Need Opinions- Hallway Wall (pic heavy)

I am quite busy here trying to hang as much as I can while DH is away (2 weeks for work) and I am tired of bare walls and stacks of frames!


So I was working on the hallway earlier and so far this is what I have hung...


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So my first question is, what color candles should I put on the holders?  They are currently off white and do not go with the space (the lightswitch plate is currently being painted black) I was thinking of mod podging some scrap book paper on to the current candles since I never light them I don't see it as being a fire hazzard...


Here is the paper I was thinking of using:


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or


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and my next question is about the 'b's' under with the three frames...


Do you think they look out of place?  If so should I just take them down and center the horizontal picture below the two above?


 


My origional thoughts when I bought the b's were to use them in an application like this


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http://www.projectphxhome.com/2011/04/frame-wall.html


on this wall, which is what you walk into when coming into the hall from the living room wall...


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Posted on September 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm
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In terms of using modge-podge on the candle holders, I say go for it!  I just wonder how nicely the scrapbook paper will form around them.  Have you tried that before?  When I've modge-podged I've usually used origami paper since it is a bit thinner.  I do agree, if you aren't going to burn the candles there shouldn't be a concern.


I'm trying to think about candle color too...do you think an ivory would look better?  Not as harsh as white?  Maybe another shade of green?  I see a decorative plate on the wall...what colors are in it?  Maybe a color from the plate to "pull" from it?


I don't think you should take your B's down...I love your intention!  I'm thinking they might need to be moved close together.  Maybe you can frame a smaller photo of you and DH, like a 4x6 or 5x7, and put that beneath the B's to help anchor them and pull them into the overall loo.?  Something like this, maybe?


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Posted on September 18, 2011 at 7:17 am
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I really like Athena's ideas...I agree!  I think it may be hard for the paper to form to the candles, but def give it a try!!  I like the first paper for that :)  If they don't work out I would get a different color candle for a nice pop of color.  What colors are on that plate?

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 11:05 am
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You might even be able to find contact paper in a similar pattern and use that. :)

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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Funny thing... I am kinda really liking the placement of everything on that wall with the b's... I guess looking at it for a while it grows on you... We'll see what DH thinks about it before I do anything else... and if he doesn't like it, we'll give athena's idea (which I really like too!)


Here is a pic with the "new" light switch cover... I think it balances it a little (maybe)


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As for the candle and the plate...


 


The plate has just about every color in it...


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There is off-white in the plate which matches the candle but I wasn't too keen on the off-white candles and the bright white trip in the room...


I have tried a burgandy candle (which is square or I'd stick it up there) just to see the color and it looked kinda nice, so I might go that route.


I was all prepared to try the paper on the candles and now I'm afraid too!  Although I did see something on Pinterest where you dip candles into melted crayons to add colors, maybe I could add color that way, even do more than one color (which would probably be way to much for the little space and right next to the brightly colored plate)


 


Thanks for your input... it helps me sort out all the ideas in my own head! haha


I guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open and see what I can come across.

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm
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I know what you mean!  Sometimes you doubt things, then they grow on you :) 


That's a cool plate!

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 4:31 am
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Thanks, it was a wedding gift... handmade from some artsy place 

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

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