Friday, December 4, 2009

decorating advice....i need it

this summer i painted the hallway and haven't yet re-hung the pictures that were hanging there. this morning i laid them all out on the bed and was starting to figure out which i'd put back. there is one long expanse of wall and we had family pictures hanging there. the frames are all different sizes and finishes. most are pictures of the kids at various ages along w a pic or two of the hubs and i, each of our parents and a couple grandparents.

option one is to rehang the family pictures, but not all of them because i don't want such a cluttered look. if i go w/ this option i'm going to paint all the frames black.

option two is to take about three pieces of art and frame and hang them. i have a picture i did and several from each kid that are currently gathering dust under my bed because we don't have anywhere else to put them.

after i had the art idea i looked around the house and realized that we don't really have family pictures hanging around. we have two digital frames full of pics and the fridge has several pics on it, but otherwise no.

what are your thoughts on the hallway? do you go for more family pics hanging around or other wall decor?


Penny said...

Personally I would pick your favorites and hang them back up in matching frames, or go to Target and get a couple of nice collage frames and put all the pictures in there that way you only have like 3 things on the wall but you get all your photos!

Surely said...

I like the black frames idea, for sure.

We have family pictures in our hallway. There is a mixture of sizes, single pictures, & collage frames. All one color-ish.

We use the rest of our walls for our "art" but the hallway is designated for family.

Oh, and is it bad that it's mostly Kev's family? I just realized that the other day.

I will try to remember to take a pic & email it for you.

cheatymoon said...

I like the all black frames. I am not qualified to give any decorating advice. My house has all the style of a cozy grandmother's house.

Anonymous said...

I'd go for family pics in blacks frames. You should put the other art out where you'll enjoy it more.

Sweet T

Hotch Potchery said...

We have family photos in frames all around on shelves, etc. We have kid art in frames hanging on the wall. And some Mr. P art too.

Antoinette Meaterson said...

Go to the dollar store and look for black frames. That's way less of a pain in the ass rather than painting them.

Or the collage frame idea.