Less or More and Art for Upstairs


This is a Cathy Kincaid bedroom via Decorpad done two ways.  Do you prefer the less or more version?

These are photos of upstairs at our house.  The top is my daughter's bedroom and the bottom is her "hangout" room.  Neither room is finished as I'm barely able to stand going up there with the mess that usually greets me.  Which makes me less motivated to continue work in these rooms.  I'm wondering why they need to be finished and look nice if they're going to stay messy.  I bet many of you can relate to these thoughts!

Over the last few months I've found the two paintings below that will look great up there.  

This is from Lauren McCrory.

Both of these will go in the "hangout" room and they'll add so much there.   First I have to take the time to get Jenny's framed.  I'll share them hung when they're up -- may be awhile!

Happy Weekend!



Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I can absolutely relate to the "why bother" feeling about teen rooms. I LOVE your art choices for the hangout room.
I like the "less" look, without a doubt.

The enchanted home said...

Your daughters rooms are gorgeous....wow lucky girl! Love Cathy Kincaid's work but definitely prefer the less room, the first one....simple, elegant, clean and uncluttered. SO pretty!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

You've got such fabulous contemporary art! Love the paintings!! Really fresh and cool :) Regarding Cathy Kincaid's room: definitely the first one!!

The Tasty Fashionista said...

I really love the art! So pretty!! I think that less is more for the room. But, maybe if they did some different colored pillows on the bed? Maybe more green than blue?

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I love your choice for the art and love how you have done your daughter's spaces...don't worry about her messiness - mine was the same way and now that she is 24 and has her own apartment, it is spotless!!

I prefer the "less" room, but they both are pretty.

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

love both paintings and what fun those blue drapes are!!! i love that!

Caroline said...

Adore your daughter's room! I am also a less is more person...so I love the 1st image! Take care, Caroline

Kathleen said...

I love the paintings! My son is 21 and outgrew the messy phase. When he's home from college he gets on ME if I let my magazine/book/mail pile in the living room get too big!

I usually like a more clean, uncluttered look. But seeing both pictures one after another I think the more one seems more finished to me. I'm surprised by my reaction!

Kathysue said...

Oh How I remember feeling that way, with three boys! Yikes, but come to find out it paid off. All my now grown boys are neat and tidy just like I raised them to be, even though while they lived here they were anything but tidy, trust me!!
That old say they learn by example is very true, keep up the good example, you will be glad you did!! Love the artwork for the hangout spot, perfect!
Happy Weekend,
PS I always seem to like the LESS

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love both ways...I think I could live with the first, but love the creativeness of the second...Your daughters room has that same crisp feeling....very cute!

Andrea said...

Of the first two images, I like the "less" version best, which do you prefer? Your daughter's room is absolutely lovely! Your whole home is so beautiful!!

The Glam Pad

Debra Phillips said...

the over done look is ghastly, simple is charming!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You always find the best art my friend!!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love the bedroom both ways, but I would end up with. the second one. Both are beautiful!
The paintings are great. Can't wait to see.
Happy Sunday.

pretty pink tulips said...

Definitely prefer the less done room. It looks perfect to me!

Your daughter's bedroom and hangout room are so cool. Love both pieces of art. I wouldn't want to come out!

xo Elizabeth


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