We have a wall in our dining room that I’m dying to revamp. By way of background, we live in a 1970’s-ish track house in Southern California, and our dining room is off our living room. It isn’t large, and I do think what we currently have there (large dining table, 6 chairs & a wood cabinet with glass doors) is too much for the space. I’ve wanted to change the decor in this room for a long time, but I’m also trying to keep a semblance of budget intact.
One of the easiest ways to revive the space, I think, is to change some of the artwork. The one free wall has a collection of Spode plates (the easiest & least expensive option for wall decor when we originally moved in 15 years ago, and I haven’t had time to change it!)
I think one large piece will be a beautiful focal point, instead of a gallery wall, in this area. And even though it’s a large piece, it actually helps retain the minimalistic, clean aesthetic we’re all striving for lately. One piece for your eye to rest on, instead of taking in multiple, potentially distracting, elements.
While you can certainly visit multiple galleries for large scale statement art, as well as art shows, there are some really fabulous artists I’ve come across online. Most are abstract, which I am really gravitating toward right now. Abstract imagery seems to be the easiest way to pull together color and shape without too much distraction.