operation home ... art and wallpaper

While we are mostly settled into our home, there are still a few things we want to do to make the place feel more homely. Number one on that list is to finish adorning our walls with beautiful art.

If you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen my three abstract prints that are hung in our living room. I love these prints as they are large enough to fill up the space and they inject so much colour and personality into the otherwise neutral room.

We still need a big piece of artwork for our hallway, along with art and/or wallpaper for our bedroom. I am constantly checking the Urban Road website as we picked up our last set of art for 40% off which was a really great deal. I've also seen some beautiful pieces of art from local Australian artists including Katie McKinnon and Kirsten Jackson Gallery. 

But ... the artist who I am most drawn to at the moment is Narate Kathong. I first stumbled across his work on Tied With a Bouw blog and immediately fell in love with Sonja's beautiful cherry blossom painting. 

I would love a cherry blossom painting of my own to hang in our hall space, but I'm just afraid it wouldn't look good with our other abstract artwork. What do you think? Do I need to stick to the abstract theme or can I pair my other canvas prints with more classic artwork, like Narate's painting above?

Do you know of any other artists who have currently amazing (and affordable) art for sale? I would really appreciate any recommendations.

I also have several prints that I have placed in Ikea RIBBA frames that need to be hung in various rooms including my study, reading room and entry nook. These prints are mostly from MadeByGirl, Etsy and A Cup of Chic - another local online store offering gorgeous homewares. I'm planning on installing these in the next few weeks so I'll follow up with another post as soon as they are hanging on my walls! 

On another note, I'm also dying to wallpaper the wall behind my bedhead (see my bedroom update post here) with something pretty and textural. I know I want something neutral but the problem is deciding on a pattern! All of the below are from a local wallpaper store called Wall Candy. Have you decked out any rooms in wallpaper? If so I'd love to see - share a picture with me or a link to your blog post. 

xx G

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  1. I love your art such pretty colours. You should check out the wallpaper in Masters or Bunnings, Masters sometimes has it discounted at 20% off too, I got a bargain on wood panel look wallpaper which we hung in the laundry to cover the wall and an old door :)