“Presentation is everything” is an adage I’ve lived by since I was a teenager. You can throw some of the most beautiful things together, but without a purpose it’ll look like a hot mess. On the opposite spectrum, you don’t always need to buy expensive things to achieve a cohesive, well-thought out style (have you seen the dollar store challenges on YouTube? Very impressive indeed). This applies to your home decor, office, or personal style.
When we first met with Natalie to discuss our collab, our talks centered around how to best showcase her work alongside ours, despite coming from different crafting backgrounds. It didn’t take us long to settle on home decor, and we’re thrilled with the results. There are so many ways to spruce up your walls, but hanging art prints is one of our favourite ways to make a big statement (on a minimal budget too!). In this post, we’re going to show you different ways to style your home. In this case we used my home office, but these prints would look lovely in any office, bedroom or living room as well.
Gallery walls can be intimidating, but with some prep work and a buddy it’s totally manageable. Before we committed to the below look, we traced the frames onto craft paper to play around with the placement. We wanted to make the Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat print to be the star, so we arranged the smaller prints around it.
Because this is an office/craft room, we wanted to go for a very bright look with all white frames. Who wants to work in a dark and gloomy space right?
Got gold anyone? If you love glam as much as we do, here’s another option for you. To keep a balanced look, we only replaced one small white frame on either side of the centre print. We actually drilled holes into the walls to hang the prints (I love the prints so much I’m keeping them forever!), but those with commitment issues can use Command picture hanging strips.
If you wanted to keep your walls empty (or hang something else in its place), another option is to lean the frames against the wall instead. While this allows you to re-arrange the frames whenever you want, you may want to secure the top of the frames to the wall to prevent them from sliding down.
If your desk or cabinet is on the smaller end, you can opt for four frames and it’ll still look great.
If you don’t want to stagger your photo frames, you can arrange them by size for a clean, no-fuss look.
Another bonus of having them lean against your walls is is how practical it is (let’s be real, especially for your Instagram photos). While having the frames on the walls looks amazing as a whole, sometimes you just want something nice to look at (without having to crane your neck!) while working.
To achieve any of the looks above, you can download the written by natalie x HANK & HOOK prints here. The Eat, Sleep, Craft Repeat is actually a free download, and next week we’ll be showing you how to add a crochet border around the print, so stay tuned for that.