There was one thing that struck me about our new home before we bought it – a lack of color. All of the walls are white or neutral colors with off-white trim (other than a pink bathroom which is the first thing I’m changing!). I am a person who loves color, and I knew that was something I was going to have to change immediately when we moved in.
However, cleaning, unpacking, and arranging all takes so much time! We got a lot done our first week when we were on vacation from work, but once we had to go back to work things slowed down considerably. We’ve only finished one small painting project so far.
One way to add instant color is with accessories and wall art. Before we moved I was given an opportunity to review animal art from framedart.com. We already had a lot of animal art in our previous home, and though that all came with us, I knew I also wanted some new pieces for our new home. I looked for something colorful, and I chose The Garden Cat by Greg Gawlowski. Cats and gardens are two things I love so it was a perfect choice.
Between hanging this art above our bed, and adding a colorful quilt I had also selected ahead of time, I think it has brightened up our bedroom considerably.
It was tough to make a selection though! Their collection of animal artwork to choose from is extensive, not to mention all of the other art available. You can click here to browse just their animal art. Once you’ve selected your artwork, there are still many more choices to make! There are 60 frames to choose from, you can opt to add 1-3 mats in 26 different colors, and then you have choices in plexiglass and glass (non-glare in both or museum quality glass).
As you make your selections the price continually recalculates making it easy. I had a budget of $75 for my selection, so opted to skip the mats in favor of a larger print, and then selected a colorful frame to accent it. I think Samantha approves!
The only downfall here to me is that it can get pricey. But I’ve had photos custom framed locally and that is pricey as well. I believe that is just the nature of good artwork – it can be expensive (though they are always running sales as well). Expensive is relative anyway, don’t you think? What seems expensive to me might be a bargain to someone else! I think it’s worth it to dress things up, and I look forward to adding more pieces to our home, old and new.
*Disclaimer: We received a complimentary piece of artwork of our choice from framedart.com but were in no other way compensated. Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares products we believe will be of interest to our readers, and all reviews are our own honest opinions.