a small move
go big in small spaces | artwork that stands out

I remember that one of my first posts on loving. living. small. back in Jan 2008 was about large canvas paintings in small spaces. I love that idea - big art in small spaces. I continued to blog about it over at Apartment Therapy as one of my first posts in Aug 2008. One would get the feeling that I like the idea of big artwork. When I moved into my new small space a few weeks ago, I knew that my bedroom walls would need a little love to match my fab DIY headboard (to be revealed soon).

Last weekend I went flea marketing and - oh la la - did I hit the artwork jackpot. I spotted these large paintings of two chic ladies and simply put - I had to have them. A little more "girly" then I had planned to go, they were stunning and I knew they'd work in my small bedroom. Some good negotiating and handshake later, they were mine - yes! I love them in my bedroom - the whole space feels good - balanced, anchored, stylin. Using your walls and going big with art really does work in small spaces. This style really fills a space and makes it substantial and structured.

By the way, I hung these paintings myself and got them level and even on the first try - whoa - that felt good. And the bedroom is still coming together -I am on the hunt for a coral and white rug that's affordable and comfy and a leaning mirror to go between the two windows. more to come soon...

I hope all of you small space dwellers have considered large scale artwork for your home. It really does feel awesome and that's what it's about.

And check out more of my a small move right here.



5 Responses to "a small move
go big in small spaces | artwork that stands out


Laurel said... 7/22/2010

Oh Wow!!!I am awed by the cool you feature. LOVE the shelves and am so happy you are moved and settled. Looks like a great space!
I didn't realize you left us here in SF :)
I have been remiss :)

Sunshine said... 7/22/2010

I love them! What a great find, and they look just perfect in your space.

loving. living. small. said... 7/22/2010

yes, I moved back to Los Angeles a few weeks ago but am often in SF for work and visiting family. Thanks for the comment too, laurel :)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said... 7/22/2010

I really like them! They look so cute!

Sparrow's Nest said... 7/22/2010

Fabulous! LOVE the artwork...amazing find! Kinda jealous.

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