Arts + Crafts

BIG Art From Minted

August 6, 2015

Have you heard the great news that Minted has gone BIG time? Minted (they even ship outside of the U.S.) now offers very large sizes of their art and I had to learn more. Like most of you, curiosity killed the cat and I ended up “learning” so much that I landed smack dab in the middle of the photography of Qing Ji which then ended up in my shopping cart. I just knew I had to own A Bunch Of Wild Flowers because it’s different but also so cheery and bright. Minted stocks photographic prints but also illustration, prints of collage and paintings — all framed if needed — up to size 44″ x 60″. Will you just look at this beauty in my home…

BIG Art From Minted

Art is a never-ending spiral for me, I love it and like filling my home with pattern and color through creative work. I’m not big on a patterned sofa or patterns on drapes, I am more interested in seeing it on walls, floors and through small accessories like pillows and throws. I like something with wow appeal on the floor, then a gentle rest on the eyes for the middle of the room (where throws and pillows are) and then towards the mid to top of the room I like color and/or pattern.

When I decorate a room, I always take a photo of the space from the main entry point and then I divide the photo into 3 parts, lower, mid section, top. From there, I split into 3 more sections – left, middle and right side. This way, the room has 6 parts or squares. In all 6 of those parts, I make sure there is a good flow between all from pattern and color to the recurrence of a repeating color or pattern I’m going with if that’s what I want. I know it’s a bizarre and very unconventional way to see a space but it’s always how I’ve seen rooms since I was a child and though I abandoned this way of decorating for a few years, I’ve decided to go back to it and see how I can use it as I work through my upcoming decorating and styling projects. I feel like I need to make some changes and continue improving instead of going with what is comfortable or text book.

Do you have any unconventional ways to approach a space? Oh, and do you have any large art in your home and if so, what and where is it placed? I think the above print may end up in my bedroom or hallway next week…

(image: Holly Becker for decor8)


  • Reply Joana August 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    This looks gorgeous. I’m so afraid of buying art, for some reason. I keep thinking I will spend a ton and then regret it or change my mind.

    Joana x

  • Reply Mnêmosunê August 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I have 2 large art pieces in my home : one of my paintings and a painting I bought maybe 15 years ago in Greece. I live in a tiny appartment and when I came there I couldn’t afford buying such a big piece, so I ended doing something for the living room and I’m glad I did ! I made it 4 years ago and I still love it. The painting from Greece is in my bedroom since I bought it I’ve always hanged it there, I love the simple touch it brings to this room.

  • Reply Koza Domowa August 7, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I simply love it. It’s gorgeous!

  • Reply dressmeSue August 9, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Your decorating method sounds very Feng Shui!

  • Reply Alison dunne August 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    There fab

  • Reply Kitty August 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    beautiful piece! love the burst of colours

  • Reply Rosalina August 30, 2015 at 3:04 am

    I am an artist and create abstract, florals, and mandalas and my art is usually expressive and full of colorful patterns. I think decorating with art is a great idea and really can add lots of color to the décor without being overwhelming. Recently I have been really into neutral colored furniture so that I can decorate with art and artsy accessories. Also I really love the Minted Print!!!

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