Holiday Home Decorating

I don’t know about you, but I’m not one of those people who redecorates their home for every season. I mean, I barely got my tree up last Christmas. Gasp! I know! A blogger not overly prepared for the holidays? Blasphemy! But storing holiday decor for months and hauling it out once a year…I just don’t have the time or space for it all. I like my home to be uncluttered with a cohesive look. Interchangeable ceramics just aren’t my bag unless they are MCM vases or my vast selection of lamps (because I apparently have room for lamps). But, now that my kids are getting older, they are asking me, “Mommy, why we don’t have hearts, cupids, easter eggs, and bunnies decorating our tables, windows, and doors.” Oh boy. Bad parental skills. So how do holiday home decorating without going Party City crazy?

I desperately needed a solution to this dilemma and fast. Enter Minted. A company who believes that great design thrives in the hands of independent artists. A company who curates beautiful artwork at affordable prices and ALSO has a vast holiday theme selection! My saviors! Their look is modern, fun, and playful. Tons of bold graphics. It was love at first sight.

I knew Minted could send Cupid’s arrows to my house and spread some Valentine’s Day cheer. I just needed to figure out the best way to incorporate their artwork into my home. I have a few gallery walls, so I decided to start there. What better way to spread the love then to change out some existing framed pieces. And in case you were wondering, Minted gives you the option to frame your new artwork. Ummm, yes please! How easy peasy is that? artwork in a wall gallery



Right now I’m really loving hand lettered brush strokes and watercolors. The “Brushed With Love” by Qing Ji piece has this cute gold heart and a splash of pink (which I’ve become somewhat obsessed with as of late). It had my name written all over it. It’s bold and modern look grabbed me right away. I was a smittened kitten.

The second piece I chose was “Hey Handsome” by Magdalena Earnest. It not only made me smile, but it made The Boy smile as well. When I’m not paying attention, he stands by it and just points at the print. Whadda goof! I really like the hand lettering in this piece and the gold foil makes it fancy.

So just like that, lickety-split, I had decorated for Valentine’s Day and all it took was a few clicks of the mouse. Holiday home decorating couldn’t have been made any easier. My space was still modern, and I now had some very chic, styled art pieces with bold graphics that I think gave my wall gallery the punch it needed. artwork in a wall gallery

But Kyla, what if I can’t hang a wall gallery? Or maybe you just don’t want to be fully committed to a nail. Don’t crinkle your nose at me because I have just the answer for you. This Minted frame is thick enough to stand on it’s own. Displayed on a desk, it gives your space a nice casual feel. So for all you commitment phobes, you have no more excuses. Get your little booties over to right now and order up a few lovely prints before Saturday. They make great gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors, boyfriends and future prom dates. Order art for 2/13 delivery with overnight shipping. artwork in a wall gallery

I was not compensated for this post, but received free product in exchange writing a review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors.



  1. Alex February 9, 2015

    Ok, I am taking this as a sign (literally and metaphorically!?) lol

    I have been “ooooo’ing” and “ahhhh’ing” over several items on Minted’s site. ESPECIALLY the foiled photograph options. I have been debating for awhile now, and I think your post came at the right time! 🙂


    • kyla February 9, 2015

      It is a sign! Literally AND metaphorically!!! Oh those foiled photograph prints are amazing, right? YAY! Tell me which one you pick!

  2. laura irion February 9, 2015

    This looks beautiful Kyla!! I think you found a great balance of incorporating the holiday but not letting it bomb your house. Love you choices!

    • kyla February 9, 2015

      Thanks Laura!

  3. Brandy Lea February 9, 2015

    I love it! Simply beautiful. And the brass lamp❤️❤️ Though my little human and cat would knock it over immediately. Or better yet, tiny human would move it to where he thinks it should be. GASP!

    • kyla February 9, 2015

      Thank you soooo much Brandy! Yes, those pesky little humans do tend to knock things over. Sometimes it gets dinged or broken. I guess that just means more shopping!

  4. Chelsea February 9, 2015

    Where are those thin edged frames from?? I really love….

  5. Pudel - design February 10, 2015

    That`s so cute;) LOve the white frames too.

    • kyla February 11, 2015

      Thanks Lydia! I’m really happy with the results!

  6. Nicki @ T-shirt & Jeans February 14, 2015

    Kyla does it again! And Minted too-can’t go wrong with them. These prints are perfect, and I love the charm of the whole gallery wall. And, as always, you are so entertaining!

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