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Instant Wall Art, Collage-Style

Instant Wall Art, Collage-Style

What is it about the universal appeal of a wall collage or pin board? It’s both a source of inspiration and instant art of sorts. Whether it be pages torn from magazines or memos jotted down, a pinboard is a peek into the mind of the creator. Here’s a round up of several we like at Remodelista.

Above: A collage of images serves as inspiration. French stylist Aurélie Lécuyer’s wall of images via Le Dans La.

Above: A mix of objects hangs from the wall in this photograph by Russell Smith via Desire to Inspire.

Above: Textile designer Matt Dick‘s former studio with a wall of layered images.

Above: 101 Cookbook’s Heidi Swanson collects imagery for inspiration for her books.

Above: Fashion and interiors designer Tracy Wilkinson‘s desk. Photograph by Brian Ferry for Freunde von Freunden.

For more ideas on mixing patterns, pictures and objects for art, visit Remodelista‘s post African Bohemian, New York Cool.

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9:05PM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

In my small bedroom I have a collage of cat bookmarks mixed with cat cartoons. In the living room I use one wall to put up quilt designs, some fabric samples and maybe pix of quilts for inspiration. Another wall has a collage of the big cats.

8:44PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013


12:56PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Thank you.

11:13PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Easy to make.

6:46PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

thank you for sharing

6:11AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

interesting thank you

1:43AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

thanks for the info

12:18AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

love it......that's kind of what I have fridge magnets, bumper stickers, collages made out of rock and art magazines.......all with different themes......

9:03AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

thank you

7:37AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

In my former house I had a number of corkboards used like this. Nothing overlapped too much, so the arrangement looked tidy, and my favourite 'pin-ups' were half-finished paintings where I'd had a good idea but wasn't sure how to continue. (If you live with art like this, the ideas come...)

Now I have a different idea that also covers the wall. I've bought a lot of picture frames of a range of sizes but the same kind as far as possible. I use them for my own paintings on walls that don't receive direct sunlight (which fades pictures)I hang paintings in rows, three deep in places, and aproximately three inches apart. It's necessary to position frames exactly, and it helps if you have strong vertical or horizontal lines in the overall design for pictures to line up perfecttly. With modern frames it's very easy to change the painting inside, but beware those silly little hanging devices on the back! I like a good old-fashined wire acrokss the back so I can easily get a frame back in its place when I've changed a painting.

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I dunno, sounds too hazardous to me...what about the steam/condensation...if not the water?

Thanks, this is good advice for both cats and dogs.

I must say, I know a few humans who could use these tips for themselves! Hahaha ;-D Seriously tho…


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