Everyone’s tastes vary so differently when it comes to art. Knowing this, I am amazed that the CPA and I have any art work in our house at all. He tends to go for traditional pieces while I often choose art based on the room in which it is going to be displayed. Normally we can find a middle ground that leaves us both happy, but our differences have never been more apparent than in choosing pieces for the upcoming nursery.
I don’t know a lot about how the room’s going to look yet, but I do know that I want some unique art pieces in there. Something that is not too childish but yet still fit for a child’s room, if that makes any sense at all. We’ve looked at dozens of illustrated prints and none of them have met with our mutual approval. Here are some that were vetoed early on:
This print by Barking Bird Art (how cute is this?)
Or these adorable prints by Tummy Mountain:
I can kind-of understand why the CPA didn’t go for these as he is not a fan of cutsie pictures. I will say though, if we were having a girl, I would HAVE to purchase some of these by RKDesign88:
But since we’re having a boy and since I want the CPA to continue to speak to me, I went back to my search to find something we both like. This time I tried to stay away from the whimsical and tried to find something a bit more down-to-earth. For example this tree, from Lucky Bird Art.
Or these owls, from Yumi Yumi.
But again, nothing seemed “just right.” Until I showed him these beautiful prints by At Whim:
Finally, we are agreed! They are simple, adorable, different, and fit for a child. And the best part is the price – they are very affordable so we can get a few prints to hang over the dresser or the crib or wherever we eventually decide they should go.
Now, it’s on to paint color. Who knew designing a nursery for a newborn could be so tough?
Would you use art in a nursery? What kind would you/did you use?