Since adding the little red cabinet to the guest bedroom, I have wanted to add some additional red touches. The easiest way to add more color is through accessories and art. There is more wall space for art in the guest room than surface area for accessories.
I have framed fabric before, even a placemat, but this time I decided to skip the ironing and frame paper instead. Over the weekend we made it out to Minneapolis and stopped by my favorite paper store, Paper Source. I was on a mission to buy some decorative paper to frame as art for the guest bedroom.
I found two beautiful papers to add just the right touch of red to the room. The first is a sheet of Orla Keily wallpaper for $5.95. The second is a beautiful Ikat fine paper in persimmon and gold for $4.95. I love these two prints together, because they go, but they are not matching. The persimmon color ties them together. The Orla Keily print is a larger scale which works well with the smaller scale of the ikat print. I love the gold in the ikat print and plan to use some other gold accents in the room.
I happened to have two oversized frames on hand. Frames are one of the things I always look for at the Room & Board outlet. I got these large maple frames for $79.99 each. They have a 16 x 20 inch opening and wide 4 inch frame. They are regularly $139.99 each. I love the thick rounded frame.
I cut the fine papers to size and slipped them in the frames. The pair of frames adds some much needed color to a large blank wall in the guest room. The maple frames add a lighter wood tone that goes with yellow accents I am adding to the room. The persimmon color in the art matches the little red cabinet and adds a splash of red to the other side of the room.
I have had the frames for about 6 months, so I am not counting their cost in this project. Therefore, the total cost of this art was less than $11!!! The price tag is low, but the impact is high!