With summer over and the nesting seasons in full force, the project for J and I over the Fall/Winter is to finally finish up the condo. While all the major renovations are done, the “pretty-ing“ it up part is yet to really begin. We had planned for it to be done by now (well, as done as it can be, because is it ever really done?), but shit happens and we decided to take a break over the summer. In its current state, the condo feels like a bit of an empty shell and doesn’t give you that “feels like home” hug when you walk through the door. Time to change that!
As the walls are the biggest reason it feels shell-like around here, I figured I would start there. The walls in our condo are pretty much naked aside from the odd print. In fact, I have more prints waiting to be framed then I do on the walls. That makes total sense huh? The thing is, filling the walls with prints has always been an issue for me. I get so overwhelmed by all the choices and immediately turn to my trusty friend – procrastination. Even when I get prints, I go back and forth on how to group them, what style frame, which wall…the list goes on.
As I hunted for inspiration, I realized I was most drawn to collections that were predominantly black and white. Can I get a huge sigh of relief? As mentioned, I have a hard time deciding on prints, but with a narrowed down focus, it feels so much easier. Hopefully, grouping them will feel just as easy. It will right?
Here are a few I recently purchased. Lovely aren’t they?
I have a lot of wall to cover and so the hunt isn’t over yet. I’ve started to gather them all on a Pinterest board if you’d like to check them out. But, here are a few I have on my potential purchase list.
Of course, the odd colourful print won’t be turned away. I already have some and love them too much not to show them off. I’m just not sure how I’ll incorporate them yet.
How do you approach your gallery walls? Is there a theme? Or do you just group them together randomly? I’d love to hear how you’re doing it and if you have photos, share!