For a few months now I have had two large IKEA Ribba frames sitting behind the sofa in our living room. My plan is to add prints and hang them. Radical, I know.
But what prints to use?? Should I go through my Places board on Pinterest for beautiful images like this one and have them processed like a photo? Or, as an engineering print from Staples? Will they be high enough resolution for the size I need (20x16)??
The look I am going for is large format like these inspiration images.
But with TWO prints over the couch instead of just one.
This is a partial shot of the wall above the couch (from the holidays).
The wall material is cinder block. It's painted and smooth and doesn't make me feel like I am in a basement. I dig it but realize it's not for everyone--and maybe not even for us forever. The wooden beams from the cathedral ceilings end on this wall. To the right is the fireplace, which needs a mantel, and then beyond that is a shorter bit of wall.
I want a graphic print for the (forthcoming) mantel. There is now a beachy pastel watercolor, hung horizontally, on the wall behind where the Christmas tree was in the photo above.
One of the methods I use when I am designing a room is to create a collage on PicMonkey. It's super easy to use and free.
Here are a few different options using prints from Minted. I chose Minted because they are one of the sponsors of the One Room Challenge and I like the many different options (423 art prints; some available in multiple colors; all in a variety of sizes). This is not a sponsored post. But you can get 10% off your purchase through May 4th using the code MOMDAY14.
|Rectangles Revisited //LA Sky // D'Office Malta|
|Paris is Always a Good Idea // Runaway|
I like this combo of city and beach as well as the way the neutrals subtly combine with the colors in the graphic pattern.
|Joel Surf 2 // Rooftops of Paris|
|Highway Wildflowers // California Dreams // Violet Innertube 1|
Lots of decisions! Besides Minted's selection, there is the incomparably fabulous Gray Malin, tons of favorites on Etsy, and local sources.
What do you think?? Do you have a favorite combo?