My good friend Barb is posting today on a wonderful fall decoration idea! I have long been in love with “subway art” but I must say I haven’t really experimented with it much. I think that this fall is my chance! Here are some great printables and ideas to get you started.
While the calendar says Summer until September 22nd, my internal clock murmurs fall when Labor Day rolls around. I can justify my decision to start fall decorating on Labor Day. I have fall decorations out for all of September, and then when October 1st hits, I’m ready to add in Halloween decorations, then switch them out with Thanksgiving ones on November 1st. See? It makes perfect sense.
Free printable subway art is an easy peasy way for anyone to add a bit of fall to their home decor even if they’re not ready to pull out the pumpkins and acorns. I currently have 4 picture frames designated for printable subway art. All I use to print the art is cardstock and my HP printer. The frames are cheap-o ones that look good, and are easy to change out 3 to 4 times a year.
Print Source: On Sutton Place
This 5 x 7 black frame from Kohl’s hangs in our dining room. I keep the matte inside the frame at all times. Sometimes I use it, and sometimes I don’t. The resolution for this print was 72 dpi which is not the best, however, it worked because I kept the print size small.
This plastic black frame from Michael’s Craft Store lives on a wall in our office. This print had a 300 dpi resolution making it easy to resize and keep the print looking crisp. I loved this one because it’s not the usual subway art printable.
I use two picture frames on our living room mantel, though I think I may add in a smaller black frame for visual interest. The left frame is from Kohl’s and the right one from Michael’s. The only change I made to this mantel for the fall is to change out the subway art, and remove a glittery pink and purple garland.
This subway art printable comes from a site I’ve used before, Today’s Fabulous Finds. I love the use of white space in this print to balance the color-intense print I chose for the other side of the mirror. However, this is where I may add the smaller black frame with a simple print like a pumpkin to balance the mantel.
I found this fun subway art print on Ninth Street Notions, a site I’ll go back to for more prints. I love the use of fonts with white space to be visually stimulating without being crazy.
Find more free printables on my Pinterest Fall Decorating Idea Board.
Share your favorite free subway art printables in the comments.
Barb is a mom of 5 kids who spends her day keeping track of socks, stuffed animals, library books, and a 4 year old when she isn’t writing about all the frugality, gardening, cooking, and reading she manages to fit in between the chaotic moments. She can be found at A Life in Balance or Frugal Local Kitchen.