I recently purchased a set of linen napkins that were on sale at Anthropologie. I had no real plan for them, but I loved the colors and figured I would find some use for them. I also had a large Ikea frame from when I went on a frame shopping binge a few months ago. Once my napkins arrived, I had the idea to put the two togther. I only had one frame and made an impromptu trip to Ikea last weekend to grab another, along with a few other goodies.
Once put together, I loved how the napkins looked with the white mat and frame. I wasn't quite sure where to put them and Jordan suggested that we replace the mirrors above the couch in the living room. I thought it was a great idea since the mirrors had been in place for a few years now, and the framed napkins could bring a fresh change to the room. I put my hubby to work last Saturday and in no time we had the frames on the wall behind the couch.
For comparison sake, here is how the room looked before with the mirrors on the wall.
And how it looks now with the new wall art (and my ever changing collection of pillows.)
I think the framed napkins along with the miscellaneous books on the coffee table are both the perfect pop of color needed in this room. While I was craving a simpler, neutral theme for this room, I know that without at least a little bit of color, the room would start to look dull and washed out.
As a side note, did you notice I recently replaced the lamps in the living room? I was sick of the brushed nickel lamp stands we have had for the past several years. Both new lamps are from Target. I really like the look of the clear glass bottom and the gray lampshades work nicely with the pillows and other neutrals in the room. I feel they are more muted than the bright white lampshades we had before.
Have you turned anything fun into art lately?