Wall art help

3/04/2010 04:53:00 PM Ashley 2 Comments

Lets face it, good quality artwork can be pricey and a huge decision. Rightly so, it's something that you want to pick out because you love it and want to have it for a long time. What about those times when you just need something to liven up a bare wall?

This has been my issue in our guest bedroom. I already have great bed and side table. I have even better bedding which I love love love. I haven't really posted about it, but it does show up in pictures. For those that have asked I got it at Pottery Barn. I found it when I was browsing online and I got it instantly. I didn't even have to see it in person which is very odd for me.

{Photo from Pottery Barn}

So here is this bright happy bedding, and these stark white walls. I'm slightly ashamed of the fact that I make such a big deal about having an awesome looking bedroom and yet I ignore the walls. Part of me goes...we move why bother? And the other part thinks I'm full of crap.

Now I am here...asking you all for your help. I found some really awesome die-cut scrapbook paper that I am going to use for quick, easy, inexpensive artwork for above the bed.

The blank wall above the bed. Yes I have misquote netting, but it's going away. I always had a dream to own one and getting to sleep with the netting all around me, but I think it's time to move on.

I have three different colors and each is a different geometric shape. I like the idea of the geometric patterns being paired up with the soft whimsical flowers and trees on the bedding.

Die-cut paper.

As you can see I have red, green and blue. Which are all colors in the bedding. What I want to do is put a solid color paper behind them. This is my problem, I don't know what to go with and I want to know what you all think.

Option #1: Using a lighter shade for the solid.

Option #2: Using almost the same exact color for the solid.

Option #3: Using other colors found in the bed.

Option #4: Again using other colors in the bed.

Option #5: You pick for me from these colors.
Colors from L-R: Red, light red, orange/yellow, grass green, light green, light blue, blue, purple, brown.

Let me know what you think I should do...

What colors for wall art

I'd really love to know what you think beyond the poll so let me know in the comments below!


  1. I personally am torn between Options #1 and #3. I voted for #3 though. They all look great!

  2. I liked 4 but I can't pin down why. I love the blue cut-out pattern. Reminds me of something that would come from Morocco.