In yesterday’s post on quick and easy ways to refresh your home, I mentioned wall art. Today, that’s what I’m focusing on as I’ve added some more prints and frames from Poster Store to my bedroom and landing. Unlike last year when we were all in lockdown, this year we can have guests over so I’m busy making the house tidier and more welcoming. I’m excited to have mum stay over Christmas as I don’t get to see her very often. I’ve enjoyed adding some new wall art ready for the festive season…the Christmas decorations will come later. (I don’t put any Christmas decorations up before December!)
This area of the landing is what I call “world corner” on account of the map print chaise lounge (we used to have a globe on the shelf but that now lives downstairs). So when choosing prints for that part of the house I naturally chose some scenes from different parts of the world. I originally had the Taj Mahal print downstairs, but I’ve swapped it for a different one (as you’ll see further down). I think it looks much better here. The balloons at sunrise and Budapest at dusk are also perfect for this space.
My bedroom has been devoid of any artwork since we moved in eight and a half years ago! It had been on my “to do” list for ages, but I finally got around to it. And…I hung them myself…another first! I picked up a fab little kit for £1.30 at the local independent discount shop; it contained nails, different types of hooks and a mini spirit level. Hanging pictures might not seem like a big deal, but for someone with zero DIY skills it’s nothing short of a triumph!
I’ve got to admit, I was a little nervous about hitting a water pipe or electricity cable. However, I made sure I didn’t knock any nails in directly over power sockets and stayed away from anywhere there may have been pipes. The last thing I need in the run up to Christmas is an emergency plumber’s bill! Now I’ve mastered this very basic DIY task I feel a bit more confident about taking on other jobs.
I love the calming images of plants in the bedroom. The room’s colour scheme is neutrals – brown, grey and silver – so the muted tones in these prints add just enough colour. Having these nature-themed images on three of the walls finishes off the room really well.
And finally, as mentioned earlier, I switched the Taj Mahal print for this fabulous majestic leopard in a tree. I think this works better in the living room because I have various wild animal ornaments and decorations here. If it was up to me I’d have a leopard print sofa and a mirror ball in this room, but I have to restrain myself! Maybe I could sneak a leopard print throw in, that would be a start. I’ll take the stealthy approach, just like a big cat stalking its prey!
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The code is valid on all posters (except Selection Posters and frames).
Not combinable with other discount campaigns.
Valid from 22nd to 29th of November.
Disclaimer: I was gifted the prints and frames in exchange for a review. All words and opinions are my own and totally honest. I would never recommend something that I wouldn’t use myself.