After 5 months and serval re-jiggs, I’m finally happy with how the wall art in my flat is looking! As a student, I don’t have the budget for luxury art or fancy frames so I’ve had to be frugal. Most of my art prints were free and all the frames are from B&M and IKEA. Let’s take a look…
L I V I N G R O O M
My living room, dining area and the kitchen are all in one so I have some larger walls to cover. When we first moved in I created a little gallery wall with multicoloured images and frames of different shapes and colours. It was nice at the time but I outgrew it quickly. Although I still like all the individual images, I now prefer a more formal approach- 6 equal-sized images, all complimenting each other. As I’m the one in the house who makes most of the interior decisions, I’ve made sure that the pictures reflect Jakes interests. All of these images, aside from the Boxer one, are from Pinterest. I just search ‘free wall art printables’ or just search for the kind of thing I want eg. Jazz Club or Vintage Black and White Photos.
TOP ROW: A photo of a jazz club. DESENIO boxer print (here), Jake is really into boxing and I love the vintage vibe of this. Photo of the Cavern in Liverpool, Jake and I have visited before. BOTTOM ROW: Photo collage of Jack Kerouac, one of Jake’s fave author. Photo of ballerinas in Paris, two things I love. A photo of a Tiger, not much reason behind this I just liked it. FRAMES: All of these frames are from B&M, a pack of 3 for only a fiver!
K I T C H E N
There is a perfect spot above my little kitchen island for a frame. This is the area I keep all my herbs, spices and oils to hand for when I’m cooking. I knew I wanted the print to be food-focused and I love the vintage feel of this one! I used to have a rosemary print above here but it now feels a little basic, I much prefer this one! I just googled vintage food posters and simply saved it to PDF.
S P A R E R O O M
I’ve already written a blog post on how I’ve styled my spare room to be comfortable for my guests, you can read it here. For the walls, I kept it simple with these two wooden frames and prints from Tiger. They’re simple yet effective and I’d love to buy more! I love the Scandi style of the font and the colours add a bit of vibrancy to the very neutral room.
As I’m renting, I use the Command strips to hang the frames and I haven’t had any issues with them yet (asides from the price). I recommend to anyone who wants to jazz up their walls! I’ll be writing another blog post soon showing my bedroom and back room, as they’re not quite where I want them to be yet! Keep an eye on my Instagram @georgiawin and my home hashtag #thebrightonerhome for more interiors posts soon. Thanks for reading!