Gallery walls aren’t the only way to fill up a big, blank space! Today I’m sharing the new large-scale artwork we picked out for our living room and how I hung it from the ceiling for an even bigger statement. This post is brought to you by our friends at Minted!
Okay, so we tackled the big makeover of our living room earlier this year, and I’d say it’s about 85% finished. All the major things are checked off the list like board and batten walls, DIY farmhouse coffee table, feed sack-inspired pillows, and a big, chunky-framed floor mirror. I just haven’t finalized all the little finishing touches just yet. Sometimes you need to live in a space for awhile and soak it all in before you can decide what needs to happen next, ya know?
Once we added the board and batten treatment to the walls, I knew I wanted to keep this space open and airy and not clutter every single wall up with something. So rather than put back up the gallery wall we had in here previously, I opted for a large-scale piece of art on the wall behind the big couch that would make a huge statement in the room, without adding the cluttered feeling of a gallery wall.
In keeping with our signature farmhouse style, I picked out a black and white bull with a gorgeous horn silhouette. This guy is HUGE… I’m talking 40″ x 54″ huge. It took a few days to get used to a giant bull sitting with us in the living room, but he’s part of the family now, and we lovingly named him Beau. The first thing you see when you walk through our dining room into the living room is Beau the bull, and I love the big statement he makes in here. But once sweet Beau arrived on our doorstep, I had to figure out how I was going to hang him on the wall with about 2 inches of trim sticking out from the board and batten we added to our walls… [Read more…]