Decorating & Furniture/Wall decor ideas


Hi Jenny , hope you can help with a decorating question. I have a freestanding bar (autumn cherry finish with black stone top) in an open living area and I'm looking for something to hang behind the bar (area is 55" wide and 30" wide). Currently, there is a framed picture there, but I'm looking for something different.  I thought about hanging tapestry so I ended up buying one, but returned it because the it seemed to be the focal point of the room. The rest of the room is in traditional decor with red and brown colors, the wall is a lighter yellow. I found metal art ideas on the internet, but nothing that really interested me, do you have any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.....Thanks!

Because of sheer size, whatever you hang there will become a focal point, but remember that it's ok to have more than one focal point in a room.  It's great to have the "attention" flow from one spot to another.  

The tapestry fits in with the overall feel of "traditional" as would a mirror or framed art.  I would consider painting that wall (behind the bar area) a rich dark color to visually separate it from the rest of the room.  From that point, either select a single framed picture or a collage of photos of your favorite things.  

Metal art is great in more contemporary spaces, but probably not the best idea for your find something that absolutely makes your heart sing.  If that happens buy it and go for it.  

Lastly, if you use the bar area as a bar, consider glass shelves with a few cherished glasses or collectibles that relate to the rest of the room.

Hope this gets your creative juices flowing.

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