We’re currently in the process of redecorating and updating Casa de Sprik. When we moved in 5.5 years ago, we were newlyweds, and we did a pretty good job of incorporating the décor and furnishings we both brought to the marriage. Fast forward to now, and that old décor doesn’t necessarily feel like “us” anymore… or it’s become a little dated.
I’ve found myself with a large expanse of wall behind my living room sofa. The ceilings are pretty high, so I knew I wanted to fill it both horizontally and vertically. Finding a large art piece would easily run us in the hundreds of dollars… I started brainstorming.
My ultimate goal was to come up with something clean, fresh, and a little modern for this wall. I’ve always loved the idea of Crate & Barrel’s Classical Symmetry Prints – unfortunately, they come at a hefty price tag and colorway that won’t work well for my living room plans. Then, earlier this month, I spotted the “Five Dolla Art” post on Young House Love… and I figured out an idea. I could take YHL’s idea of using the colors that work for your room, framed in IKEA Ribba frames, hung in a grid format, and add patterns to the solid colors.
And, guess what… I’ve turned them into a series of printables just for you! :)
So far, I’ve created 13 different patterns in 25 colorways (using the same colors I’ve used in the past on other printables). Who knows… I might get crazy and create even more! Right now, my plan is to release a few patterns a week.
Don’t get overwhelmed… just pick and choose what you like. If you decide to do a grid in your home, I’d suggest keeping it simple with either colors or patterns or both. But, don’t think that these will only work hung in multiples – what about framing a pattern in a favorite color to fill in part of your collage wall? Or using the pattern as a background behind a favorite photo or a monogram?
Currently, each print is sized at 12x12. (Costco will create 12x12 prints for only $2.99 each!) If you don’t want the pattern as a square, upload it to Picnik, and crop it to whatever size works best for you. You could even resize the prints, to create smaller squares for framing or other projects.
I’m excited to complete my living room art installation, but I’m even more excited to see what all of you do with the patterns. Please be sure to send them to me!
Stay tuned… the first installment of patterns is coming up!
Find Pattern Pieces – The Series HERE.I’ll be posting this project to some of the following link-up parties: