You could win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to purchase some fabulous ART! All you have to do is tell me what you are doing or plan to do, to celebrate Spring within your home. Keep reading to get the details.
One way to celebrate your “Spring Fling” is with new art on your walls! That’s right, have a wild affair with accessorizing your favorite space for springtime. You will be amazed at how adding or changing just one piece of art will invigorate you and your home!
Coastal Rain via
From the tranquility of blue skies after an April shower…
Gingko Branch II via
… to the optimism of fresh foliage and butterflies fluttering around, Spring is in the air and it’s time to bring it indoors.
Recently, I chimed in on a discussion lead by Suzanne Salk who had some bright ideas on how to take your room design to the next level displaying art. More importantly, we both agreed that you don’t have to spend tons of money on art when there are fabulous options right at your finger tips (especially through my FAVORITE on-line art haven), Art.com!.
Suzanne shared her 5 most popular art themes for Spring. You will find them all through Art.com, my preferred on-line vendor for one-stop-shopping. I’ve included some tips on how to incorporate them into your design plan. When you finish, leave a comment on what you have done or plan to do to invigorate your home for Spring. *****To be eligible to win, you must post your comment at the bottom of this post, not Facebook, not Twitter nor via email. *****Your name will be included in a drawing and I will post the winners name on May 7th. Read a little further to see what the winner of the $100.00 Gift Certificate can purchase!
1. Charming and Whimsical
These pieces are a great way to express the FUN side of you. Perfect for inviting spaces such as hallways, kitchens, mudrooms or laundry rooms. When grouping them, mix it up with different frames and matting. No rules apply here.
2. Fresh Botanicals
Gingko Branch by Asia Jensen via
Buy a few framed botanicals and rest them on a mantel or shelf for a relaxed elegant look. Such images are a delicate way to ease a floral design into a room of a homeowner that is usually adverse to a floral pattern. Big graphic designs are always fun and when you have a soft wall color like buttercup, they play well against one another.
3. Metallic Highlights
Gold Swirls by Lisa Kowalski via
Metallic finishes are perfect for master suites, living rooms and dining rooms. They add sophistication and elegance to any modern room. Pair it with something like a rough textured table like stone, unfinished or reclaimed wood and the contrast is amazing. This metallic can be in the print itself or in the frame. It’s the shimmer that counts.
4. Red, Black and White
Artist Norman Wyatt Jr., see more
Notice how just a little bit of red in this print goes a long way. This may be all you need to wake up an otherwise dull space within your home. These colors will have more impact if they are mounted gallery style. A row of 4 or 5 red, black and white images will be stunning in a space that is primarily yellow, black and white.
By the way, I really like Wyatt’s work. If you are into modern design to any degree here are a few more images of his to enjoy.
Rebirth by Wyatts via
Rich and Smooth IV (for the kitchen) via
5. Pretty in Plum
Original art via Volk, see more
Plum is HOT right now! Indulge! There’s just a touch in this abstract but that’s exactly where your eye is drawn too. Plum is sweet with metallic! It’s great for a master bedroom because it’s both masculine and feminine. Add gray against it and plum becomes sultry. Cluster several images and just a few with plum and it will create depth and interest to the entire room.
Art tends to be a very personal thing. You don’t have to stick with one theme by any means. Find what excites you and incorporate that into your space. As I mentioned before, I love Vintage Posters, and I recently purchased 3 Slamming Vintage Art posters to hang on my stairway wall.
Bal Negre via
Meeting d’ Aviation Nice Via
Nippon Soul Cannon Ball Addlerly via
Once I get them framed and mounted I’ll share some pics with you! So tell me, what are your plans for your house this Spring?
Leave me a comment (on this post) and your name will be entered in a drawing to receive a $100.00 Gift Certificate towards any purchase from Art.com! It’s so easy to look for art on their website – just enter the subject, style, color or artist. The winners name will be posted on May 7th! Good Luck!