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What Art to Choose for a High Traffic Area?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 10, 2019

Hi Melissa,

With high traffic areas, choosing artwork makes you think more on how that item will work for your space. Proper hanging techniques; such as hanging on a stud or using...

Hi Olivia,

Adding something to your stairs is a great way to dress up the area, but I definetly understand keeping it simple to stay functional. A large art piece c...

Hi Aksana,

Displaying a collection is a great conversation starter and also adds personality to a space. It seems youve got a good collection of boats, but because they are different sizes, dedicating a bookcase or shelves to them would be the best way to dispaly with the varying sizes. This c...

Hi Kacey,

You've got some interesting shelves, but you've done a great job of styling them, adding in something to the sides is just what you need or a finished loo...

Hi Kathy,

I see your dilemma, with the sore thumbs on the wall in the hallway it makes it hard to place art on the wall. However a gallery wall look could work around the thermostat, thus blending it into the wall. I would take your large art piece you were thinking of using on the wall and pu...

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Decorating Around a TV

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 23, 2019

Hi Susan,

Your TV can definetly feel small on such a large wall so adding in some art or interest to the wall or around it will be sure to help with the scale of the room. Some op...

Hi Susan,

I love the boldness of the the wall color, what a statement! Since this office appears that it will double as a guest space, I suggest something calming -...

Hi Hillary,

Congratulations on the new job! How exciting! It is so important to create a comfortable and inviting work environment that you will be spending a lot o...

Hi Cindy,

Adding in art in a tall living room can be challenging, but you already have a natural divider with the molding in the space. A way that you can enhace th...

Hi Kimberly,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. An art piece makes or breaks a space and size really has a lot to do on weather...

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Accessory Help

Need help picking accessories to give your room a new look? Our interior designers can help with pillows, tabletop or mantle decor, lighting and lamps, art, rugs, and more. Examples of Accessory Help questions include help on creating a gallery wall of art an pictures in your living room, finding new bed linen and lighting to update your bedroom, decorating a nursery with wallpaper, or giving your family room a new look by adding new pillows and a new rug in a fresh color.

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Choosing Art

Finding art is one of the most frequently submitted questions our interior designers get. Art can help transform a space and is one of the hardest things to find. Great art also doesn't have to be expensive and our interior designers are great at finding options at every decorating budget level. The most interesting and dynamic designs also mix art from different styles and our designers can help you put together different pieces of art in your room.

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