I can’t believe that we’ve already been living in our new home for almost two full months!
The last few weeks and months have been such a blur. We completed our second move (in the space of six months), we finally finished all of our unpacking even though we’ve been away more than we’ve been in our new home (or at least that’s what it feels like) as we’ve visited Budapest, Manchester twice, Düsseldorf and most recently spent a week in The Netherlands, and we’ve completed nowhere near as many DIY projects as we would have liked!
This apartment is already feeling much more like home than our temporary rental. Knowing that we’ll be here for a long while definitely plays a huge part in feeling settled but something that I always find makes me feel more at home is being surrounded personal items and art.
With sooo many huge walls to decorate I’ve already been buying way too many prints from fab artists that I’ve been discovering here in Berlin but as I’m not allowed to blow our full renovation budget on pretty arty things, I’m also trying to get creative myself.
We’ve often made our own art like our DIY Concrete Letters, Butterfly Art or the DIY Pin & Thread picture (which is still one of my favourites) but I should warn you that I’m totally overselling the creativeness of our newest project as it really couldn’t be simpler!
Yep, told you! All it is is a super simple large typography B for Berlin printed in a copy shop!
Everywhere I looked I kept seeing typography themed art and there are loads of amazing prints available in online shops but there’s often no point in paying loads of money for a print if you can just nip down to the copy shop and make one of your own.
If you buy an art print it’ll be on high-quality paper and will probably be a much better quality print so it isn’t exactly comparable but for the price 1,50€, we now have a fun big B for Berlin on our otherwise still fairly empty walls.
Making your own art is a great way to personalise your space without having to spend loads of money and you can have so fun at the same time, too!
I know that lots of people think they’re not creative or talented enough to make their own art because they think it won’t be good enough or not be as pretty as something bought but it really doesn’t have to be that way!
Our new B definitely isn’t the best or most exciting thing you’ve ever seen but it is fun, we like it and we don’t have to keep it forever! Oh, and if you’d like your own B for Berlin you can download it here. It’s 700 x 1000mm so will fit on A0 sized paper (although you can print it any size you want) – ours is in a Gunnabo frame from Ikea.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that not everything has to be perfect all of the time and it’s perfectly fine to have something in your home that you may end up switching out at some point.
Where do you find art? Do you like to get crafting? Do you have an all-time favourite piece of art? (Ours is our batik that was hung over our log burner which we bought on holiday in Malaysia).