Friday, January 28, 2011
Art work on the "cheap"
However after living in older houses that undoubtedly had a lot of character, we found once we had settled into our new home and had a chance to "look around", that it felt a bit sterile. Lots of white is a wonderful look, but it needs to be balanced with great accessories or artwork (I think anyway).
However, after buying a new home, like most young couples with children, spending lots of money on art work is the last thing on the list of things to do. So, taking one room at a time, I have set about de-sterilizing our lovely house. So far kids rooms done, living and dining area almost done, and big hallway done. Just a few more rooms to go....
Although I am getting some gorgeous artwork very soon from my beautiful friend Sarah who is an artist and interior designer (You can follow Sarah on twitter : http://twitter.com/#!/Sarahidmentor for lots of great design advice). I am really excited to put them on the wall, as I love a home full of art.
The few images you see here come from a gorgeous blog http://preciousstyle.blogspot.com/2009/01/say-yes-to-color.html . They capture that beautiful light feeling lots of white gives but the importance of colour to make it homely and lovely.
Lots of lovely ideas - one day I will put them into practice.