Elumina Decor Wall Plate Satin Nickel – If you enjoy classic style decorating then look at hanging some of your selections around the wall. Walls create a great “support” 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 hung four identically framed black and white pencil and inks in a row one of my kitchen walls. Mounting them in a lineup gave the space a more modern look. You can even stack images two on top and two on the bottom or alternative combinations of numbers.
When things share something in common they form a pleasing ensemble. 1 collector showed me how she grouped heaps of classic wedding pictures of different couples together. Because all the photographs had a subject to them, they formed an interesting collection. The brownish tone of all these classic photos served to organize the collection providing a harmonious visual presentation. Another enthusiastic collector of 1950’s ” Paint By Number” pictures covered his counselling office wall along with his assortment of those funky colorful framed retro art pieces.
Many whimsical collectibles are found at flea markets and also make for interesting “art” when displayed in groups. Look at hanging classic pocketbooks, bud covers, mirrors, toy shovels, keys, tin ceiling tiles etc.. A large collection of little flea market paintings with various frames may also work well if the overall look is a wall full of similar sized frames. In this formation, you are 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 profound plexiglass shadow box frame and mounted onto the wall. Old seats, boxes, miniature dressers may also be utilized as “shelves” and hung on walls to display collectibles and other interesting finds. You do not need to adhere to a “fashion” or design period. Add classic to urban or modern chic to classic.
Older objects and images warm-up rooms, while more modern accessories supply a clean crisp look. Add the unexpected to your walls and sit back an enjoy your design work. The best part of wall decor is that it may be altered so easily whenever you are prepared for a brand new idea. For many more creative ideas about how to use, display and hang collectibles and unusual finds, consult my book, Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes.