When it came down to styling the loft bedroom, I wanted the art to really make a statement without being overpowering. And I wanted it to be sophisticated while still looking appropriate in a boys' bedroom.
If you recall, the first piece of art which we created for the room was the scrap wood wall art. I loved it and it was exactly the sort of art which I had envisioned for the space. But when I realized that I still had a large empty wall space that required artwork, I had to think up something that was just as simple and just as visually appealing.
More after the jump...
That's when I hit on the idea of using the gray scale.
So I purchased a bunch of 6x6" square canvases from Wal*mart. ($7.99 for a pack of 4)
Then I turned to the hubby for a bit of help because he has the patience and know-how to take the charcoal wall paint we used in the space - Magnetite by Martha Stewart - and mix it with white to create a nearly perfect gray scale. Much more patience than I have for that sort of
When we hung the art on the wall, we decided to place one lighter square in the bottom corner of the arrangement just to add a bit of visual interest rather than hanging them in a true gray scale pattern.
What a simple way to add big-impact artwork! (And I can say it was simple - even though painting gray scales drives me crazy - because the hubby did all the hard work. Lol!)
If you missed any of the posts about the loft bedroom you can find them here...
"Built-in Bed" for the Loft Bedroom
Loft "Built-in" Bed Progress
Custom Fitting a Foam Mattress
What I "Wood" Do with a Pretty Pile of Wood (the custom wood art)
Putting the Finishing Touches on the Loft Bedroom
Loft Bedroom Reveal
An Ingenious Way to Hang Curtains
Have a great day!