I am literally like a broken record when I talk about making our house a home but it’s so important for me to get it right, and it seems like a never-ending task. This is our forever home and I want to do things the right way first time.
One of the things our house is missing at the moment is family photos and prints to make the walls less bare. Part of the reason for that is because I’d like to decorate each room properly before putting things on the wall and on display. The other part is that I just haven’t really figured out what I want on the wall yet.
However, there are definitely a couple of rooms that are ready for a few accessories; our bedroom, the bathroom and (for the time being) our kitchen. Though we have huge plans for the kitchen in the coming months – more on that in a post soon! Anyway, these rooms have been sitting pretty bare since we moved in. They have all the staples you’d expect in each of them, but all equally lacking a little ‘home’, a little something ‘extra’ – and in this post it’ll be all about the prints!
Our Family Bathroom
Ok, so I don’t totally hate it but I don’t totally love it either. It’s very classic and old-ish but with an air of luxury. It’s the kind of thing I’d probably expect to see in a slightly older hotel. We’ve got a gorgeous roll top bath but the sink isn’t for us and the dark finish on the sink unit and toilet seat is awful but for now it’ll have to do, until we finally get round to ripping it all out and putting in something we do love. The wood cladding on the bottom half of the wall isn’t too bad though, to be fair.
The only way, really, to try and bring it together is by just popping a few of our own little items around. Candles, plants and a nice print, or two, can make for a nice, little feature corner in the bathroom. Not so much that it overpowers everything else in the room, but just enough to steer away from the things we don’t like.
I’ve kept it quite minimal with a ‘So Fresh & So Clean’ print from Posterlounge, which I’ve popped in a frame and hung up above the toilet. But I’ve also added a print on wood from Posterlounge in ‘Palm Leaf II’ as well as a candle I got for my birthday. These small touches bring that corner in and make this bathroom a whole lot better than it did before. I’ve since decided to add a marble effect toilet brush and a real life plant from IKEA.
Our Master Bedroom
This is, of course, the biggest room on the first floor – it’s also the one with the most empty wall space I think. We treated ourselves to all the usual suspects when we moved in; a super-king bed, some new bedside tables and lamps but we haven’t really gotten anywhere with the decor as such.
I have a vision of what I want above the bed, so that space (for now) is reserved for pictures of the kids, but the wall space to the side and the wall as you walk in still remain bare. I decided to go all ‘leafy’ again with another poster print by Posterlounge called “Perceptive Dream v2”. I went for slightly bigger than the other prints I got as I wanted it to be a statement piece in the room. It looks amazing! Don’t you agree? Once we get the other pictures up above the bed, and the TV on the wall, and the butler table in the corner I so desperately want (deep breath!), I think it’ll all look so, so good!
I have been wanting some kind of print in my kitchen for a while but as we’ve just decided to put in for planning permission to extend it I’m a bit reluctant to get anything done in here. Instead I’ve opted for a simple ‘Bon Appetit’ print which I’ve framed and will get on the wall one all the work is over! For now, it’s resting on my kitchen windowsill next to a lovely little plant. I love the way the creeper outside frames the window inside. Nothing like a bit of nature indoors!
I finally chose the ‘And’ print on Forex which is a lightweight foam but a bit more robust.This ampersand is super on trend and it’s quite gritty/marbly in effect, rather than a straight forward bit of black font. The forex is super light and, quite honestly, you wouldn’t even need to have any proper fixtures as I’m pretty sure some Blu-tack could hold this up if you fancied moving it around.
I’m leaning it on the ledge above our hallway radiator which I think looks fantastic near my new plant holder. It’s kind of hidden and emerging from something quite wild-like and I just think it looks super cool – in my opinion – but then it’s my house so I wouldn’t say any different.
I am now thinking though that there’s quite a lot of wall space above the ledge that I’d like to fill! Any ideas?
Have You Heard Of Posterlounge?
I hadn’t until just a few weeks ago when I happened to come across them online. I’m a bit of a stickler for ‘good quality’ since we moved in the house. I’d rather spend a bit more and get what I want, rather than settling for second best. The best bit is, I don’t have to spend more to get first best because Posterlounge are, not only awesomely priced, their prints are of the highest quality.
With a print you kind of just expect a sheet of paper with the words/design/art printed directly onto it but the basic prints I received from Posterlounge felt almost embossed and the words were almost raised off the page. The wood print and the forex (foam type) materials were also super high quality and you can just tell they’re going to last. And they’re so easy to shop for too – that is, I mean, once you’ve actually decided on what prints you want out of the vast range they have online. The choice is huge and it took me ages to pick because I loved so many of them.
It was incredibly easy to click through, choose the print, select the material and the size and add it to my basket. I could choose from a couple of different effects, whether to mirror or flip the images to make it something unique to me and I think that’s definitely a huge selling point there, aside from the fantastic prices, delivery and overall quality of everything.
I did order the frames separately from another company but Posterlounge had provided holes where needed in the wooden print and hanging materials for the forex print too. I’d love to know what prints you’d choose and where you’d put them? And I’m going to make it harder for you because I’ve got a £40 voucher to giveaway to one lucky winner!
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