In this post: Ever bought a piece of art, only to find it’s too small for the wall? Here’s a quick fix to update your living room wall decor with living room sconces.⇒
Have you ever purchased artwork that you love, only to find it’s really too small for the space you had it planned for?
This is a big mistake I just made with my living room! So I had the artwork framed with a nice thick frame, got it home and it was still too small! I tried to rearrange the room, putting high vases with florals next to it and I finally had to admit, it’s just too small for the space. Then I looked for another spot for it and I realized it really was the exact thing I wanted in the room… if only it was bigger.
Here’s how I compensated for the artwork that’s too small for my space…
The obvious solution was to add something else to the wall, but this has to be done with care. It has to look like it belongs and it’s best if it doesn’t overpower the artwork, so proportion is key. In our living room, I solved this problem by adding vintage living room sconces flanking the artwork.
The pieces I found are candle holders with painted acanthus edging framing small vertical mirrors. They fit perfectly with the French Country feel of my decor and the long narrow shape is exactly what our wall needed.
While there was plenty of French Country interest in our room before, this one small difference made a huge impact.
The mirrors help to add a bit of light to the wall and the gilding works nicely with the artwork’s frame.
I love the patina of these painted pieces so much, that I’ve been reluctant to cover them by adding candles. The jury is still out on whether I will add them. Perhaps a little votive type will work… what do you think?
The gilded theme is reflected in other accessories in the room, along with the many mirrors I have throughout my home.
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