Now that most of the bigger pieces are in place in the wood room, it’s time to have a little fun with the accessories. Accessories are where personality can really shine, and layering in art brings so much life to a space. I started with the classic painting above the black mantle, and modern seemed like the right approach against the traditional wood of the opposing parallel walls.
I wanted to place two similar pieces across the room from each other, but there were definitely some issues to contend with. The paneling in the room limits art sizes and shapes, and the light switches within those two panels made things even more tricky.
Custom frames had to be the answer here, and instead of making them custom to the art, I first decided on a size for the wall panels and then chose to DIY some art according to those measurements.
Level Frames not only offers any size frame you could need, they make the process very simple and affordable, yet completely customizable. You choose the frame size and mat size, along with the frame finish, and they can ship you just the frame or print your image and send it all ready to hang. My frames came in a little over a week and arrived with almost everything you would need to assemble and get on the wall: tape, a screwdriver, a cloth to wipe the glass clean.
While I went with classic black, I was very tempted by the maple. I’ve been seeing wood on wood lately, and it feels like a fresh approach to mixing.