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Lately I’ve been working on decluttering our flat and finishing off small projects that I’ve been telling myself I’ll get round to doing for months – I’m sure you’ll know how it is! Now that I’ve ticked off some of the more mundane tasks, I’ve turned my focus to our bedroom, which has definitely been more rewarding.
I love the way our bedroom has come together, it’s very serene and spacious which is exactly what I think a bedroom should feel like. With that in mind, we did need to update the artwork in here so I partnered with Desenio to give this room a bit of a rejig! I’m so happy with the pieces I chose, they really compliment the wooden floors and rattan furniture in here perfectly.
Working in artwork can be tricky, especially when it’s the finishing touch to a space. I thought I’d share some of the things I considered when I was picking prints and styling them in our bedroom…
Choosing a Colour Palette
I looked to the accents in our room and then chose key hues to work with. I love neutrals so I did choose quite a monochrome palette which I then accentuated by pairing the art with beautiful oak frames. The light wood sets off the prints perfectly, as well as tying in the furniture and floors again. The result is a homely vibe in this oh so calming room!
Not content with all monochrome, I did decide to include a pop of colour with this White Swirls poster, it compliments our bedframe perfectly and adds a bit of warmth to the space too.
Deciding on Imagery
Whether you’re down for an abstract style or something more refined, there is no rule book when it comes to picking prints so I always think you can have free reign with it! I definitely have a particular style that I am drawn to, like simple illustrations and line drawings, although I do love something a bit more graphic like this Monochrome Shapes print which I placed on my bedside table.
For me, artwork is a way to inject a bit of personality, so we’ve really used the prints we’ve picked to express ourselves. The result is a bit of a combination of styles, but I do think they flow so well together.
Choosing Something Bold
While most of the prints we chose are quite pared back, this Three Faces Line Art print is a bit of an out-there addition that I was drawn to as soon as I saw it! We had an awkward corner near the window to fill, you can see it from the hallway so it needed something graphic and eye-catching.
I actually worked the other prints around this poster because I think it’s such a statement addition, and the wooden frame only serves to make it stand out further!
Ways To Display
You can create a really simple but stand-out arrangement with just a few prints; it’s all in the way you style them!
The beauty of art prints is that you can lean them without having to make them permanent; I can never commit to hanging frames because I love swapping them out when the room needs a refresh. I chose this Poppy line print as a simple addition to the sideboard at the end of our bed, which I then styled with some black and white accessories to create a really considered space that can be changed up as and when I feel like it.
I did have this simple White Flow print in mind for here, I thought the pink details would revive the room and pair up perfectly with the other pink print. In the end I thought the Poppy illustration was a little more understated, but I have no doubt I’ll eventually swap them round!
These prints really were the finishing touches in this room and I couldn’t be happier with how the space has turned out! If you’re thinking of updating your home with some artwork, you can use my Desenio code KATELAVIE35 for 35% off prints* on all Desenio sites until midnight 25/7/19 (UK time) as part of the Desenio Big Summer Sale.
Which prints do you have your eye on?
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