In the Hood: Big Art, Small Budget.

Nothing says “expensive” quite like oversized art. But it doesn’t have to be. A budget-friendly way to add large scale art to an empty wall is to blow up an image that you really like, and then frame it by nailing a wooden trim directly to the wall. No need for expert framing and glass. Done!

Here are two examples from my neighborhood that really packs a punch.

 

Photos: Charlotte Coffey

 

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Above: At my favorite lunch spot, The Coffee Bar, they took advantage of the tall ceilings and added old windows as a creative way of framing the large prints.

 

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Above: Walking up the stairs to my office, I pass this oversized print with a wooden frame attached on top.

About the Author:
Charlotte Coffey is the principal designer of Lotta Coffey Design & Interiors, and creates authentic, modern Scandinavian interiors in San Francisco, Marin County and the Wine Country. In her spare time, she enjoys eating, running and painting things white.


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