Today is my middle son, Hugo's, 4th birthday and I wanted to do a special post in his honour. Last week I was so touched to receive a thoughtful and special gift in the mail from the lovely Kristy and Nat from Norsu Interiors (which just happens to also be one of my favourite online stores!).
Totally out of the blue they had sent me one of their best selling "Hugo" prints by Studio Lisa Bengtsson, as a thoughtful gift for my own little Hugo. They didn't want my other boys Archie or Caleb to be left out though - so also sent me a couple of gorgeous prints for them as well. So now I find myself the owner of three of these awesome prints (which I've secretly had my eye on for a while anyway!) plus a lovely little note card from the same designer.
I was immediately inspired to use them in a project I had been thinking about for a while and knowing it was Hugo's birthday coming up this week I knew just how to tie it all together. My girlfriend and I had recently been discussing how tricky it was to style a place when you rented or lacked the DIY skills to bang a nail in the wall. I hadn't quite decided where to hang these prints anyway, so I decided to try 4 different (and easy!) options for hanging prints around the home - none of which require a nail, screw or any DIY skills. One for each of Hugo's four years :)
1. Hang up with some pegs and blue tack
I bought these graphic pegs from Typo a few months ago. They were very cheap and although at the time I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them they make a great DIY picture hanger when secured with some blue tack.
2. Place it in a frame and lean on a shelf
For a more formal look simply place the print in an inexpensive frame (e.g. Ribba from IKEA) and then lean it on a shelf with some of your other favourite things.
3. Hang in a group with washi tape
For a fun look for the kids room, or a less formal look that you might use as an inspiration wall above your desk, try using washi tape. This Japanese masking tape doesn't ruin your walls (or your prints) and comes in every pattern and colour you can think of. I, of course, chose black!
4. Style it on a shelf with your other favourite things
Finally, for the simplest of ideas simply place the print on your desk surrounded by the other items you love to look at while your work.
For the moment this is where the lovely little prints sit while I think where their permanent home will be. Every time I look at them I think of my three beautiful boys. Thank you again Norsu Interiors! And Happy Birthday Hugo! xx
I hope this has given you a few ideas for how to hang and style prints around your home.
Have a great day!