Hanging Up: Art Inspiration from Austin House Tours

Hanging Up: Art Inspiration from Austin House Tours

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 1, 2011

Whether it's a big family with kids, a couple with fun pets or a single guy or gal, there's one thing many Austin homes have in common: a deep and respectful love of fun local art, art with big bold colors or art displayed in a unique way. This round up is helpful if you're looking for art ideas for your new place (or a place you've been in awhile).

After the big pieces of furniture have been moved in and the boxes with the most essentials have been unloaded (and all others shoved to corners to be dealt with tomorrow or next month), there's one thing that you can do to almost instantly make a space feel like home. Hang up some art. Whether you have a big collection or just a burgeoning one, hanging your favorite painting/print/mobile in a new spot in your new home just kind of puts the cherry on top. And though it might not be the most vital thing to do, or even the most efficient/logical thing to do, we always feel a little more settled in after hanging art. Blank walls can be a little depressing, don't you think? (Of course, we do admit it's easier to paint first, if you were planning on painting, before attempting some art hangs.) Here are 10 inspiring Austin homes that have some great art. We don't know if they hung these up first thing or if it took them awhile, but they can certainly serve as inspiration for your new home.

Top Row:
1) Organic and Mid-Century Modern-inspired: Nana's Warm and Modern Family Home
2) Over the fireplace: Nancy Mims' Playful and Patterned Home
3) Hanging from a wire: Deborah's Modern Shabby Chic Home
4) Frames mixed with coral: Trent's Relaxing, Beach-like Retreat
5) Oversized and modern: Ben's Warm & Cozy Austin Apartment

Bottom Row:
6) Hanging and dividing: Dave's Tiny Urban Austin Studio
7) Collaged and crafty: Alison & Brendan's Creative, Colorful, Craft-Filled Home
8) Black and white: Marco & Shanna's House of Style
9) Bold, local and lots: Ami and Sean's Colorful, Welcoming & Art-Filled Home
10) Plentiful and eat off-able: LonAnne's Vintage and Modern Texas Charmer

What order do you put your art up? Is it one of the first things you do? Or one of the last? Let us know!

Images: As linked above.

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