Many of us are yearning for a change of scenery, but - between Covid and Punxatawney Phil - it’s pretty clear we’re going to be snugged like bugs in our rugs for a while longer. The long winter gives us time to assess our spaces and ‘scapes and create some change. Let's start with wall decor!
Thus far in 2021, my mind goes to: Cozy. Natural. Whites. Comfortable.
One of the simplest ways to freshen a room is updating and changing out some wall art or wall decor. A bare wall makes me sad at first. Then, I get giddy when I realize it’s a blank canvas!
You can go a couple different ways. You might be looking for a seasonal change of scenery OR adding a permanent piece of art to a gallery wall. Vic and I picked a variety of wall decor pieces for this post that will hopefully get you thinking, “Yes, I can be happy and snug in my haven for a little while longer!”
Massachusetts-based photographer Elise Meader asked on her Instagram, “Does this make me weird or can you totally relate/appreciate a good cow photo?”
No, not weird, and yes, these cows are adorable and wall-worthy!
Elise has a full series of fabulous Highland Cattle prints. Each cow is printed on natural canvas fabric and framed in thin, stained, reclaimed wood. Choose from three sizes. Here are my faves:
G3 features a happy, hairy Highland ready for a closeup. Elise is a master at capturing light and contrast, leaving each image popping off the canvas with contrast and character.
G2 shows us a massive male with a moody look and long bangs. Maybe he's flirtin' a little or perhaps just expressing his dominance.
G6 highlights one massive, horned Highland with sandy hair and a curious demeanor.
One of our most popular farmhouse signs offers the best saying, “Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations.” For now, you can gaze at this. Difficult Roads Farmhouse Window Frame and imagine the amazing places you’ll go - hopefully soon! It’s chock full of rustic charm with a charcoal font on natural canvas. It’s framed in an old farmhouse window with a little hardware added for character, making each one unique. As these are constructed with old farmhouse windows, they can run from 14” to 18” wide and 28" to 32" high.
The concept of hand-painted drop cloths used as wall art is one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” great ideas. These Life is Amazing Long Painted Drop Cloths are nice in that you can change up part of a wall for the season at a reasonable price. Each cloth is one-of-a-kind, hand painted in Texas and printed with a lovely saying about being present and grateful. Choose from vintage tacks for each corner or a scroll with twine for hanging.
Your boho abode is about to get happy with this simple Gabriel Rattan Wall Hanger with 4 Hooks. Say goodbye to those basic wood and metal wall hooks, and hang this woven rattan set. Then, let your imagination run wild when deciding what to hang from those hooks. The boho farmhouse décor piece has a classic 1970s feeling but with a modern twist. Let’s get boho chic this spring with a modern-meets-classic vibe.
“Just living is not enough, one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower” are words to embrace on this Just living Is Not Enough Wall Tarp. This statement piece is the right accent for just about any wall. Paint adds a tiny gloss to the canvas, and each is crinkled and wrinkled to vintage perfection - making each one unique.
Instantly make a room look bigger and pop with a framed mirror, such as this rustic Cane Woven Framed Mirror The caning offers a fresh, natural look, and the frame on this mirror is excellent. Give this a try in a powder room or a smallish bedroom. It’s versatile and California fresh!
Thank you, Rose Buds for all of your wonderful suggestions for blog post ideas. You’re going to see more posts in this space all year, so please keep those questions and ideas coming. We’re so pumped for our spring goodies - and you know winter will be over soon enough!