Home Decor – New Artwork for Spring

Since we moved in, I’ve kinda wanted to break up with the artwork in the kitchen. A beach scene I bought 5 years ago that hung above the mantle in the old house. I loved it when I bought it, but now, well, I think it’s just time for a change. When we moved, I dismissed my old fling and haphazardly placed it in the kitchen…a tropical, Hawaiian beach scene. It’s been a good run with this beachy piece, but let’s shake it up and do a switcheroo. Let’s find some new artwork for Spring!

Home Decor - New Artwork for Spring - House Of Hipsters

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The other night while perusing the internets, I started scrolling through Minted. The search for new home decor for Spring was on…but…should it be an abstract? A landscape? Portrait? Photograph? Illustration? This was our breakfast table, so maybe an inspirational quote to start the day of right. Or should I create a gallery wall with a balanced mix of all of the above. Decisions, decisions. Spring has this weird alive but not quite yet feeling in Chicago. Patches of brown along side green grass. Buds on trees without leaves. I wanted this new artwork for Spring to have that same look and feel. 

The way I like to shop online is “favorite” everything I’m drawn to and narrow it down later. In the first search result, this piece by Emily Jeffords popped up. It’s so calm and serene. I feel at peace when I staring at it. Although this artwork is gorgeous and full of Spring colors, I felt the bright blues and greens wouldn’t quite work in the space because I live in a home sans bold hues. I do love it though, but too summery. Let’s keep searching. Hmmmm…here’s what else I found. 

Easy Spring Home Decor Ideas - 11 pieces of artwork to update your home decor - House Of Hipsters

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After staring at all this beauty, the gallery wall again popped into my noggin. Emerged in my favorites was a very neutral palette that meshed just perfectly. How awesome would all of this look grouped together! Minted’s artwork comes framed in just about every size imaginable, making a gallery wall easy to switch up on the fly. Say I have an inspirational quote or landscape I want to swap out every couple months for the holiday or season…that’s easy peasy. Plus, narrowing down this purchase proved to be quite difficult. Every piece I had favorited was the bomb dot com in my book.

I decided to sleep on it and return wide eyed and bushy tailed. I sat and stared at the blank white kitchen wall trying to picture multiple pieces. There’s a lot going on between the bay window, lighting, tulip table, and busy rug…not to mention the shelfie in the background. I hung the original beach scene back up and gravitated back towards idea of one big piece to really made a statement. Multiple boyfriends could not be had. My mind was made up, I needed to make a decision on one and only one.

Home Decor - Replacing the Tulum print by Max Wanger - House Of Hipsters

Back to favorites. Slowly but surely I started to narrow pieces down. There was no green or yellow in the rug…out when the pretty pineapple and Francis Gold. After a lot of hemming and hawing, I finally picked my new Spring boyfriend and pressed checkout. Licketty split, this is what arrived at my front door…

Minted artwork packaging - graphic design - love all the different signatures

Meet Ballroom II. It was love at first sight. Also, are you a sucker for good packaging like I am? This inside of the Minted boxes is printed the signatures of artists. How cool is that??? (Um so cool, I kinda wanted to keep it, that’s how cool, but I took a picture instead.)

Home Decor - New Artwork for Spring - House Of Hipsters

Once hung, I was amazed how dramatically artwork can change the entire mood of the space. If I thought I loved it on screen, I loved it even more in person. The former beach scene really pulled the turquoise out of the rug…to the point it was almost clashing. And here I was thinking it was the rug not jiving in the space, while all along it was the old boyfriend waiting for me to break up with him.

The wispy grass in Ballroom II might be what sold me on the piece. It’s so playful, soft and fluffy looking. What do you think of the new artwork for Spring? Would you have chosen something different? Would you have picked a different favorite or something completely different? Inquiring minds want to know!

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7 Comments

  1. Looks so good! I’ve had #2 on my list for awhile.

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  2. Hattie April 12, 2017

    Good choice! I love Ballroom II and the pineapple 🙂

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  3. Katie April 13, 2017

    I really like the photo you chose! Interesting how it sort of echos the view it is hung on, know what I mean? There is a wall and then a door leading into another room, same thing in the photo. Are you planning on replacing the light fixture? I think it would help the space a lot. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Charlotte Lindsay April 13, 2017

    Great choice, it definitely has the kinda spring and lively but not quite feel to it! I always have the hardest time choosing wall decor; there are so many options! I feel as though I always end out with some abstract painting or drawing.

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  5. Lanh April 17, 2017

    I love your design, simple but luxury, gentle and subtle

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  6. Karen Heath April 17, 2017

    You picked what I picked. It’s gorgeous.

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  7. anaya May 1, 2017

    I really like your designs. choice of color combination is awesome. I loved 3,5,11 designs.

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