Hanging wall art. Is this possible?

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  1. Five7

    Five7 Member

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    TSL: I come to you in search of advice. This post is going to be long so if you have ADD or dont want to read allthatshit.txt and allthatshit.jpg its probably not going to be your favorite thread.

    I just got new furniture for my bedroom. Its essentially a platform bed, nightstands, and a dresser. Generic pic because it hasnt been delivered yet.
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    So, I figured since Im getting new furniture I may as well renovate the walls aswell. I think I want to paint them a shade of orange like the color of yam flesh or a bright shade of green. Either in probably a satin finish. Pics may come later if I can find something and they are needed. Walls are currently offwhite and eggshell finish. I will take any paint suggestions into consideration, though.

    I also bought materials to replace the white crown molding and base boards that I have now that I plan to stain to match the furniture. I also think that I want a chair rail, but its possible that I will omit that.

    My main question is about hanging wall art, as the title states. What I want to know is if there is any way to hang several (atleast 8) pictures that are the same size in the room without looking too stupid. I found a photographer that I like and I am considering buying alot of his work but I dont know if I should. Like I said, they are all the same size and I dont know if it would look too unoriginal or cheezy to hang them all in the same room.

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    Basically they are all from cities around the world like this one.

    Suggestions on paint, please.
    Should I get all the photographs? If yes, how to arrange.
    A few + some other random art?
    Anything else? I am pretty open at this point.
     
  2. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    Ikea sells.....hepburn....
     
  3. Five7

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    Yeah, I saw the threads. Wasnt really amused then or now. Looking for somthing in color. Uh... thanks, though.
     
  4. Yardsale

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    NO THEY DON'T
     
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    Problematique New Member

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    I tend to find those city photos a bit tacky.
     
  6. Five7

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    I see why you might think that. I dont think they are too bad but I definitely know what you mean. Any other suggestions to take thier place?
     
  7. Brujo

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    http://kuler.adobe.com for some color ideas

    some of the combinations people have made are awful, but the kuler tool itself is great for figuring out triads and complimentary colors

    its a start at least
     
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    LT Smash Give'm the kick

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    you should PM yardsale he can tell you the best stuff to get at ikea.








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  9. Yardsale

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    you mean M1lk, i don't buy art at IKEA :mamoru:
     
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    i knew a guy who had x-rays up on his wall...was kinda cool...and kinda not
     
  11. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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  12. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    you bought all your stuff from West Elm? :eek4:

    and I'd like to see someone pull that off with the photos. If they're small it might not be too awful, but that's a hell of a statement to make :o
     
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    my mom has blueprints and architectural designs of famous buildings on our wall, its kinda cool, she took them down recently and has magnolias now
     
  14. Read more...

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    Only cool if you go there and take your own photographs.
     
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    If you want to be original, try something like this:

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  16. bokhan

    bokhan i love you

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    do they sell that at ikea?
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    Hepburn = new yardsaleroom.jpg :o
     
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    hey now, some people liked yardsaleroom.jpg :o
     
  20. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    jesus christ guys, quit trolling this thread :squint:

    he asked a legitimate, thought out question
     
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    hepburn.jpg > all
     
  22. Yardsale

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    look on eBay for originals from unknown artists. i lost a bid on a haunted painting, really wanted it though :wtc:
     
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    Tan + Blue back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    i think that many pictures would look incredibly busy, and probably disjointed.
     
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    No original no care.
     
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    what about numbered screen prints
     

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