Cow Painting

posted 3 years ago in Home
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

omglauren :  Can you frame it? That’s where I would start.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

omglauren :  I like it!

Are you asking what else you could put on the same wall? We would need to see the whole wall.

Right now the only thing I can say is this picture looks like it needs to be lower on the wall to be anchored to the sofa. As a general rule, the bottom of the painting should be 8-10′ above the top of the sofa.

Art can be used as a jumping off point for the color palette of the room. You can pull color from the painting for pillow covers, decor pieces, area rug etc, but you don’t have to.

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Bee Keeper

Echoing julies–one of the biggest mistakes people make is hanging works too high. Galleries and museums typically use a center line (center of the work) at 60″ +/- an inch or two depending upon the work and environmental issues

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

omglauren :  You don’t have to frame canvas art if you choose not to.

Here is a similar look. See how they have pulled colors from the painting for the cushions

 

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could build a gallery wall around that painting using other items you love. To be honest, I don’t think this one is that well done but it is an example.

 

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

omglauren :  It depends on how much space you have available on that wall. We really can’t tell from that picture. Is it a sofa or just a loveseat? Do you have tables and lamps on either end?

This space is too narrow for side tables so they put sconces on the wall

Here they added candle sconces on either side of the painting, but they don’t seem concerned that there are no lamps and no place to put down a drink other than the coffee table.

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I second candle sconces!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

omglauren :  It appears to just “float” right now. I can’t see your whole wall so it’s hard to tell what you centered it with. I do see a couch or sofa though and am curious why you chose not to center the art above it? I second the idea about pulling colors from the painting into your other decor. You don’t have to have the whole room color coordinated but a cute yellow lamp or a turquoise throw pillow can tie it all together. A gallery wall could still work if you use a layout similar to this one! 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

omglauren :  I’ve totally been looking at close up cow prints on Etsy! Can’t wait to get one (or two) now that I”ve seen yours!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I would definitely pull the blue from the painting out, my first suggestion would be to add some blue cushions on the sofa. But I agree that it’s hard to tell what else can be done without a bigger picture of the whole space. 

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