Prints and Pictures

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.

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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.

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Image via mashka.co.uk

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!)

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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!

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Image via The Poster Club

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!

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Image via Sweet Pea Paperie

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?

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Prints and Pictures

  1. Love your selection of prints, I would go with monochrome and a little colour added in too. I normally have my own artwork in my house but also want something different, will definitely be creating palm tree art for my art shop when I get the time! Love your blog, I need to get back into posting on my interior blog too! x

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    1. That sounds like a good compromise Asma – monochrome with a bit of colour! Love the idea of displaying your own artwork ! How fab! And thank you lovely, that’s so sweet of you to say!! xxx

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  2. I love that map print!
    I’ve actually found a lot of artwork for my son’s nursery gallery wall for free online. It just takes a lot of time and patience to search Pinterest but people offer great freebies on blogs, particularly in the US. All you need is some decent card and a printer and you’re done! I’ve even found some lovely artwork that you can personalise with names and/or letters. X

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  3. I’ve found some really good quality and great budget quote prints from Not on the High Street. Ive bought quite a few but love them so much we can’t decide which room to hang them in, so we keep buying more!

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  4. I’ve been lusting after your Fox print and trying to find a simular one for ages! Slightly outside of my budget though! I just love your dining room, I’ve just found a Blaeu wall map which is perfect for my colour scheme which is similar to yours. I love adding to it when I find the perfect accessories!! Thanks for sharing xx

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