We’ve lived in this house for a couple of years now. And in that time, we’ve never put up a single piece of art in our upstairs hallway.
I just (re)painted the stairwell and hallway Benjamin Moore’s London Fog. I love it! And I also just repainted the upstairs bathroom off the hallway Sherwin Williams Rejuvenate. It is super bright coral, which has brightened up the whole upstairs.
To brighten up the hallway, I stole a couple of pieces of art from one of the cutie’s rooms. It is art by an artist from the UK, Janet Bell. We used some of this art as kid art for the past five years, starting in our first cutie’s nursery in our old house.
Yikes, that old nursery was crazy-mint-chocolate-chip-green!
While somewhat child-like, I am choosing to call the new hallway art “whimsical”. I think it brightens up the hallway and ties in really well with the coral and gray bathroom, gray walls in the hallway, and the green/gray color in the three bedrooms.
I also like how it is just two pieces of art, so it does not overwhelm the hallway. The two pieces add just a hint of the interest and fun that a family space should have (warning: dancing-cutie-photo-bomb below):
Anyone else repurpose kid-art to a family space? Or use art in the hallway to tie together the adjoining rooms? What’s fun about stealing a cutie’s art, is that now the cutie gets new art in his room! Tackling that next, along with finding a replacement for this old hallway light fixture . . .