Credit: Young House Love
My bathroomWhile I love this look (I’ve had the above collage in the bathroom for a few years and I did something similar in my first apartment with 20 frames) I thought rectangular frames would be too harsh since the basement already has such sharp angles.
I decided to soften things a bit with some curves. I scoured thrift stores for some round frames/objects that I could use. I turned this…
I painted everything a semi-gloss pure white to make them more cohesive. I find that painting all frames/objects one color really unifies them versus having various colors. I replaced an old picture of a swan with a piece of glass to make a mirror:
I replaced old pictures with colorful pieces of scrapbooking paper. Originally I was going to replace the glass and pictures with mirrors to bounce some light around the room but I changed my mind to use the paper to add pops of my accent color of green to the room.
I found two wooden circle wall hangings with flowers that tied into the rest of the room decor once painted white:
And while I normally don’t like big clocks, when I found this clock on clearance at HomeGoods for only $8.00 I decided that I had to have it for the space (mainly since there aren’t any other clocks downstairs and I loved the detail on this one).
I didn’t want to put nail holes on my beautiful new walls so I used Command Picture Hangers/hooks for everything (exactly the same process I used for hanging mirrors in the guest bedroom last year). While I was at it I decided to hang a round charger above the bar to tie that space into the rest of the wall decor.
The mirror bounces light around the room from the light and the window to the right of it. I love the scalloped edges of the charger (a Christmas clearance item from Target) and it was the fraction of the cost of an actual round mirror.
I think decorating the basement is finally done (still left to do it paint the laundry room, revamp the side tables/bar and at a much later date do something about the ceiling)! Although, I’m constantly changing things up around here so who knows what I’ll decide to change later!