Adding Art to Your Home
As someone who has moved pretty much every 1-2 years my whole life, I've never been one to hang art on the walls. Living mostly in rentals, I figured it was a waste of time to figure out how to hang stuff up without damaging the walls. After moving recently, I finally decided it was time to actually personalize my bedroom. Basically, I went from no art to a ton of art, and I learned a lot along the way:
- People tend to think art is super expensive, but it doesn't have to be! Places like Society6 or Urban Outfitters have great, affordable prints. There's also typically a great selection of paintings on Overstock, which is where I got all of my Degas paintings. You can even just get your own photos printed whether that's regular photographs or you could go for something like my metal Instagram prints from Social Print Studio.
- Color coordination is only as necessary as you want it to be. Since my bedroom is mostly white, I went with art that had a lot of punchy blues, greens, and pinks. If you tend to go pretty minimal with your decor, art is a nice way to add some color to a space.
- Decorate with art that means something to you. Not saying it all has to be deeply personal, but pick prints that you love or connect with. One of my favorite pieces is a photo my boyfriend took in a frame he hand-painted. Not only is it awesome and perfectly suited to my style, it's a constant reminder of someone special to me.
- Have fun with it! Don't be afraid to let loose a little. Eclectic gallery walls are always fun. You can always hang objects, not just prints. You can even thrift frames and DIY them any way you please. The more you have fun picking out items, the more personality it will bring to your space.
- When it comes to hanging my two favorite tools are museum/sticky putty and Command strips. If you use them properly, you can hang items easily and they won't do any damage to your walls.
Hope these tips help! Happy decorating!