Liven up those blank walls with some inexpensive artwork that will bring your space to life.
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Host: If you want to take your walls from drabby to shabby without spending a lot of time or money, you’re in luck, that’s because the nation’s most sought after designer Jennifer Adams is in our studio, she’s helping everybody out. She’s got some great ways to decorate the walls using creative, inexpensive artwork in ways that we never would have thought of until you showed up here, thanks so much Jen. So it’s all about being creative but just not spending a ton of money doing so right?
Jennifer: You can have a glamorous amazing look without spending hardly anything. Go to vintage stores and it’s really easy to find old frames, go to flea markets and I always make fun of it when I see a design show and someone says, I searched and found this is the perfect flea market but you actually can. If you not looking for one specific thing because frames are very easy to find. You can even hang frames on your wall without any artwork in them and just vary the sizes and dimensions.
Host: That’s so different, I never would have thought about that. It doesn’t all have to fit.
Jennifer: It doesn’t have to be perfect, you just add some texture which is really nice on the wall.
Host: You’re talking about vintage objects, they don’t obviously they’re not going to match if you’re getting them from different locations too, it’s okay to kind of mix and match all those things?
Jennifer: I really like to add objects onto the wall instead of just a flat piece of artwork all the time because it adds that texture and the dimension and the interest and from this graphic here, they’ve got old handheld mirrors that they put a photo on the back off. Different serving trays and platters, they even have a mirror that hangs on the wall as opposed to the center of the mirror just being shiny, they actually added a vintage photo and it’s beautiful.
Host: I like that and fabric is another one of your big tips too but do you have to be really creative and talented at this department to pull it off?
Jennifer: I first found out about this from my mom and I wouldn’t say she’s not creative, she’s very creative but all she did is she took the different fabrics from the bedding and from the pillows and then put it up on the wall. You could even use an old piece of clothing, an old vintage dress or something that’s very current and hot but you can also use wallpaper that’s so inexpensive and I love that look.
Host: We’re also looking at another shot that’s really hot, she used ceiling rosettes, I love this.
Jennifer: So inexpensive, just go to a home improvement store and get different sizes and different shapes. Spray paint them or sponge paint them and put them on the wall and again adds that texture, it’s something very unique and very inexpensive that you can do yourself.
Host: Something else you can do yourself too is using, ripping out pages out of books and also get the greeting cards from people and sometimes you love the cover, you say this is beautiful, I want to keep it. You can find those things right?
Jennifer: You can and it’s not a crime to tear pages of a book to match- but books have such gorgeous photographs that people pay dearly to photograph so if you have a travel theme, get a travel book, not just the magazines but the actual books or cookbook to decorate your kitchen, there’s so many beautiful photos that you can get in a book and don’t be afraid to put them in little frames.
Host: Thank you so much Jen. If you want guys to get more insider tips from Jennifer just check out her blog at bettertv.com.