In addition to the entry rug swap, we recently had a few other additions to the foyer area. Our foyer is graced with three arched art niches. I felt an immense amount of pressure to find the perfect artwork to fill them. What happens when I put to much pressure on myself? Well, usually nothing gets done. I freeze up and decide if I can’t do the perfect thing, then I will do nothing. Finally I had an accidental breakthrough.
The first break came when we started installing board and batten in the dining room and had to move the larger teal abstract art canvases somewhere else. For a temporary home I leaned the two canvases in the art niches…and they fit almost perfectly. Was it fate? I think so. Not only were they a perfect fit, they were also a very good injection of color for the space. These art pieces really gives guests a sense of our style immediately when they walk in the door.
But there was still one problem. The middle art niche! I did not know what to do with it. Thankfully our family photographer came to the rescue. At our youngest’s first birthday session, our photographer captured this awesome family portrait. I absolutely love the texture in this image. They were able to print it on canvas sized just slightly larger than the abstract canvas prints. The best part is the orange-y tones in the family portrait compliment the yellow/orange streaks in the teal abstract art.
This trio of art, not only shows off our decor style, but also introduces our family in a beautiful way. I am so proud to welcome people into our foyer now. Moral of the story? Consider a big, bold family photo if you want something stunning. Smaller prints are great, but sometimes investing in a large canvas of your favorite print gives a bigger impact.