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!
Designing for kids is always a blast! You get to decorate with all the fun and playful options that you normally don’t get to. Dust off that crazy imagination and get ready to collaborate with the most fun clients around – kids. The excitement that comes from them participating in the design of their new space is what it’s all about. Let’s take a look a few rooms to get you in the right design space and bring out your inner child!
Colors, color, colors! You have an endless color options and palettes to work with when it comes to kids’ bedrooms. No color is off limits. Not all designers want to stray too far from the overall style and feel of the home’s decor which means they won’t go too crazy with the colors. And others will let the kids pick out their favorite colors and go wild! It’s a great way to get the kids involved and creates a fun environment for them to be themselves. You don’t want them waking up in a dark, gloomy space do you? No way! So bring out the colors!
Looking to bring a little color to the kid’s bedroom, but not wanting to go all out? Then colored accents are your new best friends! Use accent colors to bring small pops of bright colors into the space without going overboard with colors. Stay true to the home’s overall theme and still have a little fun in the kid’s room. Accenting the right pieces can be tricky, you want the accented pieces to be noticed, however, you don’t want eyes to linger on them. Start with a few accented pieces and then add or subtract from there.
You can bring fun design pieces into the kid’s bedroom that both of you will like! Do you have an extra model sail boat, vintage chest or rustic dresser that needs a home? Well, there’s no reason to count out the kids’ bedrooms. They will get a kick out of having something like a model sail boat in their room and you can finally display it instead of hiding it in the garage or attic.
Speaking of model sail boats, they are the perfect addition and decor pieces for the kids’ bedrooms. Designers beware, you may want to avoid investing in antique or vintage model because they are more than likely going to be looked at as toys and not models. We all know where that leads – broken or ‘lost’.
Not into bright colors? Here’s kids’ bedroom designed with soft, neutral colors. It’s simple, calm and inviting. There’s nothing over the top about this space and there doesn’t need to be; sometimes less is more. We love a space that looks like it was put together effortlessly and this has just that look.
A gallery wall is a great way to display art and take full advantage of the walls in your home. There’s no need for your walls to stay bare and look plain. Creating a gallery wall is an easy way to solve that problem. If you follow these 3 steps to create your gallery wall, you’ll have your walls covered and looking good in no time!
1. Pick Out Your Art
First, and foremost, you need to pick out the art you wish to display. Pick out fun and creative pieces that make up a unique gallery wall. You can decide if your gallery wall is made up completely of art prints or if you want to incorporate other pieces of art or objects. Display pieces that reflect your style and create a gallery wall that is special to you.
2. Lay It Out
Before you start mounting your art, lay it out on the ground. Get an idea of what works and looks good before you start putting holes in your wall. Seriously, lay it out on the ground. The last thing you want to do is decide halfway through installing the art that you’ve changed your mind or you find out that certain pieces don’t fit well together. Don’t find yourself stuck covering up holes! The best part about a gallery wall layout is there’s no ‘right way’ to do it. The way it looks is entirely up to you! Get creative with the wall space and your art!
3. Put It Up
The last step after you finalize your layout on the ground (yes, we are going to stress that again) is to mount each piece of your gallery wall. This is the step that is going to take the longest and some patience. Get yourself a stud finder, a leveler, some nails and a hammer. You may also want to look into drywall screws and drywall anchors too. Gallery walls don’t always line up perfectly with studs and you should always mount things properly. Once you have the right tools and hardware, pick a piece and start mounting your gallery wall! Then step back and enjoy your new gallery wall.
This week’s Tuva-Luv comes from Taylor! One of his Tuvalu Home favorites is the Framed American Flag! This flag, turned art piece, is as patriotic as it gets! This weathered looking American flag is mounted in a rustic, white wood frame. It’s a great piece of wall art for a coastal cottage or traditional coastal home. Check out out Old Glory and more of Taylor’s Tuva-Luvs on the Tuvalu Home website here!
If you would like to see more Tuva-Luvs, you can jump over to the page here!
Do you know about our Tuva-luvs? If you don’t, let us introduce you to one of our favorite sections of our website. On our Tuvalu Home website we have a section called Tuva-luvs, it’s dedicated to our team and our team’s favorite items we carry on the website as well as some of our favorite spots around Laguna Beach. It’s a great way to get to know the Tuvalu Home family! If you have shopped on our online store you may have noticed the Tuva-luv ribbon draped over certain items. Those are Tuva-luvs! That item has been picked by one of our team members as a favorite of theirs!
On Thursdays we are going to start spotlighting the team’s Tuva-luvs. This week we’re starting with Adrianne and one of her Tuva-luvs! One of her Tuva-luvs is the ‘this is the beginning’ art print! This is a fun print that motivates you to get the most out of your day! Check out the print here! This piece is great addition to a gallery wall or perfect as a stand alone piece. If you’ve got wall space to fill we think this would be great!
If you’re interested in more Tuva-luvs you can head over to the page and see what the team luvs here!