16 Jan 2018 46 comments

Picking Prints For Our Home.

Picking prints that we love…

In the last year, our place has really come together; we finally got the kitchen floor redone, we committed to a new bed we liked and found a few pieces of forever furniture I know we’ll have for a long time.
The only thing left was the art! Our white walls were looking a bit bare, so I knew it was time to go on a print-searching spree.

I didn’t want just anything hanging on our walls, I was on a mission to find interesting, bright pieces that represented us both. I wanted cheerful art that I’d never get bored of – and finally, I think I’ve done it.

In the bedroom…

We have very high ceilings throughout our place, they look wonderful but it can be SO tough to style ’em because they always end looking oddly bare at the top.
Anyway, I managed to work with them in the bedroom by strategically placing a few art pieces throughout.

Some of the first prints I bought for the place were these Hotel Magique prints, a brand that I found through Pinterest. I saw this palm tree print on a random pin and it took me FOREVER to track down the brand! Like, I really searched and searched to find the artist.
When I eventually found the site, I didn’t even end up buying that print in the end anyway (why am I like this), and instead went for this Je T’aime Magique print, next to this Holiday Inn print.
I adore them, it was just what this (previously very bare) wall needed. I’m definitely going to purchase a few more prints from ’em.

Usually I would just shop around the print stores and find unique pieces, but I found Jennifer Ament through Pinterest again and I was obsessed.
I got the Magic Hands print and I love it, it’s just what I envisioned for above our fireplace in the bedroom. I’m planning another order because there’s a few more prints I love, but the only issue is that it takes me forever to get round to framing them, so they sit unloved in their tube for ages until I take them in! Must be better.

Also in our bedroom, I chose a couple of colour block style pieces for above our bed. I bought these because I instantly loved how minimal yet eye-catching there are, I didn’t really think about where I would put them because at this point, we had so many blank walls to choose from!
I realised the pink and mustard details would go perfectly with our bed, and it all came together.

Our print collection has updated every room in our home!

In our living room…

We have another very blank wall in our living room, and I’ve been meaning to make a gallery wall like we have in our hallway (which I still very much love, you can see that post here!).
Jordan is the gallery wall superstar though so I’ve been waiting until he’s had a day off so he can plan it out.

Like last time, I searched through Society6 for prints that I thought summed us up. I usually type key words to find what I love – Jordan and I are both Star Wars fans, so I managed to stumble upon a cute blush print of Chewie and Han, which I think is sold out now. There were more Star Wars prints I wanted, so that’s inconvenient… but hopefully the artist relaunches them.
I also bought this line art form print, which is pretty simple but a nice addition to the mantlepiece.

Another pick I saw and instantly loved is this Stay Cool number, I think gallery walls should have a little bit of typography so this is the perfect addition.

In keeping with my bright type theme, I found this Le Grande Fromage print by Teri and had to have it! Isn’t it just the coolest find?! I can’t resist a bit of colour, me.

Usually I would just buy frames off Amazon and frame the prints myself, but this time we decided to go to a Framers near us to choose the finished product ourself.
It was a little more expensive than my usual option (although not as bad as I thought!), and it took a couple of weeks, but I really feel like the whole experience was well worth it.

We got to pick the exact frames for every print, and the framer himself really helped us to make decisions. I think when you’re buying original prints, it makes sense to spend a little extra to frame them perfectly.

Now all I have to do is complete the gallery wall, hang a few more prints which are currently just leaning at the minute, and decide on a few more additions for around the house!

What do you think of my picks?

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