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What Type of Artwork Do You Have on Your Walls?

  1. lindacee profile image89
    lindaceeposted 6 years ago

    Original art? Photography? Framed posters? Fabric? Taxidermy? There are so many choices out there, it's fun to hear how others are decorating their walls!

    1. Shane Belceto profile image59
      Shane Belcetoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mostly framed posters of Mickey at this point .. will advance though into original Mickey arts and original Mickey creations at some point.

      ~Expect Miracles

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Animation cels are just great. Just looked at a beautiful framed Mickey cel online. It was from the movie Fantasia.  Guess they are quite an investment, but gorgeous art.

        1. Shane Belceto profile image59
          Shane Belcetoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          yes quite the investment for the collectable stuff .. but you can tell a diff too.   smiles

          ~Expect Miracles

    2. Hestia DeVoto profile image60
      Hestia DeVotoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, yes, yes, yes and no.  The dead animal thing just isn't me.

      Other than that, I have a little of everything.  I think I get it from my mom, who is herself an artist and she likes a wide range of art mediums.

    3. profile image60
      stoneyyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have some of my own work on the walls.  I've also got originals by various artists and a couple of prints.

      There's a few photos I've taken I really should frame.  I just remembered an old black light poster involving unicorns, butterflies, and possibly a waterfall.  I think it would look good in a frame.

      1. JoanneD profile image60
        JoanneDposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mostly framed Greyhound art - stuff have done, art I have bought, art I've had commissioned. We are huge Greyhound lovers - have been for many years. We currently have four ex-racers.
        Have "a little" other animal art thrown in here and there.

        1. lindacee profile image89
          lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Greyhounds are so beautiful--great subjects for art!

      2. classicalgeek profile image89
        classicalgeekposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have several wall hangings with Latin mottoes (1 9'wx6'h, the others 4.5'wx6'h), a gilt Japanese print block, a copper tray, and a collection of objets d'art (fabric stamps, abaci, ceramics), two numbered b/w prints, baskets, and some other miscellaneous stuff (mineral glass, inlaid carved wood boxes, etc.).

        1. lindacee profile image89
          lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Good mix of artwork. Variety makes a room much more interesting!

      3. glassmosaicist profile image60
        glassmosaicistposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I have a mixture of my own work and also shop bought pieces

      4. Hui (蕙) profile image55
        Hui (蕙)posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Framed oil or watercolor paintings, but not many. I do like arranged flowers in vases around the room.

    4. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

      I have a harry potter poster I was given when visiting Hamleys toy store a few years back, the 'have you seen this wizard?' one but its one of those ones where the wizard disappears when you move your view. It was wicked cool that the guy gave it to me and all because I was playing the video game while waiting for hubby big_smile

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Free artwork is the best of all!

    5. waynet profile image47
      waynetposted 6 years ago

      I have a few paintings I've done that no one will ever see but me, but since I'm moving soon, the kids bedrooms will be decorated top to bottom with their favorite characters, my son wants Doctor who painted on his wall and my daughter either wants Barbie or Peppa Pig on the wall and I'm looking forward to make a few hubs out of this project when we do move house that is, because it's like waiting for a bus at the moment!

      I'd like to put a few more of my paintings up, but I don't become too attached to them because they seem to sell when someone sees them. I had a gas engineer around a few months ago doing a gas check and he saw one of my dragon paintings and bought it there and then.....I was secretly pleased but also gutted that it's gone, all I have left is a sketch of that dragon and it's not the same boo hoo!

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        waynet, sounds like you should cash in on your artistic ability! However, I can understand how it would be like selling off your "children"--art is so personal.
        Looking forward to your hubs on wall art for children's rooms. Your kids are very lucky!

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago

      my kids scribbles. they are everywhere. I mean, they scribbled on the walls.

      1. Ivorwen profile image77
        Ivorwenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I keep erasing that type of artwork... but it keeps coming back.   I guess it is better than the bugger art  that my friend's son does.  big_smile

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Mine was done in oil pastels. not erasable. Funny thing, the "artwork" became part of the "proof" that I don't clean my house. (somehow for some bored nosy people, kids scribbles = an unfit mother?) I actually kinda like it, all kinds of smiley faces and rainbows and little kid stuff. We are going to be painting over it this winter and I'm a bit sad to see it go.

