Sunday, March 15, 2009
Every now and then I start to get restless with certain decor in my house. I'll fixate on a pillow or a particular candle arrangement or some other element in one of the rooms, and the next thing you know, I'm daydreaming at work and scouring pier1.com and crateandbarrel.com for inspiration.
Well, the latest hangup was the picture over my couch (and maybe the living room curtains). But given the economy and the fact that I'm trying to save my pennies for a move to London this summer, I couldn't justify spending $100 on a new wall-hanging.
So I decided to check out some of the cool designs at The Paper Source. I went there Saturday and found a great floral print that matched the colors of my living room. I also picked up some little die-cut ginko leaves, unsure what I would do with them, but thinking they might come in handy.
As you can see, they did. It took me awhile to find a design I liked—but I was able to arrange the leaves in a way that made them look like flowers. I thought this worked well to break up the busy background.
And it only cost me about $9.00. Not too bad for a fun new piece of art!