Finishing up the Dining Room

Warhol Sunset

Now that I’ve repainted the dining room, I need to figure out a few details to finish the space. The dark walls will make a great backdrop for some new art for the space, but I’m not sure what exactly I want there. I’m drawn to the Andy Warhol Sunset print, above, which was kind of surprising to me. I’m not usually a pink girl, or really anything bright, but I keep picturing this against the dark walls. And it’s large, 34″ x 34″, so a big statement in a room that’s already perhaps a little full of statement. Wallpaper, dark walls, big art? Can they all play together? I don’t know.

I’m also considering a few staghorn ferns, to bring some green into the space. I already have a row of air plants over the half wall by the door and I’ve always loved the sculptural quality of staghorns paired with air plants. I need to see how much they protrude into the space though, the room is small and it’s easy to bump into the walls.

Or some sort of gallery wall, art collage installation. Somehow this feels too busy though. And do I want something on both walls (I think probably not) and if so, which wall? The one over the sofa or the one people will see? Why is this so complicated?

What do you think? Too much? Or awesome? Btw, I tried a mock-up with the ferns and they looked like creepy aliens. I’m sure they’d be better in real life, but my Photoshop skills are not up to the task. Any other suggestions or great places to look for art?

whale print. juju hat. quote.

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