In an effort to turn our house into a home, I’m collecting ideas and inspiration for art we can hang on our bare walls. I’ve got a handful of DIY ideas and a wishlists of lovely pieces to buy, so I thought I’d turn my mullings into a little blog series – let’s call it Art for Every Room – and perhaps we can all try to include a little more art in our lives!
Here’s my second round up of wonderful art to buy (see options for your study here). I like the idea of art that is either personal or a little bit funny in a living space. We spend so much time in our living/dining room that it only makes sense to make the space feel happy and homey. If money were no object, Will and I would LOVE to hang Carla Fletcher’s The Alchemist in our living room. I love it’s quirky Australiana vibe – it’s a rather stylish homage to the motherland, no?
Here are eight other (slightly more affordable!) options I love almost as much:
I love map art! I especially love the colours in this print and I can think of a handful of Dutch friends who might appreciate this pretty piece in their home.
For the wanderer with a serious case of the travel bug, or the enthusiastic cartographer. I love all that extra white space.
If I were to hang another map in our living room (we already have one of these to pin up), it would probably be the map of my hometown Brisbane. But technically I was born in Sydney, so I’d consider this one too!
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These are the most adorable puppy oil paintings, I love the way the artist captures the light and the sweet expressions of these dogs. You can commission Erin to paint your own animal baby and I think it would add the perfect personal touch to a living space.
The quirky flamingo is my favourite bird and this pretty print available on Etsy is classy and fun and would look great in a frame, perched in a bookshelf.
This print feels a little more masculine and would work well amongst Scandinavian-inspired decor, or to bring some black and white to a wildly colourful space.
As both a math and an art geek in highschool (a rare breed, let me tell you), I laughed out loud when I first saw this piece. I’d hang it in a spot that’s not yet visible when you first enter a room – let people discover it as they settle into a comfy couch or pull up a chair for dinner.
Because everyone needs a bison in their life and in their living room.