A gallery wall is an easy way to fill empty wall space. Slap up a couple pictures in frames and you’re done, or are you? There’s no doubt that using framed images with give you a great looking gallery wall. Using fun, unique and interesting frames of different sizes with give you an even better looking and more interesting gallery wall. But why stop there?
One thing you can incorporate is art. That doesn’t mean you just have to limit yourself to only framed art though and it doesn’t just have to be art. It can be an antique sign or piece you found hunting in the flea markets. These pieces can be worked into the gallery to make the wall look even more dynamic. Adding more than the just frame images brings a new depth and eye catching element to the wall.
Check out how these designers have used more than just images in their gallery walls. Get inspired and start to think what you could add to your walls to make them that much better!
Get ready for a new year, a new you, a new project, a new makeover and everything else new! If you want to start will something small your bookcase is a great place to start! We have a couple little tips to help liven it up and get your new year under way. We’re talking fast and easy things that anyone can do. You don’t need to be a professional interior designer (it doesn’t hurt if you are) or need to spend tons of money to create a beautiful bookcase. All you need are a few of these quick tips incorporated into your bookcase and you’re on your way. So here we go:
- Start with color – A little color in your bookcase never hurts. This means painting the backs of your bookcase or only painting a square, or rectangle, to make it stand out. Another option is wallpaper. You can bring in patterns or textures if wanted.
- Display art – Your bookcase doesn’t need to only showcase books or small accessories. Use it to show off some art too! Incorporating art into your bookcase will give it some life and grab the attention of the eye.
- Add those accessories – Like the art, accessories give you the ability to have fun decorating the bookcase. They can be scattered around to give the bookcase a fresh look. These pieces will give the eye more to look at while scanning over the books on display.
- Don’t forget the books – Your bookcase obviously needs books, but what it doesn’t need is a uniform, linear placement of them. Your books don’t have to boring! You can have fun with your books and display them in multiple ways. Laying them down, or leaning a book, will bring new space to the bookcase that also allows you to decorate with your art or accessories.
We’ve got a few examples of some great looking bookcases for you to use for inspiration to welcome in the new year. Remember to play around with your bookcase until you find what looks best. Good luck decorating!
This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Gracie! One of her store favorites is the true love story sign! This is a great piece of art to add to any coastal home! The sign is printed on distressed metal set with a recycled wood frame. With coastal cottage feels, this sign is ready for your walls! Start shopping for the true love story sign now!
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This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Candace! One of her store favorites is this rustic style metal heart sculpture! Give your home character with this incredible, original sculpture. The hammered metal heart is anchored to a rustic piece of reclaimed wood. We love how this intriguing piece juxtaposes the soft sentiment of a heart with the tough materials it’s crafted out of. Display this custom piece on a coffee table or credenza. And if all of that wasn’t enough to, the heart has “Happily Ever After” engraved in French on it. Shop the metal heart sculpture now!
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Our Tuva-Luv comes from Cindy this week! One of her store favorites is the “iv’e been spotted” mermaid art!
Have you ever imagined what in everyday mermaid life would look like? Then this wonderful painting of whimsically charming and demure mermaid in a lovely seaside setting is just for you! These are numbered and signed editions in a black distressed wood frame with a glass front. The artist has a unique style and flair with her paintings that is reminiscent of her favorite place the island of Nantucket, located 30 miles out to sea off the coast of Cape Cod. Shop the “iv’e been spotted” mermaid art now!
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You can never have enough art in your home. Art can be as abstract and crazy as you want or it can flat out say exactly what you want it to. Why beat around the bush?
Use art to say what’s on your mind! We tend to see signs and art in coastal homes that say something about the beach or the beautiful beach city they are located in (Shout out to Laguna Beach!) and we love that. We love it because that’s something you don’t see in other home decor styles. You might find a Victorian style home with a sign that says, “God Save The Queen,” but that’s probably it. Chances are you won’t find a sign that says, “Hello Gorgeous.”
Have fun with the art and signs you place around your home. Take a look at how these spaces are saying something with the art. If you want to bring more art into your home, check out what we call ‘the written word’ section on the Tuvalu Home online store here!
This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Liz! One of her store favorites is the true love story sign. The true love story sign is printed on distressed metal and set with a recycled wood frame. This is the perfect piece to add to any coastal home with a bold, turquoise color and a cute message. Start shopping the true love story sign online now!
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Today our Tuva-Luv comes from Stephanie! One of her store favorites is the all you need is love antique sign! This antique sign takes inspiration from nature, antiques and folk art to create handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces both sentimental and modern. All you need is love reinterprets a popular Beatles lyric into a heartfelt piece of art for family rooms or bedrooms. Expressed in typography, this square vintage sign serves as a touching accessory in the home or a thoughtful gift to a loved one. Shop the all you need is love antique sign online at Tuvalu Home now!
This week our Thursday Tuva-luv comes from Dean! One of her store favorites is the Navajo stamped silver rectangular box with turquoise! This beautiful box resembles the Navajo stamp work of the early 1900’s. It is crafted from German silver: an alloy containing nickel and copper. Each piece is hand made and hand finished. Get a closer look at the Navajo stamped box with turquoise here!