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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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BeyondMyWits · 16/04/2021 19:56

We have an original artwork, a pastel drawn picture of a westie that looks like our dog posed for it, it is so similar. Saw it on an internet gallery site. We also have a mirror that helps brighten the room

Youdontknowwhatyoureonabout · 16/04/2021 20:16

Nothing on our walls. We moved in 5 years ago and all our art/photos are stacked in a pile against a wall in the study. We will get around to putting them up one day.

PinkArt · 16/04/2021 20:18

As per my user name, loads!
OP, do you want stuff on the walls? If you do then try to work out what kind of thing and pop that up instead, and if you don't then don't. Your house, your walls so make sure you enjoy looking at it

ilikebungalows · 16/04/2021 20:18

I have 2 canvas prints and a mirror in the lounge, 2 canvas prints in the hall, 2 canvas prints in my bedroom, 1 canvas print in the spare bedroom (which I use as an office). I think bare walls look 'unfinished' somehow but it's all down to personal choice.

Meruem · 16/04/2021 20:36

I’ve bought quite a few jigsaws in/from Japan. They always come with a sachet of glue so I make them, frame them and have quite a few around the house, including a kind of gallery wall in the living room. I have a few art pieces. Some wall hangings. I don’t have family photos on the walls, just a couple on the mantlepiece. I have a mural I had printed to go direct on the wall above the fireplace. I‘m really not a fan of the mirror over the fireplace thing. I don’t tend to like “empty” walls and would never have white walls either. My house would likely be too “busy” for lots of people but it makes me happy.

StoneofDestiny · 16/04/2021 20:47

Loads of painting in every room - I love art.
Your house, do what you want and what you like.

Hughbert · 16/04/2021 20:57

I have several prints up in my home. Each one was chosen because I love it and it makes me happy to see them. If yours are crap, get rid of them!

JaceLancs · 16/04/2021 21:05

Just counted and in my reasonably large sitting room I have 28 pictures on walls
Then another 7 pictures or photos on tables and hearth etc

VestaTilley · 16/04/2021 21:09

Loads. I find it so weird and empty when people have bare walls (not to offend anyone, it’s just not my taste and I think a home with lots of interest seems warmer). I like mementoes.

On our walls we have a cross (Catholic), antique maps, photographs, embroidery, mirrors, a small gong, an East African mask and art work including prints and paintings. None of it is expensive or posh- the paintings were my DGranny’s and of my DH’s great great uncle- all worthless but a lot of sentimental value. The gong, mask and some prints were picked up cheaply on our travels. Much loved possessions and happy reminders of past times.

speakout · 16/04/2021 21:12

But I live with my mother and we dont share tastes. So blank walls are better. I would love artwork.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 16/04/2021 21:15

We have a few bits up in most rooms. I'm still looking for something to hang behind our sofa (I want a massive macrame bit haven't seen one I love yet).

I couldn't imagine having nothing on the walls, but bare walls is preferable to crap stuff. My folks have a framed photo about the size of a postcard over their fireplace. Looks fucking ridiculous sat there all alone in a sea of wall.

Blah1881 · 16/04/2021 21:15

I have around 200 pictures- paintings, prints, framed postcards etc- on my walls. I don’t have many photos, and if I do I have put them as a composition with other works, papier-mâché reliefs, mirrors, African masks etc. I have always surrounded myself with art work since I was a child. I am sure some people entering the house would be a bit ‘wtf’.

Musmerian · 16/04/2021 21:17

I have paintings in every room including the bathroom and kitchen. My step mother is from an arty family and so has given me most of my original ones. I also have a few prints fro exhibions and a wall of family photos as well as photos on the mantelpieces.

DDIJ · 16/04/2021 21:20

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Embroideredstars · 16/04/2021 21:24

I have loads and love them all.

Paintings (oil and watercolour, abstract and realistic), framed posters, landscape photos, family photos, embroidery and crosstitch. The kids have poster and paintings they have done on their walls.

I've even done a couple of Christmas crosstitiches that I put up just at christmas in place of a couple of the everyday ones!

UnderperformingSeal · 17/04/2021 01:56


Literally any room will have something more interesting to look at than the empty wall space, so why look at the empty wall space?

Bythemillpond · 17/04/2021 02:03

Don’t have any pictures and also no ornaments or vases or books. Completely clear surfaces

FangsForTheMemory · 17/04/2021 02:28

I’ve got about ten framed prints and two original paintings, one of which was fairly expensive. They’re in every room including the bathroom. I just like to look at them.

Angrypregnantlady · 17/04/2021 04:55

@Brushupanddown we have a mantle piece and have loads on the windowsill. And have pictures on our bedside tables.

Sh05 · 17/04/2021 05:00

I have just one large frame in one room and nothing else downstairs. Upstairs on the wall opposite the staircase we have a beautiful jigsaw that we modpodged and hung up, otherwise nothing

BritWifeinUSA · 17/04/2021 07:11

Cant stand things on walls. Especially family photos - I know what everyone looks like. I really don’t see the point. I love my empty walls. I can’t stand clutter in general and to me things on walls are just clutter.

LakieLady · 17/04/2021 07:31

In the living room, I have 3 original paintings, an antique map (ribbon map of the route from London to Brighton, it's lovely), and a mixed media landscape sketch.

The kitchen has a large framed astronomical map (chart?), French, dated 1828, on the wall at the top of the stairs is a painting of my first dog, done by a painter fried who loved him, and in the spare bedroom is a painting of sailing boats by an artist called Wilfred Lang, bought for my late DP by his ex when they were together.

I don't like it and neither did DP. I'm going to put it in an auction, I think. It's only on the wall because it's big (4' x 3') and it's the easiest place to keep it.

I have another original painting of Salcombe creek, that I haven't really been able to find the right place for yet. It's tucked down the side of the desk at the moment. And I want a painting for the bedroom, if I ever get round to having the room decorated.

jessabell · 17/04/2021 07:31

Thought i was odd not having any photos of my three children up growing up. Have moved into a new house where previous owners had loads of pictures up. We just got hooks on walls until we decorate.

Bourbonic · 17/04/2021 07:50

I have quite a lot, a combination of canvases, framed photos, memorabilia and mixtiles.

But if you're happy with your walls as they are, why do you feel the need to do anything differently?

cushioncovers · 17/04/2021 07:55

I don't have photos of people on the walls but I do have some pictures in each room. I find it uplifting to look at something other than the four walls.

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