I wanted to liven up the empty wall above my couch with my small collection of art prints… so I headed over to Ikea this month for some frames and mounting materials.
Hanging art is intimidating; you don’t want to add more holes and marks than you need and you want everything level and centered. Not to mention choosing the type of frames you want and what prints to go into them! I researched a bit and found this easy tutorial on how to hang art in groups from Apartment Therapy here.
The general idea is to pick a focal point print and make everything else “step down” from it. I like this arrangement because it has room for growth if I decide to add more prints to the mix.
Here I chose my Ashley G. “Even Superheroes Need a Break” print as the focal point and arranged the rest of my frames on the floor.
After settling on an arrangement I made note of the center of my grouping and I tried my best to line this up with the middle of my couch. I’ve read that artwork should be around 6 to 8 inches above the couch so I used that as a guideline.
I also updated the couch with a couple silk pillowcases with yellow Ikat print… all the way from Uzbekistan! It came in a gorgeous, simple paper parcel with twine and a wax stamp… It was such a nice touch and I wish more people still did this.
Also, I havn’t had much luck thrifting clothing/accessories lately but I did manage to find 3 adorable mugs for $0.99 each… the printed ones are from the coveted Orla Kiely for Target line!
Yep… I’m still organizing my new place. And I’ve introduced a few additions to the condo decor recently!
Meet my Kid Robot Eggy Dunny & kitchen sponge in a space suit from Daiso to help out with cleaning! I liked my space man so much I even bought a backup twin.
I also got this little green devil for my workspace… just a couple bucks at the Macy’s after Christmas sale.
I’m looking to expand my collection of vinyl toys in the future and sprinkle them throughout the space. But for now I’m content with my two little buddies (plus sponge).
Something to dizzy up a dull Wednesday.
If you’re in need of some color inspiration… whether it be for decorating your pad, doing your makeup, or simply dressing up for the day, check out The Color Collective! It’s one of my daily reads.
I love the look of color gradients! And most times you don’t realize the exact hues that compose a scene or photograph, since the ratios of each color can trick the eye.
Some of my favorites: