Creative wall art………

Hey folks,

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve been a busy bee finishing up a few different projects and also planning a trip of a lifetime with my other half. We’re heading off traveling around South America soon for a few months where I’m sure I’ll see some amazing places and gather some fantastic inspiration – which of course I will share on here ;-)

I’ve just been browsing through Pinterest – yes, I am addicted – but I’m sure there are a few other Pinterest-addicts out there reading this right now! Oh how amazing it would be to work on Pinterest as your job…..DREAM job! Ok, I’m getting off the track. I came across a few really cool wall art ideas that I just really wanted to share with you.

First up… HOW cool ‘n quirky is this?

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If you’re like me and save loads of pretty/designer/fancy paper bags just because it feels like a crime to throw them out – then you will love this!! Instead of shoving your gorgeous bags into the back of the wardrobe where neither you nor anyone else can actually see or appreciate them – why not frame the bags from your favourite brands, making sure to have different shapes, sizes and colours for variety and interest and hang them in your walk-in-wardrobe/dressing area or above your dressing table in your bedroom? Totally unique, creative and personal – all for the cost of a few frames…..check out these from IKEA.

Next up… I think this is adorable. As a DIY project for Valentines Day or a wedding gift for a special friend or family member.

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Print out some maps of places you have visited with your special someone, find yourself a heart-shaped object like a cookie cutter and draw around the shape with a pencil; find yourself some sharp scissors and get cutting! Stick these to the mount and place into the frame. Such a thoughtful gift for loved ones… I am SO doing this!

Here’s a very simple, cheap but very effective idea. Here, a selection of scenic photos in the same hues of aqua blues have been arranged in the shape of a heart and simply stuck to a stark white wall. You can of course arrange them in whatever shape you want and they don’t necessarily have to be scenic shots. This is in a beach cottage so the photos used here are all beachy and in aqua tones so it works really well.

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This idea is always gonna be a winner. The gallery style symmetrical arrangement of white frames against a black-painted wall (or the opposite) This works particularly well with black and white prints or if you’re using colour prints/photos I’d set them against a white wall. Love it.

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This next idea is one I’m planning for my home office. As a designer I select lots of gorgeous wallpapers and fabrics for clients and often have to order samples in so I’m always left with some left-over samples/swatches that I refuse to throw out. I plan on framing some of my favourite samples and mounting them against a stark white wall kind of like what they’ve done here.

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What a gorgeous array of colours and patterns.

Forgive the quality of the next image but this is a personal favourite and something that’s on my never-ending To Do list for our home. Framed antique maps. Don’t ask me what it is about them but I am obsessed. A cool, meaningful and thoughtful gift to yourself or a loved one could be to frame an antique/vintage map of the first place you went on holidays with your other half/ where you went on honeymoon/ your favourite place in the whole world/ place you visited as a child that brings happy memories………the list goes on. I personally love the sepia-coloured timeworn maps in a rustic frame but the options for this idea are endless. Another unique and personal wall art idea for your home that makes you happy when you look at it.

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Some gorgeous framed toile du jouy papers and canvases….Image

This next idea would be really cute in a nursery. Frame some pretty, colourful wallpaper samples OR gift wrap. You know that lovely good-quality gift wrap you can buy by the sheet in Marks & Spencers or Eason’s in particular? Lots of top textile designers are spilling over into stationery and have amazing ranges of gift wrap such as Designers Guild and Orla Kiely….

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Hope these ideas have give you some inspiration ;-)

As always I’d love to hear what ya think!

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All images via Pinterest