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Ready to get the most out of your walls? Good! Because it’s time to them with art and photos!
We can’t just hang any old art though, no-no. No one wants to be that person that just puts something in their home because they saw it once in a magazine. We must take steps to be better than that. Take some time to sit down and have an honest, open conversation with yourself about art. Really put some thought into it because it’s something you are going to be looking at it everyday and every guest that enters your home with see.
This is why we must choose something fun! We must choose something meaningful! Maybe add some colorful? Maybe something silly? At least make it something cherished and loved!
A good part of the fun is the hunt. Heading out on the Wild West that is the internet and searching for your new art. The search for art is a great way to get to know yourself. You find your likes, dislikes and what really calls to you. Art is truly a great way to express yourself and to further imprint onto your home.
As always we won’t leave you baby birds without proper art inspiration. This, of course, is just a mere taste of what’s out in the wonderful world waiting to be added to your home. Go out into the world and find a piece that begs to be on your walls! Or realistically log on to Pinterest and type in ‘coastal art’ or something niche like that.
This week our Tuva-Luv comes from Laurie! One of her store favorites is the John Lennon Sign Art! This brand new art print looks like a page from a vintage book. Quote by John Lennon reads: He said, “Love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep on watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” Add this lovely quote to your home! Get a closer look at the John Lennon Sign Art!
If you want more Tuva-Luvs and to see what the rest of the Tuvalu Home team picked, check out all the Tuva-Luvs!
This Thursday our Tuva-Luv comes from Cindy! The piece she has chosen as her favorite is the hello sunshine art print! The beautiful hello sunshine art print is carefully reproduced on natural hardwood and sports a stunning recycled wood frame. Boasting lovely, sentimental word art that is sure to inspire you to live every day to the fullest, this art print makes the perfect addition to any room in your home. Add the hello sunshine art print to your home today!
Find more of our store favorite on the Tuva-Luv Page!
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!
Do you want more coastal decor from the Tuvalu Home team? Then head over to our Tuva-Luvs Page!
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!
Do you want more Tuva-Luvs and coastal home decor? Well you can find them on the Tuva-Luvs Page!
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!
Want more Tuva-Luvs and coastal home decor? Head over to the Tuva-Luvs Page!
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!