Disclosure: Minted provided me with the framed art print for my living room; I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are my own.
A couple of weeks ago I shared with you some of fabulous large scale modern art pieces from Minted I was considering using in the living room. They have so many awesome choices that I had a hard time even narrowing it down, but I knew I wanted a clean and modern look, with a simple white frame. The space where it was going in our living room was right behind my favorite navy vintage velvet sofa. Here’s a quick look at it, but I want to talk about the phases this space has gone through as well.
First, there was the gallery wall.
Then we moved those bookcases to behind the sofa (which was replaced by the navy velvet one we have now). This is what it looked like just this past Christmas.
But the walls started to feel like they were closing in on me. The bookcases were collecting stuff. And more stuff. And the stuff was multiplying! And if you have noticed, I have a fear of commitment when it comes to coffee tables, apparently.
Anyhow, I just needed less going on around me. Life has been pretty much on turbo-speed this past year, and with all of the busy-ness, I was craving a more serene and less cluttered feel at home. One statement piece of art would fill the space perfectly, and leave me the peace I needed. I also needed to select artwork that would fit the vibe of our space, and would not fight the large canvas family photo on the adjacent wall.
Taking into consideration everything from the colors, vibe, and how it would fit my space, I eventually decided on Melt by Adrienne Jackson in a white premium wood frame.
Once the art was mounted on the wall, I worked on bringing this space to life with things that would help keep the peaceful feeling I was searching for. I brought the fiddle leaf fig over from the window across the room, and added another large plant to the other side of the sofa. I don’t actually know what it is… I told Chris to get me an indoor tree. 😉
Leave it to Chris to take me very literally and get me a large indoor plant that was indeed very tree shaped.
I took a kajillion photos because I was just so flippin’ happy with this room. It took all my strength not to jump the gun and share a peek in last week’s Spring tour, when I deliberately left this living room wall out of photos.
I am truly happy with the choice I made in Melt.And just so you get a glimpse of what it looks like up close…I love those drips and the almost watercolor style of it that keeps it from feeling too heavy.
I no longer worry about all of the things on the bookcases jumping off the wall and suffocating me… OK so maybe that wasn’t a legitimate fear, but I think you all know what I mean about when the clutter just gets to be too much. Next time you think about adding shelves or creating a gallery wall, you may want to consider one large statement piece for your wall. It will make an impact, and leave you plenty of breathing room as well.
*Many thanks to Minted for providing me with Melt by Adrienne Jackson. All opinions are my own.