Kurt and I have a lot of things on our walls. In fact, we are running out of real estate. We've got posters and prints and maps and license plates and a tapestry and even a flag. But now I've zeroed in on this one wall in our bedroom that would be perfect for a big piece of art.
Of course now it will be impossible to choose something! We're working on printing some personal photos (not a single one in the apartment so far!) but a huge dramatic photograph could be nice for the spot I have in mind. I've seen some great mountain scenery but I'm not sure I could stand Kurt's ski mania at a higher level than it is now. I would actually prefer something beach themed but it's hard to find a photograph that isn't cheesy (unless you can spend oodles of dollars on something from Gray Malin).
An abstract painting of blobs of color could work and there are several options on Etsy for affordable originals. I tend towards the blue/green spectrum but have also liked some accents of reds/oranges. I'm usually cheap but could see trying to DIY this being disastrous. Plus, I don't hate supporting up and coming artists.
A loosely painted landscape/seascape could also be nice but the options I've come across have been pretty blah. There's a fine line between the piece looking like it was painted by a five year old and getting too Thomas Kinkade-y, if you know what I mean.
Do you have any sources for affordable art? Any favorite pieces/artists out there?