      2. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ha! Hope you have washable paint!

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          nope. But we can repaint. Ive taken photos of the "art" to remember them by.  wink 

          One day my house will be finished and I hope to decorate.

    7. maven101 profile image75
      maven101posted 6 years ago

      We have an original oil by Les Lambson, two multi-media originals by Mary Kuder, a bronze by Paladini, and several numbered copies by Israeli artist Itzchak Tarkay ...
      The most valuable art is plastered on the wall of my office; my grand-children's rather interesting art...Larry

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That says it all!

    8. lichin profile image57
      lichinposted 6 years ago

      my favorite figure and some airbrush

    9. Ivorwen profile image77
      Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

      I use mirrors, clocks, photos and prints to decorate with.  In the past I have used painting that I have done, but they are currently all in storage.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You need to get them out of storage!
        Most of my personal possessions are in storage right now.  In the interim I have framed some of my original still life photographs and am using (of all things) framed wrapping paper to brighten up the rooms. I love the graphic quality of some of the patterns. I also have fabric stretched over artist canvas frames. Just can't stand to have bare walls!

        1. camlo profile image84
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I did this for a while with 1970s wallpaper. It was quite stunning - maybe I'll do it again.

        2. Ivorwen profile image77
          Ivorwenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the encouragement.  I pulled out one painting that was ready to hang, and put it up today.  I don't know that it is a perfect fit for the room, but it is better than nothing.

    10. camlo profile image84
      camloposted 6 years ago

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4090946_f248.jpg

      I was bored one day, so I got a black Edding marker and drew this on my wall ...

      No, I'm not that good. This is a transfer that I pressed onto the wall - I think it's pretty effective.

      I also display a poster of the sun's eclipse with the moon, and an aerial view of Tupperware containers, the effect resembling a Rothko painting.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        OMG, I LOVE the Marilyn transfer. Instant impact!

      2. writinginalaska profile image82
        writinginalaskaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        very cool,   that's thinking outside the box,  i love it

      3. imatellmuva profile image84
        imatellmuvaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        @Camlo, that's FREAK'N AWESOME!!!!

      4. JoanneD profile image60
        JoanneDposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is awesome! Love it

      5. Ian Hudson profile image68
        Ian Hudsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That looks effective Camlo. Has Banksy paid you a visit?

        1. camlo profile image84
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this



          I've been out of the UK for so long, I had no idea who Banksy is, so I've just looked him up, and learnt a little bit more. Thanks for that!

          1. Ian Hudson profile image68
            Ian Hudsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol, no problem smile did you see his monet classic? he dumped a couple of traffic cones and a shopping trolly in his painting of lillies.

    11. Lexe Charleston profile image59
      Lexe Charlestonposted 6 years ago

      Sad to say none at the moment. My posters have been in the closet and I never think to buy frames for them. I have Picasso's the old guitarist and M.C. Escher's Relativity. Nice quality prints too. Got them as gifts years ago and have never hung them. Eek. Maybe I should get on that.

      Also have some band posters I want to frame and hang eventually too. I want to make some of my own wall art at some point as well. Haven't crafted for a while and I'm starting to get an itch for it.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like you have a good collection. Time to get them on the wall! 
        DIY wall art is also a great idea. Let me know if you come up with some interesting ideas.

    12. writinginalaska profile image82
      writinginalaskaposted 6 years ago

      i mostly have my own stuff on my walls being a photograher and a quilter.  Also some local art.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Great way to showcase your creativity and support local artists!

    13. imatellmuva profile image84
      imatellmuvaposted 6 years ago

      I have a variety of artstyles on my walls. Many are african inspired pieces, others are artistic pieces that I, my son and brother did. I made my own mats, and purchased a nice frame. I even have a mirror that I jazzed up with appliques around the border to match the color of the room. I also have pieces of  my Grandmother's quilt framed and displayed. I was never a person into floral prints, but I came across one so abstract, and the colors accented my room and other pieces beautifully. The possibilities are endless.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Personal creativity and family heirlooms trump off-the-shelf art any day! Sounds like you have a varied and wonderful collection of priceless pieces. Good job!

