Three-dimensional wall art goes a long way if you’re working with lots of blank space, and the plush variety is so fitting for a nursery. To achieve a more playful feel, mount a stuffed animal head above your crib. Thanks to the internet, you can find just about any animal you’d want – from a deer to a flamingo to a unicorn. For a more modern look, mount a plush geometric shape, like the edgy, black-and-white rain cloud here. Or, do both, like designer and stylist Live Loud Girl. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to fun, pillowy wall art.
What interior designer Tiffany Brooks calls the most exciting piece of art in the home, imagery of a vintage oak tree found at the Smithsonian with rings that show the age of the tree were replicated by an artist with the colors inverted, so the artwork almost looks like an x-ray of an oak tree ring.
Turn any table or floor surface at your party into a mess-proof art station. To do this, you’ll need a roll of craft paper, mini art canvases, acrylic paint, plastic cups filled with water and small paint brushes.
Put a playful spin on classic game taxidermy with silhouette pop art. Paint the surface of the cardboard backing in a picture frame, then trace the silhouette of a buck head to the backing with a pencil. Cover the traced silhouette with colorful buttons, fastening them in place with hot glue.
When choosing outdoor furnishings, “I wanted to make sure it was something that actually gels with bungalow architecture,” explains interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, “which is arts and crafts and laid back.”