Sunday, May 29, 2011

My first place -- Bedroom art edition

It took me a few months of arduous online and in-store searching, but I finally found a bedspread I love.  For some reason, I was drawn to blues and greens, and I ended up with this:

((Photo courtesy of Target.com))


I really want to bring out more of the green, which I plan to do with some custom art.  I searched all over etsy for a suitable painting or photo set, but I couldn't find anything I loved.  So I bought some cardstock in a shade of green that very closely matches the green in the spread and a white paint marker.  Now I have to decide what to do with those supplies. 

I think I mentioned yesterday that I'm kind of design challenged, so I'm calling on my readers to give me their thoughts/advice.

Should I mimic the design on the bedspread ....

((Photo courtesy of me))

 ...or go in a completely different direction? 

6 comments:

  1. Cute spread! I'd go really abstract. If you try for a uniform pattern any mistakes will be glaring. With abstract anything will work!

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  2. I was kind of thinking that too, Danielle. I have seven squares of cardstock. I'll probably only use three, but I wanted to have enough in case I made a mistake.

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  3. So, just the green? Do you have any white/cream paper you could add? Because then I would just do something very simple (stripes, squares, etc). Neutral frames (or ones that go with your furniture). Another idea is to get ornate frames, paint them white/cream and then put the solid paper inside (as in the frames become the art). Also, a good rule to follow is that things always look better in odd numbers.

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  4. Another idea. Get square frames or canvases and then just keep the plain green (no pattern). When you hang them, turn them into diamonds! A echo to the bedspread without being to literal.

    I could go on and on.

    heh, my security word is patte.

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  5. I'm really graphically challenged as well, but I love the bedding and the colour scheme!

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  6. I like Jaci's ideas about the diamonds. That would be simple and classy.

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