Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Two or Three?

I'm in a bit of a dilemma at the moment, and I can't decide whether to have two pictures or three on one wall in the lounge room. I have two ready to go, but being such a big blank wall and a fairly good sized room, I'm leaning towards three.

What do you think?

Here is the room in question. Disregard the cat scratching post (saves my carpet and couches), and try to imagine a white bi-fold plantation shutter on the window with a lovely feature tree behind! Some sort of lighter coloured rug on the floor and either a coffee table or buttoned upholstered ottoman...



Here are the pictures in question. They are reproduction vintage maps of France and Italy, of course, and are actually sheets of wrapping paper:



I didn't have 3 pairs of hands, so I leaned the frames against the wall on the bar chairs and cushions to give them height. Here's two...



...and here's three:



Although the Eiffel Tower will go back to being in the hall and be replaced by another map if I can find one!

I even thought about hanging them on either side of the window, but I feel they are too big for the space, and then I'd have to think of something else to put on the large blank walls!



I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!

The last 2 days have been fairly busy! Yesterday we received a delivery of joists and 'no nail' wide decking boards to begin the deck in the alfresco. Should look fabulous when it's done and I will no longer worry about the concrete dust brought into the house on people's shoes! Today we received 5 pallets of bricks to build the brick pillar fence. I will need to organise a couple of quotes and decide exactly what I want and the correct dimensions. Once that's done the driveway can go in! Yay!!!

13 comments:

Tim and Tina said...

Three behind the couch, no question. Accessories typically look better in odd numbers, and 3 is a good feng shui number :)

T&T

Annie@A View On Design said...

you're gonna hate me, but I reckon either, I guess you won't really know until you decide what to put on the opposite wall because a space like this works best with balance and size proportion taken into account...! What are you doing on the other wall???

kexkez said...

Hi
The room looks lovely and peaceful. Calm, light colour for a quiet place in the house.

I think You'd have to make sure you could get a third map in the same colourings of course. I prefer 2 with the pictures/maps and their frames being that size although if you could get a smaller print I'd go for 3.
Kerry

Miss Vintage said...

I am a big fan of odd numbers. 3 behind the couch just seems fuller and more complete. I adore how create you are. Wrapping paper! WOW. I am going to have to keep my eye out.

amf139 said...

Definately three here too. I adore the prints/wrapping paper. May I ask where you purchased them?

stormygirl said...

Thankyou all for your suggestions. I haven't had a chance to look for another map, but hopefully next week. I do think 3 would be better.

Annie, the other wall I was going to have four same sized photos arranged 2 X 2, but I may need a lot more. I am thinking of putting all black and white family photos in them.

Amf139, the papers are the brand Cavallini & Co, and I found the best range at 'B Inspired' in Maling Rd, Canterbury.

http://www.cavallini.com/wrap.html

Rel said...

I prefer two, the Toorak sofas are large and so are your prints,two prints over them seem more balanced. I usually go for odd numbers but I think the two look great !

Linda said...

Three, and behind the couch. Too easy.

Linda

angie said...

thanks for the details about the papers, they look gorgeous... off to look online, in particular, after the map of Italy for my husband's study.

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doodlegirl said...

LOVE the three!

Annie@A View On Design said...

well it seems your dilemma is solved, clearly, you can have two or three pics! hehe

stormygirl said...

Hehe...yep, I'm still completely stumped! I haven't looked to see if I can get another, which 2 would be the decider if I couldn't. It's all too hard!! Maybe I might have to wait until the plantations go in...