I asked my husband about it and he told me he hung the picture (which he found in a sports magazine) as a joke to see my reaction. I didn't react the way he was expecting. I told him the picture would be a good addition to the gallery wall in the office... and I was not joking! In fact I think that's how wall decor should be... it should tell a story, it should have some meaning, and (in my case) it should be affordable.
I have not always thought the same way. A few years ago when we bought our sofa, there was a large picture next to it. We bought the sofa and the picture because they both were "matching." Big mistake. Today I just don't like the picture at all. Eventually I will be replacing it with something more personal, more meaningful. There are so many nice (and affordable!) ideas out there. A few of them which I have been considering...
1 - Ceramic Tiles
Do you know those leftover ceramic tiles? Group them together on the wall. You can even give them your personal touch by painting them.
2 - Color Chips
Even when I am done picking a color for a room I never throw the color chips away. I have so many of them. I am thinking about gluing them together over an old framed canvas.
3 - Maps
Are you going to a special place for vacation? Bring home the free map you usually find in the hotel, frame it, and hang it! What a great way to keep the memories alive!
4 - FabricYou don't need to have a window to hang a beautiful fabric remnant. It may be the accent color your room is asking for!
5 - Initial Letter
What could be more personal than the first initial of your name?
6 - Metal Sculptures
7 - Word
A single word can say a lot about you. Paint your favorite word on a blank canvas...
... or form a word by hanging some letters together.
Traditional Bedroom design by Denver Interior Designer Interior Design Concepts
Hope you enjoyed these ideas! ;-)
DRESSER UPDATE: Thank you for the suggestions about my dresser color. You guys are the best! ;-) I have been sanding the dresser for the last two days. Oh boy... I didn't know it would be that much work. But... that's okay! I bought the paint today. It is going to be pretty! ;-)