We’ve lived in our house for just over a year now, and I’m still just getting around to decorating some of the walls around here. For some reason, it can just be really daunting having a big blank wall staring back at you. I had a few ideas in mind but never got around to making any of them happen. Well, I finally have and wanted to share some of them with you, along with a few other ideas I’ve found on the web.
I’ve been hanging on to some old art calendars for years now, and I finally found a place to hang some of them after remodeling our bathroom. My favorite calendar is a collection of photographs by French photographer Robert Doisneau, shown above.
Customized Family Tree
I found this personalized family tree in Martha Stewart Living and they had free printables online. I did draw and cut out my own rectangles for the family names, but other than that, this was a really easy way to add something other than photos. And you could easily draw your own custom-sized tree, too.
Check out Martha’s other family tree ideas. And check out these cool family trees on Etsy here, here, and here.
And finally, check out these ideas from the Swedish designer behind Lilla A:
The designer gave her daughter a butterfly printout to draw and then cut out a selection of them to add to a shadowbox. And she even shares the printout with her readers, I love it!
Although this idea is a little different, I admire how original it is–and it really captures the plethora of toys so often in a child’s room! She gives a brief tutorial in English (most of her site in Swedish) and has some great photos to go with it. Check out the rest of her blog too; I’m just blown away by all her great ideas!