Product Spotlight: New Year, New Walls
With the new year approaching (or having just arrived, depending on when you read this), you may be making resolutions or considering what you want to change in life. Adding a few new pieces to your home is a revitalizing way to beat the middle of winter doldrums, and feel like you’ve been handed a new lease on life. What if you’ve already maxed out your available square footage? Art, mirrors, and other wall hangings can change the feel of a room without taking up an inch of precious floor space.
Look for landscapes or other outdoor scenes to enhance a sense of calmness and add color. These can range from the peaceful painted scenes of an autumnal riverbankÂ to a sleek Lee Reynolds cityscape. Portraits and scenes of people, on the other hand, can energize and enliven a space. This Haitian oil painting of dancing women has great movement, and this friendly portrait of a mother and child radiates warmth.
If paintings aren’t your thing, vintage industrial signage may be more suited to your style. Repurposing industrial signage for the home can add a touch of humor while also offering clean iconic graphics. This Pepsi sign would suit soda lovers or commercial graphic design aficionados, while the clean typography of the “Hall For Hire” sign would look great above a doorway, and this 1950s public health poster is perfect for hanging in a bathroom.
Of course, you can hang more than just pictures and signs.Â Hang or mount objects like tools in your home for an unexpected twist to humdrum home decor. This antique rake offers rustic charm, while this pair of swords evokes swashbuckling adventure, and the use of color in this two-person saw gives it a cool modernist feel.
Mirrors and lights are always a functional addition, but also make spaces feel larger. Hang this large walnut mirror, this ship’s wheel mirror, or this brass orb wall-mounted light and revel in how much bigger your room can feel.
So when you’re taking down your old calendar for your shiny new 2018 one, look at your walls and see if there are any bare spots that could use a fresh wall hanging. Then head over to the Wall Hangings, Tools, Mirrors, or Wall-Mounted Lamps categories or come into the showroom to see a wide range of wonderful vintage wall adornments!
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