As you know, I live in a rented house. I’ve been here for two years and although the decoration is ‘slightly’ (very) old-fashioned, for the most part, it’s been a good home to us. I haven’t been able to decorate but I did, of course, bring with me a few items that I managed to cling onto after I lost my house post-relationship break-up.
The shabby-chic sideboard that I bought from eBay that doesn’t really fit with anything else in the room with a tea stain on the top, the mis-matching coffee tables, the sofa bought from Gumtree that is now all bobbly on the arms, and the dining room chairs I put together by my own fair hand. These were items that weren’t too expensive, but they were all I could afford at the time … and they’re mine. I worked hard for them and I’m proud of myself for at least attempting to create a lovely home for my sons to live in.
One thing I’ve never really invested in, perhaps because it just felt too frivolous at the time, is artwork. I have two key pieces in my lounge that mean a lot to me – a massive painting that I reviewed on the blog a few years ago but to me, represents me looking out to the water, embarking on a new solo life, and a canvas print of me aged seven, sitting on my Mum’s lap, looking up at her. Whenever I look up from the TV or my laptop, I see her. It’s wonderful.
And that’s the great thing about artwork. It has the power to evoke an emotion in you.
So when Pixers got in touch recently, and asked if I’d like to choose a few items from their website for my home, I jumped at the chance. (And I’ll also be sharing a fab 40% discount code with you later on.) They specialise in wallpaper, murals, prints, posters, canvas prints and stickers and I think you’ll really love what they have to offer.
I decided to not go with the stickers, purely because I was nervous about my landlords’ reaction, but was assured you can easily un-peel them and move them around. Besides, I decided I’d quite like to choose a few pictures.
I went with a large canvas print, that I’ve now put above my bed, a small frame print that is my lounge and another framed print that strangely, seems really at home in the toilet. Sounds weird, but it works.
What do you think? Art is very personal, so my choices might not be your cup of tea but I think you’ll find plenty on the site to like. They’re all very different from each other but when I was looking through the website, these just jumped out at me for some reason. Dexter and I are currently fighting over who gets the fox/wolf (I’m winning so far – it’s in the lounge), but I might buy one for him for Christmas. Here are the links to the products I chose:
The website is really user-friendly and one of the features I most liked, because I have no idea what any sized print looks like and always end up buying one too big or too small, is that when you choose the size you want, it shows you what it would look like on the wall. Genius! So you’ll never choose the wrong sized print again.
I’m really happy with my choices. If my bedroom was tidy right now, I’d show you what the pink mountain looked like above my bed. But it’s not, so you’ll have to just imagine, but it’s really brought the whole magnolia room to life.
I have a fantastic reader offer for you if you’re interested in buying any of Pixers’ products, and that’s a whopping 40% discount. Just use the name ‘WitWitWoo’ when ordering, and it will deduct 40% from your order price. With Christmas coming up, it’s perfect timing.