All too often our Pinterest boards are filled with recipes we haven’t made, DIY’s we haven’t attempted, and rooms that look nothing like the ones we actually inhabit. We might still opt for takeout more often than not, and it may be a while since our glue gun has seen the light of day, but the good news? The gap between your real home and your Pinterest home is much smaller than you think. In fact, we teamed up with one of our favorite online retailers Minted to show you how investing in any three of these eye-catching home goods will elevate your entire space and give it that finished look you’re after.
Let’s be clear, we love a good gallery wall as much as the next person. Still, there’s no replacement for the impact oversized art lends to a room. Not only will it save you hours of frustration from nailing way too many holes in your wall (we speak from a lot of experience), but it’s a fool-proof way to bring in color, texture, and depth to an otherwise simple space.
Investing in large scale art used to feel nearly impossible thanks to inaccessibility and scary price tags, but these days it’s becoming more painless than ever. Minted recently began offering their framed prints in 40×54″ with prices hovering around a few hundred dollars, which is a far cry from the thousands many retailers or originals can cost before framing. And there are so many options to peruse! We went with this Parisian scene entitled Men in Red for an all neutral living room.
A FEW OTHER ART SELECTIONS FROM MINTED THAT WE LOVE:
A LARGE PLANT
Plants are the perfect solution for those who aren’t ready to commit to a bold color palette but are desperate to shake up their otherwise neutral home. They inject the perfect amount of color and texture and they’re easy to move around as you redecorate and your space evolves. Best of all, you can find plants in every budget from local high-end nurseries to Home Depot or IKEA.
Rugs are the ultimate way to anchor a room and while they first seem impractical to have in a dining area (or even a kitchen!) there are many inexpensive, durable options for every spot in your home. Placing this navy and white graphic rug in an otherwise lovely space gave it the needed finishing touch.
This article was sponsored by Minted but all the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.