950’s ” Paint By Number” pictures covered his counselling office wall along with his collection of those funky vibrant styled retro art bits.
Many whimsical collectibles are found in flea markets and also make for interesting “art” when displayed in groups. Consider hanging vintage pocketbooks, pot covers, mirrors, toy shovels, keys, tin ceiling tiles etc.. A massive selection of little flea market paintings with different frames may work well if the overall look is a wall full of similar sized eyeglasses. Within this formation, you’re spacing pictures equally apart but organizing them together as you would a jigsaw puzzle.
This type of mounting works well on the walls bordering staircases. Three-dimensional objects can be included in a deep plexiglass shadow box frame and mounted on the wall. You don’t have to adhere to one “fashion” or layout period. It’s always exciting to mix up the look. Add vintage to urban or modern chic to antique.
Older objects and images warm-up rooms, while more contemporary accessories offer a clean crisp look. Add the unexpected to your walls and sit back an enjoy your layout work. The very best aspect of wall decor is it may be changed so easily whenever you’re ready for a brand new idea. For a lot more creative ideas about how to use, display and hang collectibles and unusual finds, consult my book, Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes.