Wall art is one of my favourite things to buy! It’s so easy to change the look of a room just by adding or updating prints and pictures.
The vintage map above the fireplace in my living room was the first thing I bought, and the look of the room really came from this. I chose the grey wall colour to make the map stand out, and added gold accessories throughout the room to match the frame. As soon as I put the map on the wall, the room just seemed to come together.
Same story for the dining room, this quirky image by artist Kerry Eggleton was chosen way before the paint or any of the furniture. It was fun and individual – exactly what I wanted from my new, open-plan and sociable kitchen-diner.
Now I’m on the hunt for some artwork for my newly decorated bedroom. I have a few small, typographic prints on my mantlepiece but think I need a larger, statement print for above my bed – as it’s currently looking rather bare. Very bare, in fact. (Yes, I know – I’m not meant to be shopping this month – but the room just looks so unfinished at the moment!)
The room is a tad more colourful than I had originally planned (I kinda went crazy with a patterned rug and brightly coloured throw!) so I thought I’d tone it down a bit with a large but simple, black and white print above the bed.
I’m clearly not capable of toning it down though as I have fallen in love with this colourful print from The Poster Club (which you would have seen on my wish list this week). If I decide it’s not right for my bedroom I’m determined to use this somewhere in my home, I just love it!
The Poster Club is the one of the best sites I’ve come across for up-to-date, on trend artwork. If you’re an Instagram obsessive like me, you’ll recognise a lot of their prints – I’ve picked just a few of my favourites below.
Another great shop is Society 6 – they have a such a huge range you’re bound to find something you love on this site. I currently have these three sat in my basket…aren’t they pretty??
I can’t talk about prints without mentioning Etsy – it’s the best place to pick up a bargain and you can even buy digital files usually for less than a fiver which you can download and print yourself.
One of my favourite Etsy shops is Sweet Pea Paperie, which I am also lucky enough to be a Brand Rep for – just check out this lovely flamingo print!
Where do you shop for art? Do you have a particular style that you stick to or do you mix it up? And what do you think I should go for in my new bedroom, shall I stick to monochrome or embrace the colour?