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Canvas art for living room

Dashaansafin

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Just moved in my studio recently and looking to cover some of my off-white colored walls.

Was thinking of some canvas, reproduction art? Apartment style is simplistic/modern. Mostly Black, white and espresso.

Was thinking buying off of this site?

http://www.overstockart.com/
 

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Don't do it, man. Just don't. Get some white paint on the walls and wait until you can afford art made by artists.
 

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real art costs a lot of money, I have more than a few pieces accumulated over years

for a guy starting out some wall art is not a bad thing, just don't go overboard, a few, large, strategically located and coordinated pieces
some color, no strong graphics, no strong shapes

md-canvas.com has some decent stuff

I have the 'good stuff' in public areas, in the guest room and bedroom a piece of wall art

in my room above the bed, large size
 
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Something that is affordable, graphic and fun are vintage fabric (not nylon) flags. I have found old nautical flags, union jacks, state flags etc. They make a fun and colorful accent in a room. You don't have to get them framed but I did with this one and have it hanging over a guest bed.




My wife and I found this vintage UK bus sign at a flea market a while ago and not it hangs in her office. Everyone wants to know where to get it.
 

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cool
good idea

Something that is affordable, graphic and fun are vintage fabric (not nylon) flags. I have found old nautical flags, union jacks, state flags etc. They make a fun and colorful accent in a room. You don't have to get them framed but I did with this one and have it hanging over a guest bed.

My wife and I found this vintage UK bus sign at a flea market a while ago and not it hangs in her office. Everyone wants to know where to get it.
 

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Here is another inexpensive idea. I went to a flea market and found some old handwritten letters, documents, artists sketch and a nautical union jack (my wife is a Brit). They were cheap. I went to AAron brothers and bought their cheapest, basic frames in a few sizes and made this collage.

 

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real art costs a lot of money, I have more than a few pieces accumulated over years

for a guy starting out some wall art is not a bad thing, just don't go overboard, a few, large, strategically located and coordinated pieces
some color, no strong graphics, no strong shapes

md-canvas.com has some decent stuff

I have the 'good stuff' in public areas, in the guest room and bedroom a piece of wall art

in my room above the bed, large size

 

Dashaansafin

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Great idea on the Brit flag, scouring around to see what I can find. Thanks for the note Stephenhero, I wanted something interesting (not posters).
 

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I've actually been trying to find large high quality maps of NYC over the last couple weeks that could potentially be framed, preferably ones with historical information and such.
 
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you can also get a basquiat print and get a nice frame. you can spend $15 for the print and under $100 for the frame....
that would be a nice start also....

i also have reproduction of the posters that they hung up in the 60's for concerts. i have them framed also....
 

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I'd like something about this big....



with a sophisticated and legible graphical sensibility. I'd intend to actually use the thing, so I'd probably want it to be new now that I think about it.

 
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