Barely anything on the walls
Brushupanddown · 16/04/2021 18:29
Inspired by another thread
Do you have many/any pictures on your walls? Looking around, we have four and they’re kind of crappy, I don’t know what the point of them really is, I don’t want them there. Would it be odd to have literally no pictures on the walls in my house? 🤷🏻♀️
OolieMacdoolie · 16/04/2021 18:36
Every wall of mine has multiple pictures, mostly because my grandfather was a painter. I’ve also collected a few by other artists.
I don’t think you’re odd not to have pictures if you don’t like them. No point filling up your house with things that don’t make you happy.
ChristmasFluff · 16/04/2021 18:41
It's not obligatory, but does it not look as though you've only just moved in?
I have loads of pictures, hangings, embroideries, all sorts on my walls. If I see a blank space I fill it!
I have paintings of places I've lived, or that hold a special place in my heart, paintings by artists I like, cat pictures, general gothy stuff, Doctor Who stuff, metal advertising plaques in the kitchen, embroideries, batiks, just all sorts really. I enjoy looking at them.
I don't tend to have much 'stuff' otherwise, so it looks like walls are my weakness.
Wilkolampshade · 16/04/2021 18:59
I much prefer empty walls but DH hoards his old paintings so I've sort of compromised by having a few up which is marginally better than having them kicking around stacked against the walls.
Have to confess I hate most of them though.
Am also planning to get some of my work up solely to even things up.
Brushupanddown · 16/04/2021 19:20
@Angrypregnantlady What surfaces though? Looking round the lounge/sitting room and dining room, the only surfaces are the dining room table, office/computer desk (pics of daughter on here, yes) shelves (full of books) tv table/stand( tv on it) drawers..could put photos on here maybe 🤷🏻♀️
I’m just wondering if our house isn’t really like a ‘Proper’ house with pictures and family pics everywhere 🤔
toomuchtooold · 16/04/2021 19:25
I've got this print above the place where my kid hid/left her most beloved bear, so well hidden that it took a 3 hour fingertip search of the house to find the little fecker (he was in the cable tray of an Ikea desk, if anyone else finds themselves in the same situation!)
Hagqueen · 16/04/2021 19:26
I have no photos of people, only artwork or prints. I don’t like them, not even close family . It just doesn’t go with my style and I find it makes spaces look cluttered and out of sorts. I also find those big wall gallery of family photos quite busy when I see them in other homes.
I do however, have plenty of other things, mirrors, art etc but they all fit the style of the room and are cohesive.
Oldraver · 16/04/2021 19:35
I've been in my house 22 years and have only recently put something on the living room wall
OH bought a poster of Middle Earth and we realised the couloirs went well , so stuck it on the wall.
At least it's now framed
We have our own fish prints in the dining room. Newcastle United thing in the playroom
rosegoldwatcher · 16/04/2021 19:47
Working from the hallway in...
A diptych painted by girlfriend of son number 2.
A framed, poster sized photo of her children doing gravity defying gymnastics in a doorway, taken by fiance of son number 1.
Lino print made by a colleague 31 years ago.
Canvas landscape from Laura Ashley sale.
Huge framed print of Miranda - The Tempest.
Small framed photo of my two boys aged 2 and 4.
Framed Klimt print.
Huge canvas of a woman and a girl on a beach (Next Discount)
Canvas of a chair, also from Laura Ashley sale.
So lots of cheap stuff and a few precious but (financially) worthless originals.
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