Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Changes In The Living Room

 While searching for art prints to use on the wall above the T.V. in our family room I found The Graphics Fairy .  It is a blog that has a great collection of vintage images you can print out for free.  


I printed and framed these natural history prints of antique seashells. I love that some of the shells are the exact same shade of blue found in the painting above the fireplace.




These two pictures were taken after a very looong day so you will find that the round coffee table is not centered and that there are two Wii remotes somewhere on the floor. My boys are always playing in this room so things get moved around a lot in there and I have decided to embrace the imperfections during this busy season of my life. J

So what do you think of this new addition to the family room? Should the prints stay or should they go? 
All opinions welcome! :-)



24 comments:

Lauren said...

I think they look great over the tv. Gives you something to look at when the tv is not on and helps to fill in that space. I love it when colors go so perfectly like that!

Inspire Me Heather said...

They look very nice there! I'm glad you posted your living room "as is" and that it gets used all the time - that's what it's there for, isn't it?

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love them and I really think they should stay, they go well with your other picture above the mantel!
Yes, embrace those days while they are little...they go by so very fast!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think they are great. Love the bookcase,too.

Karen said...

They look really great...love that room!

Lori said...

They look great! I absolutely love your family room. It is so cozy and inviting! I especially love the bookcase that your TV is on.

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Cindy said...

I say they must stay, definitely! They are perfect there, in my opinion! This is a beautiful room, you have done an amazing job of decorating it and the prints add to the perfection of the room, I think.
And you are so welcome, I enjoy seeing your pretty house and hearing your stories about your family.
Hugs, Cindy

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I vote 'stay'! They look so great with the eclectic collection of vintage-y and cottage-y things. What a great room! I'd feel right at home there.

Young Adventures... said...

Love the prints above the t.v. It's those little details that make a house a home. I'm your latest follower. When you have a moment I would love it if you stopped by my family's site.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I think the prints are great! I actually had one of the same shell prints done on canvas. Your room is lovely.
xo,
Sherry

Lisa said...

Well it sounds like everyone thinks you should keep those pictures right where they are. I think they look good and the size is just right for that space. :)

A Vintage Green said...

I love those prints. The Graphics Fairy surely provides a needed resource. I have used her urn/flowers print in a swivel frame.
Thanks for commenting on my blog.
- Joy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the Graphics fairy, I don't know how I could craft without them! I say the prints should stay!

Carol

Cozy Little House said...

I like them! Good for you for embracing imperfection. I love The Graphics Fairy. I have utilized many a graphic from that site. Karen is fantastic!
Brenda

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think they should definitely stay...but I love the entire wall so I'm not exactly impartial. I think it could be my favorite "TV" wall ever. I am trying to figure out how to make the Besta shelves work in my room. I would have to paint them my creamy white. I could be planning a trip to IKEA soon. :o)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I didn't realize the graphics fairy's images were large enough to print out in such big sizes! The shell prints look fabulous on your wall and I have say I didn't notice any of the things you mentioned that happend after a long day. All I thought was wow what a gorgeous and relaxing looking room. I will never be able to show you my family room, you'd be horrified at my lack of decorating talent! Yours seriously looks like a magazine photo.

Tess in AZ said...

I just found your blog and have spent my morning going through all of your old posts and reading them. You are very talented! I am also a homeschool mom who enjoys DIY projects and decorating, and I am so impressed that you find the time to make your home so beautiful. You've inspired me. I can't wait to paint my Craig's List armoire and create some quotation wall art.

-Tess

Natasha in Oz said...

We have a massive wall to fill above our TV too so I'm loving your idea! Thanks for the link to the pictures.

Best wishes,
Natasha

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

It looks so warm and inviting with oodles of character! Really love the addition of the prints - am off to check out their site!

ebru said...

Definitely better with the prints and a very good idea! Really nice room by the way, looks pretty and cosy and comfortable! Regards,Ebru

classic • casual • home said...

I think they look great with the white bookcase below!

ritajoy@harbourbreeze said...

My vote is definitely "stay"! They (and the whole room!)...look wonderful and welcoming. Now I need to go check out that Graphics
Fairy!:)

Lisa said...

I really like that globe.

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