5 oversized art ideas you should try

Friday, October 24, 2014

Last week I showed you how I got an over-sized piece of art in my kids room using an old collage frame, duck cloth and some craft paint, let’s explore 5 other oversized art ideas you should try. These are perfect for the renter  with lot’s of large windowless walls or even the person who owns their home and is in need of some inspiration for filling up those blank walls.

This first one is a stretched canvas with a poem written in shoe polish! I absolutely love poetry and big art so this is right up my alley. This was my plan for my living room wall until I got two large frames for free which I plan to fill with engineer prints (stay tuned for that).

(P.S. If you don’t read Alisa Burke’s blog, you should. She’s incredible.)

Via Alisa Burke

This abstract painting over a mirror is kind of genius, and beautiful. As with most garden-style apartments, mine only has windows along one wall. My dining room and kitchen have exactly zero windows, so a mirror is perfect for reflecting the natural light from the living room and making it feel bigger and brighter. This painting/mirror would kill two birds with one stone: art + light.


Below is a large textile hung from floor to ceiling, but you could accomplish this same look with a decorative rug as well.

Via Apartment Therapy

A framed textile, either vintage or new is another way to fill up large space on the wall when you have a small budget.

Via Elle Decor

And, of course there is always the traditional, gigantic piece of art. You can purchase canvas and stretch bars from Blick and try your hand at a large abstract, or even better yet…buy one from a local starving artist.



 This post is part of the 31 Day Writing Challenge (which I’m failing miserably at) to see my other posts in this series check in here, to explore posts by other bloggers see the main Write 31 Days website.

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