    14. SurrendersAlright profile image58
      SurrendersAlrightposted 6 years ago

      Crayon scribbles and little fingerprints. That's art, right? And some color (modern art prints like Rathko) among my husband's black-and-white photography, which is everywhere.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like you have a creative group in your household! Rathko isn't too bad either! Ha!

    15. Flightkeeper profile image72
      Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

      Prints, claywork, and photographs.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The claywork sounds really interesting!

    16. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

      I have some photographs, a framed Monet print, a calendar, a really cool mirror and a painting of Dove Cottage.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mirrors are great wall decor. Monet is one of my favorites!

    17. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

      I have a mix of art on my walls - I have a large family photo wall, plus a few photo enlargements (poster size) of my daughters along with watercolor and charcoal drawings/paintings of them that my mom did.  We have a couple of Fanch Ledan and Tarkay prints that we purchased on our honeymoon cruise and a hand retouched, signed Kincaid nautical painting we bought ourselves as a housewarming present when we bought our first house. 

      Mostly I have lots of original watercolor and acrylic paintings from my mom, who is a wonderful artist.  I recently had to remove a bunch of my wall art because I found I was overwhelmed with artwork everywhere and there was no place for the eyes to rest!  Now I can rotate my art.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        How great that you have paintings done by your mother -- you have many personal pieces to make your collection special.  Like you, I like to have the walls full of wonderful artwork -- my husband says I tend to get carried away with it. I have tried to restrain myself, but your idea of rotating the art sounds like the perfect compromise!

    18. Edlira profile image65
      Edliraposted 6 years ago

      Modesty apart, mine :-). And of course if I could afford it maybe there would be some impressionists and surrealist works.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you have the gift of creating art, you should proudly display your work!  I'm jealous. smile

        1. Edlira profile image65
          Edliraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Linda, get the brushes and try it, it is fun, you might end up surprising yourself! Cheers, Edlira.

    19. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

      I call it "Modern Urban Dust"...

      I'm a big fan and cave been collecting it for years

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hopefully you have a collection of  "dust bunnies" as well. They make for great accessories!

    20. gracenotes profile image93
      gracenotesposted 6 years ago

      Some original art from a friend, and some photos.

      A whole wall of photos taken in Israel, from when I visited there a few years ago.

      An unuaual work of art, bought from a street artist, that was created free-hand using Krylon spray paints.  It took him less than 10 minutes to finish it.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like a fabulous collection! Trip photos are especially good choices for wall art. I would love to see the Krylon piece!

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      WildIrisposted 6 years ago

      On my wall--Two Roy Lichtenstein signed lithographs, an antique German clock, kid drawings, unfinished sheet rock, a calendar, two tambourines, and Christmas ornaments that stay up year-round.

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Love the graphic nature of Roy Lichtenstein. What are the plans for the unfinished drywall?

      2. June McEwan profile image78
        June McEwanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Love the no taste arty- fartiness of it all!

    22. Song-Bird profile image81
      Song-Birdposted 6 years ago

      My favorite wall art are the photos we took while in New York City.  I played with them in Photoshop and made a series in Sepia and another in watercolor.  I love them plus they bring back wonderful memories smile

      1. lindacee profile image89
        lindaceeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I bet they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I like sepia as well. I'm not very good with Photoshop, so I use a couple of different online image editors.

    23. profile image0
      Susan Annposted 6 years ago

      Love this topic..most of my wall art is the drawings I did. However, two paintings done in oil remain my favs.

    24. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

      The expensive type... however, the true masterpieces are all stuck on my refrigerator door.

    25. Ian Hudson profile image68
      Ian Hudsonposted 6 years ago

      I have my own art on the wall, but it is all pre-art school stuff. To be honest they are 2d and they have very basic colour mixing. The good side of this is I can see how much I have come on in the last 18 months and the more you draw and paint the more you improve.

