If you are staring at a blank wall and are not sure how to handle it, one of the simplest solutions is slapping up some art. Particularly, something oversized to create a more high end look. We had this huge blank wall ourselves, and solved this issue by putting up some oversized art in our dining room. It’s the first thing our guests see when they enter our home, and now it’s one of the most commented on pieces!
Remember in the spring when I decorated my dining room start to finish in 6 weeks as part of the One Room Challenge?
Now that it’s over, I’ve caught my breath and am ready to discuss details. I had a lot of questions about where this art was framed- how expensive it was, etc. Here are all the details about how quickly I was able to get my hands on the most beautiful oversized print… and in its own custom frame.
This post has been sponsored by Minted. My experience with Minted and my opinions are my own.
Our Dining Room Art Goals
What I wanted: an oversized piece of art in our dining room, easy to frame. With wallpaper and trim work, I wasn’t going to clutter the walls with lots of small art pieces that would feel overwhelming. Better to just – wham – throw up one big piece of oversized art to focus on, and let your eyes rest a bit.
Finding Oversized Art
I reached out to Minted to see if they would be interested in a partnership, having seen their website with quite a few things I was considering. It was actually a bit of a risk, because I actually had no personal experience with their art- only their holiday cards a few years ago. But art is a whole other beast.
I am picky about my frames- clean lines only for me, nothing too thick or ornate. Minted had exactly the type of frame I like, in various finishes. Minted also has a great website to sort through, not too overwhelming which is often the case when picking out art!
My plan I shared on my instagram stories
Jose and I picked out the “Days in Paris” (out of their rotating limited edition art– a favorite of mine!) print of Paris architecture by Jessica Nugent because of the calming colors. With the bold navy wallpaper, I liked the muted colors this print featured so it wouldn’t compete with the room. We choose Paris because we are hoping to book our first trip there in the Fall.
After measuring to make sure it was big enough, I went with the biggest size that Minted allows- 54” x 40”. Go big or go home, right? I put painters tape on the wall measuring out exactly where it would go, and left it there for a few days to make sure it was the perfect size.
Minted gives you the option to just buy the print only, canvas, or have it in the frame of your choice. They show the art you are picking out next to humans that replicate the size of what your choice. We chose the natural raw wood frame with a small white border around the print.
The cost of these choices is listed at $668. They don’t charge for shipping or returns.
Our Oversized Art In The Dining Room
We placed our order on April 27th, and on May 6th I came home to find it outside my garage! Ten days from order to arrival of a massive piece of art!
Obviously because I am an impatient child, I couldn’t resist immediately taking off most of the packaging on the porch, so I could take a peek.
Like I said, I had never owned any art from Minted before so I didn’t know what to expect. The print was crystal clear. The muted colors are dreamy. The frame is made of every light wood. On the back of the frame it has teeth on both sides for hanging. These teeth will sit nicely on hooks installed on your wall.
Because life is never simple, I couldn’t use these teeth though. My frame had to sit out from the wall by two inches to go over the molding. I had my handyman attach a small piece of wood on the back of the frame. He put another piece on the wall for the wood to attach to. Now it sits flush with the moldings.
Our oversized art is a show stopper you guys! Although framed oversized art is never cheap by any means, these pieces from Minted I consider a worthwhile investment.
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(Our white side chairs are found here on Amazon!)
Oversized Kid’s Art
Since our initial experience with this company, we actually bought two more pieces from Minted! These pieces were not sponsored by Minted. We went with the same type of frame, for large kid’s art we wanted in both our boy’s bedrooms. They have one of the best selections of children’s art.
(More pictures of Leo’s coastal bedroom can be seen here)
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I love Minted as an easy art source! This is especially true for my kids rooms! If you are staring at a big blank wall like I was in my dining room, I hope this review is helpful!