I love empty walls, for they are full of future possibilities. Although you won’t find a lot of empty walls in my house. Every spot is pretty much taken. But I do admit that it’s not always easy finding an affordable yet beautiful piece of art. Something that would make your heart stop and your face smile.
Recently I was looking for some original prints for my kitchen and my bedroom. Something bright, modern and delicate. I knew that if I’ll get a print in Ikea, than I’ll see the same one in many of my friends homes. But I didn’t want to worry about framing it. Because it always takes more time then you think it would ( like this print that spent a year in my drawer).
And then I got to know Minted. Now I’m hooked! It was just really difficult choosing among so many beautiful prints. After 3 days of drooling over their website (I’m not exaggerating, you can ask my husband) I finally decided that our lives will never be the same unless we get six new prints.
Here is what I got for my kitchen, it was the first two prints that I noticed, and every time I walk by I smile. ( I really think that art should either make you smile, or think.)
They fit perfectly my kitchen, and now doing the dishes is slightly less detestable (ok, just a tiny bit, because I really hate doing the dishes).
And just look at this frame:
Now choosing art for my bedroom was really difficult. First, my husband wanted to choose with me. Second, my style was already pretty much set ( I call it french country meets happy modern) so it needed to fit. And third, I still wanted something meaningful.
So if you feel like it’s overwhelming, here are my tips for choosing art for your home :
1. Start with a source.
I really suggest Minted, because they have amazing choice of prints, and they take care of framing it as well. And it’s all shipped at your door.
2. Define your style.
Do you like contrast or soft lines? Bold colours or delicate hues? Is your style modern or classic? Or maybe eclectic?
3. Mix and match.
Mix frames and sizes. Think about a colour palette, and find prints that reflect it.
4. Go with your feelings.
If a piece of art makers you feel happy, moved or reminds you of a special moments, then obviously it’s what you have been looking for.
So in my bedroom my colour palette was a lot of blue hues with white. Now if you have a look here, you’ll see that I have a little driftwood hanging above the bed. I made it last year, and it always makes me think about that day by the lake when I was looking for driftwood with my daughter.
So the prints I chose for my bedroom reflect the colour palette, and my hopeless love for the beach life. My husband is actually a huge surf fan, so I got this one especially for him:
I was tempted to keep those hexagons by my bedside. But when you live in a house with little kids, you don’t leave delicate objects below 2 meters high. So I didn’t.
And here is the close up to all four of my new bedroom prints, aren’t they just perfect?
Do you like redecorating your home?
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Disclosure: I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own.