      1. June McEwan profile image78
        June McEwanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Once you've reached the point of doing a 'good' drawing you'll realise how fab the childish stuff is! Picasso spent his entire life trying to get back to understanding form as a 3yr old does!

    26. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 6 years ago

      Wow, what a lot of creative things here! Gives me some new ideas, too.  My home is decorated with rustic art with a country/ranch theme.  Taxidermy (deer heads) and prints of horses as well as country patchwork.  Chilli peppers all over the kitchen with bright, bold colors because everything is paneled and needs to brighten the room.  Amazing how our art decor reflects our personalities, don't you think?

    27. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

      Van Gogh, Rembrandt,Parrish,and a few obscure Dutch painters work

    28. June McEwan profile image78
      June McEwanposted 6 years ago

      80% my own stuff. Where else would I put all the unsold stuff! 95% original, the rest - images by 15th century greats. The spaces left- by my children and photos of same! Some swaps - paintings and prints by other artist friends. Being an artist myself, I've rarely been able to prioritise actually spending hard cash on art! Lounge - nudes and flowers. Kitchen - still lives + mural. Bathroom - boats + mosaic fish scene. Library/chill room- portraits + embroideries. Bedroom - landscape and spill over nudes. Hall - mostly landscapes and any oddities! Garage - unfinished and unframed mixture...hundreds of the bloomin' things. Anyone wanna buy some?

    29. Painter Penfield profile image60
      Painter Penfieldposted 6 years ago

      These are some of the pieces I have scattered about now. It constantly changes, depending on what exhibits are going on...

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4586691_f248.jpg


      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4586742_f248.jpg


      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4586748_f248.jpg


      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4586755_f248.jpg

    30. Fossillady profile image91
      Fossilladyposted 6 years ago

      Antique art, leaf art, garden photography, mirrors, wire sculptors

    31. brimancandy profile image83
      brimancandyposted 4 years ago

      We mainly have paintings that were done by my uncle Warren who was quite an artist. We also have a couple that my mom did. A long time ago, I had one of my own ink drawings hanging in my bedroom, of a flapper standing by an antique car. It was one of my best drawings ever, which my parents lost, when they remodeled their house. My bedroom is gone, and there is a kitchen there now.

      Sure wish I could find that drawing. I worked hard on it. I did it in my 10th grade art class, for which I received an A+, and the teacher actually had it up on a board for all the other kids to see. I got the drawing back at the end of the year, where it went into a frame, and onto my bedroom wall.

      Here is a drawing I remastered and colorized on my computer. Also done in high school.
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7599193_f248.jpg

    32. thecatgallery profile image71
      thecatgalleryposted 4 years ago

      My walls are full of cats and women and the combination thereof (i.e., women with the love of their life). My paintings :-)

    33. freecampingaussie profile image31
      freecampingaussieposted 4 years ago

      As we are in a caravan traveling & soon to leave on a big overseas trip we dont have any art work up. However if we ever do settle down I will enlarge some of our personal photos for the walls that will bring back beautiful memories . If I didn't have my own photo's I would choose water scenes .
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7251797_f248.jpg

    34. Thelma Alberts profile image83
      Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

      We have oil paintings on our walls from my own artist, my husband. Some walls are with family photos.
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5218336_f248.jpg

    35. apicodesigns profile image61
      apicodesignsposted 4 years ago

      On my home walls, i have two big horse and wild scenes oil paintings. I love both paintings so much that's why i have purchased from France.

    36. TNT Husky profile image77
      TNT Huskyposted 4 years ago

      I have a skylanders poster on a wall close to my diploma, and picture of my girlfriend. My kitty cat calendar, which I use to keep track of my hubpages plans throughout the months. A minecraft poster hanging up behind my husky hat, which sits on my tv. and on my other walls I have some hand drawn artwork that I'm proud of. It's not very good artwork, but each one marks a stride in my creative progress. It's also littered with shelves and dressers topped with plushies, knick-knacks, and video game merchandise. Also, my nerf gun. I like my nerf gun.

     
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