Today’s wall was inspired by Jenna, who is a kick-ass entrepreneur plus a single mom of three ranging in age from 8 months to 15 years.
She suggested a few different areas in her life she’d like to decorate, hoping I’d pick one.
Well, I’m picking all three. Because I’m pretty sure with all her responsibilities she is used to taking care of other people constantly, so I’d like to take this chance to turn the tables and take care of her.
In Jenna’s words:
“A Southern- or Texas-themed wall. Would love this for my dining room. I love color. Except purple. Aqua and orange are my favorites.
“A wall for an entrepreneur. Female. For my office.
“A whimsical wall for my bedroom. I love fairy tales, Alice in Wonderland, color color color. Especially aqua. Hot pink, orange, gold glitter. … No purple.
“Inspirational quotes and affirmations are good right now.”
A Southern-inspired Dining Room
I tried to stay true to what Jenna wanted, I really did. But no purple? Does she even know who I am?
You know how once you try to avoid something suddenly it’s the only thing you see? Yeah, that’s what happened to me and purple.
There was one thing I found for her that I thought was amazing (and ORANGE!) but it didn’t quite fit in with the Southern dining room as much as I wanted. So bummed! In case you’re interested, it was a vintage Texas poster.
In general, well-designed freebies with a Southern theme were difficult to find. I’m happy I finally hunted down the ones below, especially the one about minding your own “biscuits.” I could just hear my late great Aunt Betty saying something like that. She was a Texan and a charmer.
To download these printables, click on the links below to go to the original download pages.
A Whimsical Bedroom
I so much wanted to bring more color into this gallery wall, but I couldn’t sacrifice the oh-so-awesome Alice in Wonderland illustrations, from the original book printing and now in open domain for downloading.
One of my favorite ways to get a huge pop of color into a room is to (a) either paint or wallpaper the walls or (b) blow up a nicely-saturated photo. This free stock photo gave me very strong “through the rabbit hole” vibes.
Inspirational Office Space
The biggest challenge I had with Jenna’s rooms was laying off the quote printables. I mean, what you’re seeing here is only a small sampling of the quote printables I downloaded for this project. I might have a problem.
I kept this color palette on the cool, turquoise side to give it that office je ne sais quoi.
Sometimes, no matter how long you search for the perfect free printable (hey, it might still be out there!), there comes a time in every curator’s life when you simply must pay for good, quality art. Please do. I believe in supporting artists!
This is what I’d buy for Jenna. A very colorful and cheeky quote from “Alice in Wonderland,” starting at $18 for an 8×10 via The Wheatfield by Katie Daisy.
Interested in being featured on the Frame Game?
Since I’ve started rounding up free printables (the first time, the second time, the third time, the kids time, the kitchen time), I’ve received a lot of emails seeking help with various dilemmas you have in your homes.
Use this form in the comments below (or email me) to indicate what mood you’re trying to set, and look out for future installments on the blog.
- Name (first name only is fine):
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- Which room in your house do you want to decorate?
- Tell me a little about the person this room belongs to (likes, dislikes, special requests):
- Tell me this person’s favorite movies, books, music:
- Any additional info:
P.S. The frames featured in this post are mockups. Check the individual download pages for details on ideal image size. Want to print something huge but the highest it goes is 8×10? Consider a larger frame with a mat. (Example here.)