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Barely anything on the walls

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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? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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user1636853246842157 · 16/04/2021 18:31

It's your home. Do what makes you happy. It's not obligatory to have anything on the walls.


Meowchickameowmeow · 16/04/2021 18:34

I have 3 parrots that I got at Asda flying across the dining room wall (very Hilda Ogden chic!) some cube shelves, some plates but only one actual framed print. Our house is small and it looks too cluttered to hang too many things.


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.


CrazyTitsLiz · 16/04/2021 18:38



8Track · 16/04/2021 18:38

Judging by my colleagues' rooms for zoom meetings, plain walls are very popular. They always look lovely and chic.

I like too many treasures to have plain walls; ours are full of pictures, photos, mementos etc. Horses for courses!


1Morewineplease · 16/04/2021 18:38

No , our walls are bare but the hall and landing have old film/theatre posters on.


Troublewaters2021 · 16/04/2021 18:38

0 😂 not even one of a child and I have 3 haha


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.


UCOinanOCG · 16/04/2021 18:55

I love art so we have loads. Some prints and some originals. I couldn't imagine having bare walls but I guess we all have different tastes.


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.


Angrypregnantlady · 16/04/2021 19:15

We have one piece of proper art in every room. And family photos propped on all the surfaces


Brushupanddown · 16/04/2021 19:16

I mean, does anyone/everyone have pictures of their kids/themselves? I have on the fridge and on the office desk, but that’s it, is that weird 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Wilkolampshade · 16/04/2021 19:18

Literally NO pictures of ourselves or the kids. Or extended family. Just didn't grow up with it. Would feel v weird to me.


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 🤔

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UCOinanOCG · 16/04/2021 19:21


I mean, does anyone/everyone have pictures of their kids/themselves? I have on the fridge and on the office desk, but that’s it, is that weird 🤷🏻‍♀️

I don't have many family photos. I'm not really interested in those.

GreyhoundG1rl · 16/04/2021 19:21

It would look really bland and soulless.


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 Grin. 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.


Thehop · 16/04/2021 19:29

My walls are bare. One picture that I love in the kitchen and that’s it.

I like it. Feels clean and calm


FadedRed · 16/04/2021 19:31

I have lots; prints, photos and original ‘art’ in all the rooms in all rooms in the house (except the bathrooms but including the downstairs loo). It’s up to you what you have in your own house though.


Cocolapew · 16/04/2021 19:34

I have a lot on one wall, I have some family photos in frames but not on the wall. I also have 3 flying pheasants and a string of coloured bulbs

Barely anything on the walls
Barely anything on the walls

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


FelicityPike · 16/04/2021 19:37

I don’t and my mum HATES it!
Tells me it doesn’t look like a home....but it is, it’s just MY taste.


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.
Large mirror.
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.


Oldraver · 16/04/2021 19:49

Neighbour did do a double take at Middke Earth poster before it was framed Grin

Bit of reflection I couldn't get rid of

Barely anything on the walls
Barely anything on the walls
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