July 05, 2017

Wall Art Tips + A Temple & Webster Giveaway

Hello! I'm chatting home decorating on the blog again today; specifically wall art, plus I have a giveaway at the end of this post from Australian online homewares store Temple & Webster. Yay!

...and I cannot lie

I love art on my walls. Or just stuff, really. Stuff everywhere on my walls. Here, more is more. But I know people usually don't go as crazy as I do ;)

See what I mean? Crazy :)

I've been thinking lately about BIG ART on walls. It just makes such an impact and quickly completes a space. I've been trying to go larger with my paintings, which helps me loosen up a bit as it's just a whole new way of working. The detail is spread out and therefore you can see more brush strokes and paint marks. If you can get your hands on some big art, do it. Big art looks ace.

I really think wall art is just any type of decoration that can adorn your walls to make them more interesting. You can think outside the box and hang anything you like. Here are some ideas:

-Tickets or postcards taped with a bit of washi tape (we love washi tape here)
-A dress on a vintage coat hanger
-A plate collection
-Fancy tea towels
-An interesting hat
-An old paint palette
-A rug
-Patterned fabric stretched over canvasses
-Kids art

Click here for more ideas from Temple & Webster's wall art category.

Hang a plate collection up. Here we have a mix of a kids painted plate, a ceramic trivet, designer plates and cheaper target plates. Mix n match! (Or don't match, I think that's better)

I like shelves in all shapes and sizes that you attach directly to a wall to place lots of little decoratives or collections in. Clusters of similar objects work nicely. I'm a big fan of using kids art on my walls, they are the ultimate abstract artists! Don't forget wallpaper too as an awesome way to dress up your walls.

I don't think you need to spend lots of money decorating walls either. It's just a matter of thinking creatively about what you can do with what's affordable, or what you already have.

So anything that sparks your interest really can become wall art. I keep an open mind when browsing around shops or thrift stores, the purpose an item was originally made for doesn't mean it only has one destiny.

I scoured the Temple&Webster store and picked out a few finds that I would totally hang on my walls.

Aiyana feather dream catcher, camaroon headdress, casa uno leaf wall decor, ibiza costa hand- tufted multi rug. All from Temple & Webster. I saw a rug recently as a bed header in a home decorating book- such an awesome idea.

I'm loving these paintings I found there. The colours and all those spots of paint which add detail and contrast in shape to the looser brush strokes and shapes in the background. Yum. They make me want to start painting right now.

I think of my walls as big blank canvasses. And they're slowly being filled up. What will I do when they're all full!? Rearrange I guess :)

I love little shelves or shadow boxes filled with collections. My girls & I found this one at a local op shop and we covered the insides with scrap book paper and used a heap of buttons for the edges. (Now I have no small buttons in my collection..)

Bunting, kids art & crafts look great as wall decor

I have been asked how I hang everything. We own this house we live in and I'm not precious about the walls so bang, bang, bang.. in go the nails & hangers. But if you're renting or just not so brave I would have to recommend anything from the 3M range of removable hooks and tapes. They are not totally guaranteed not to remove any wall paint when you're done, but I've had great success with them whilst decorating my walls. (We keep our paint wall colours in jars for quick touch ups.)

I hope I've inspired you a bit when it comes to wall art & decorating your spaces.

Now for the giveaway!

Update: This competition has closed and winner has been announced

Temple & Webster are offering a $50 voucher to give to one of my readers. Just leave a comment on this post with what kind of wall art you love. In two weeks time I will draw a winner which will be on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

Please put your email address in with your comment so I can contact you if you win. Like this: jennywindow (at) fancymail (dot) com (to avoid spambots finding your email address).

Entry is open to residents within Australia.

Jules :)


Anonymous said...

So many beautiful pictures in this post! I've always had mostly bare walls, but when I see pictures like this, I start to feel like I should have some art. I'm feeling inspired to start with my kids art work. :-)

Marjory said...

As an illustrator I have a few of my own illustrations framed on the wall...but best of all I like to hang the work of friends. So nice to have artwork from books I love to look at every day!

Kooky Chic said...

We also buy massive canvases and cover them in fabric which we can change at random. Love your crazy wall.

Tan said...

Also feeling inspired to sort the boys art work and find some for framing! Such beautiful combinations of colour in this post. Giveaway fun...tanyagotch at rocketmail dot com

Sara Saridis said...

Wow Jules!! So many ideas and just the right timing as I was looking at our bare blank walls! Yes I'm definitely going to get onto putting the kids art in some second hand frames and maybe some art prints. They might even inspire me to get started on some big wall art of my own:) thanks so much for inspiring me with your beautiful pictures too!

kristy knight said...

colour for my walls. mistyknight12 at yahoo dot com dot au

Leonie said...

Beautiful, might have to try the 3m products on my rented walls

Anonymous said...

becky dot acott at gmail dot com dot au

Jules Madden said...

Thanks everyone for entering, Marjory has won and been notified! :)

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