As spring begins to peek around the corner, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for a new year of style.
This week, we’re welcoming Andrea of Blonde Bedhead to share the home décor items she used to spruce up a corner of her living room with a gorgeous and trendy gallery wall.
I appreciate a minimalistic gallery wall and was looking for a wall art solution for my bonus room/dining space. The walls in my house have all been painted 50 shades of white—but I left this bonus room untouched with its dark grey walls, knowing I’d need a little contrast when I was ready to decorate the space.
I go by the motto “less is more,” and with a large art piece to hang on the main wall in this space, I wanted to balance out the other side with smaller wall display. A picture ledge is a great way to add interest without the commitment. I can move the frames around, change them out easily or simply adjust the way they’re organized.
I chose all white frames with gold accents to pop against the dark grey wall. I also arranged them with a round, gold mirror to add more interest with shapes. I also love round, gold mirrors and have one in my living room and bedroom, so this was an unexpected way to continue that look into this room. Plus I love how mirrors help reflect more light in a room, especially a darker one like this.
I’m a big fan of symmetry, but again, with this gallery wall method, you can play around with symmetry, asymmetry and the overall display/aesthetic. I played around with the display until I was happy with this orientation and that mirror completed it for me. I imagine I’ll change this around by season!
I’ve been feeling inspired by local photographers who photograph wildlife and farms, and I decided to channel them and snap a few photos of my family’s horses to use on display. I printed them online at Meijer and picked up an hour later. So. Easy. I decided to use a mix of matting and no matting to add more variation once I installed the prints. I also printed extra images in case I want to change out the photos as well.
My end goal was to create a cozy, inviting corner nook, so I finished off the space with a vintage leather chair, midcentury modern wood side table, candle and small plant. My design style is a mix of midcentury modern, urban modern and a bit bohemian. I wanted to continue this look in this last room I’ve had to finish in the house and I must say, I love it! And my dog James made himself at home immediately, which tells me it’s going to be a great space to curl up and have conversations.
Andrea Kerbuski is the fashionista behind Blonde Bedhead, a fashion and lifestyle blog featuring chic outfits, life’s inspirations and big hair. For more beauty and hairstyle tips, follow Andrea on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.