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milkysmum Sat 09-Jun-18 13:28:05

We have re painted the lounge and I need to put something on the walls as currently looking very bland. The problem is I'm struggling with the main wall as I'm not sure what size pictures to put up or in what position. I'm pretty useless with this type of stuff! Any advice welcome. Picture of wall I'm struggling with attached.

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milkysmum Sat 09-Jun-18 13:29:20

Forgot to attach picture sorry!

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EgremontRusset Sat 09-Jun-18 13:33:43

Low - eye height.
www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-hang-artwork-properly-57-inches-from-the-floor-6174
You could hang something quite big on this wall if you wanted. But better to get good pictures than something bought for the size.

milkysmum Sat 09-Jun-18 13:34:41

Picture of the other part of the room if that helps anyone with ideas!

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milkysmum Sat 09-Jun-18 13:40:13

Also should I stick with the grey/ mustard theme for pictures or go with another colour. I quite like green leaf prints but will that go?

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milkysmum Sat 09-Jun-18 16:28:31

Thanks Egremont.
Any suggestions on what types of things would work well in the room? It's feeling quite bare.

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milkysmum Sat 09-Jun-18 19:44:06

Shameless bump

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Kismett Sat 09-Jun-18 21:36:27

I think green leaf prints would look nice! The furniture makes the room feel a bit heavy so that could potentially lighten it up. I'd also consider a mirror somewhere on that wall. Often an "L" sofa has one end up agains a window but here you have one behind you. So that wall feels a bit cramped to me, it's all wall and sofa.

Maybe do some prints that have white frames or a lot of white to them? Shelf with a plant on it?

Kismett Sat 09-Jun-18 21:38:09

Oops just saw you have a mirror over the fireplace. I feel like that mirror just makes everything seem smaller somehow. If you're not attached to it, id get rid of it and replace it with an oversized print. Then do a larger, simpler mirror on the other wall.

And don't get too matchy with colours!

milkysmum Sat 09-Jun-18 23:41:58

Hi. Yes I was conscious I was running the risk of getting too matchy with the mustard so will try and break it up a bit.
I've seen these prints that look nice maybe?

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Kismett Sun 10-Jun-18 01:06:49

I think that those would look nice there.

Navy0 Sun 10-Jun-18 08:38:48

Those prints are lovely. I've saved them myself!

milkysmum Sun 10-Jun-18 09:17:31

Thank you. Would the A3 prints be big enough on that wall do you Think?

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EgremontRusset Sun 10-Jun-18 10:39:57

I think A3 would be fine in big frames, but A2 even better. Green would be great, bring some nature in. Those prints are nice, but they’re also quite ‘now’ so you might not like them as much in a few years. I wonder if you’d enjoy something like one of David Hockney’s Yorkshire pictures, for instance?

milkysmum Sun 10-Jun-18 11:29:34

Yes just looked and those David Hockey prints are fabulous! Woukd you still do 3 lined up or something different? I so want to be good at this type if thing but I'm just not!

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MelissaElderflower Sun 10-Jun-18 14:45:30

What about print/photo gallery wall?

EgremontRusset Sun 10-Jun-18 16:43:06

Well if it was me I would go for something really bold and big, like this
shop.royalacademy.org.uk/david-hockney-arrival-of-spring-poster?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmPPYBRCgARIsALOziANu6uWBIIlobBAKTa-symycnE222TKGFN0nRpU9UkAWt87Fqh6m9OAaAuxvEALw_wcB

But you could also have several smaller pictures eg one Hockney one leaf print one something else etc like a gallery wall.

keepingbees Sun 10-Jun-18 16:58:58

I was having a similar problem, room colour similar to yours and couldn't find anything I liked. Found this in dunelm, it's 60 x 80cm:

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