Getting a non-symmetrical wall arrangement of art and objects to work is not as easy as it looks in magazines. Last Sunday I gathered objects from all over the house to see what would come together for a big blank wall in our new bedroom. I spread my choices out on our bed and came back multiple times during the the day to arrange and re-arrange them. Inordinate amounts of time were spent flip-flopping the objects - pulling in new pieces, throwing out others. I was trying to get a mix that was visually interesting and pleasing and not too stuffy since I was dealing with fun prints and bright colors.
I wanted to try to some fabric art and stretched a piece of textured aqua and white print over a canvas, but by itself it seemed too plain until I added a square of scrapbook paper that mimics the print on our throw pillows, our headboard fabric, and the paper that covers the doors on our big storage cabinet.
I also knew I didn't want all flat art pieces or things too much of a similar scale, so getting pieces chosen to represent those wishes took awhile.
I first hung an old ceiling tin that I painted last summer, the aqua and white fabric/paper canvas, the deep pink floral scrapbook paper (stuck on cardboard and wedged into the back of an antique frame), and the shelf with the pink plate. I slept on that and then the next morning added the plates and put the little blue vase on the shelf.
This wall is at the foot of our bed so it's the first thing I see in the morning. So far I'm loving it.