In my opinion, one of the most important parts of creating a home is choosing what to display. An edited eye is key to this process, as the best spaces are those that have been carefully curated and display only pieces that contribute to the overall theme of the space. This means that not everything you own should be put in a frame and hung on a wall. Be selective about it. On the flip side though, I definitely think it is important to show your walls some love and decorate them! Every now and then I will see a space with blank walls that pulls off the clean modern look, but most of the time it just looks empty. I personally love to pick up a piece of art every time I travel, so my walls are a tribute to the places I have been. Art is everywhere, and it does not necessarily have to be expensive either. There are so many great sources out there, so whatever you chose to collect, invest in some key pieces and (don’t leave out this step!) invest in some quality framing! How you choose to present the piece (i.e. whether it is framed and the type of frame) is just as important as the piece itself.
Do you have empty walls in need of some TLC? If so, check out these great resources! 20×200 is one of my favorites. It started in 2007 based on the idea of bringing affordable limited editions to the masses. I highly recommend visiting this site for all your art needs! Canvas & Canvas is another great resource that sells original hand painted pieces by its own artists and produces only 99 pieces of each design, and wait for it… presents it on stretched canvas! Worthwhisland functions more as an affordable online gallery, while Exhibition A is a members only (think Gilt) gallery exhibiting established contemporary artwork. Also Luster is an online photographic gallery, and Buy Some Damn Art is a limited edition gallery that updates a new show each week. Don’t forget about Etsy either. There is SO much amazing stuff on Etsy. Two of my favorite shops are EyePoetryPhotography which features some of the most beautifully whimsical and romantic photos inspired by travel and nature and also TinyFawn which offers the most adorable animal featured prints (great for kids rooms!).