I am so excited to share today’s post with you. A couple weeks ago, thanks to the fabulous folks at BlogHer, I was contacted by Shutterfly to check out their Home Decor products. Decorating my home with personalized products is always a surefire way to make me happy!

To be honest, I never realized the variety Shutterfly had when it came to home decor. After checking out their collection, I was more than excited to try their website and products. I wouldn’t consider myself a professional photographer, but photography is definitely one of my hobbies. Over the past few years I have collected a dozen or so photos that I love and hope to incorporate as artwork into my space.

As much as I shop at home stores and discount stores, the artwork section in such places always leaves me a bit disappointed. While some of their products could definitely work in a space, they lack uniqueness and individuality. I believe that artwork can often make or break a space. To me, the best artwork is deeply personal. When I hang pieces on my wall, I want them to be totally unique and maybe even a little unexpected or surprising, not mass-produced. I think photos are one of those elements that really make a house feel like a home. Thanks to Shutterfly, I’m able to achieve that look.

Typically, it takes me a couple months to find the perfect location for artwork, so I’m going to show you what I received and where it is now. I will probably change this a dozen times until I find that spot that really sings. Does anyone else do this?

The first things I ordered from Shutterfly were a few of their canvas prints. These pieces are amazing. It’s always so surreal to see my photographs turned into an actual piece of art. I used three different nature-inspired prints to create this look.



Beautiful, right? This would make a fabulous collection in a living room or dining room.


Each of these prints has special meaning to me, and I can remember exactly where I was when I took each one. I think this would be a perfect way to remember a special moment in your life, especially one shared with your family and friends.



Let’s get a little closer and take a look at the details. The quality, craftsmanship, and resolution are excellent!



Next, I ordered one of their Woven Blankets. Let’s check it out.


Yes, you may remember that photo from my Ode to Oz display. It was one of my favorites, and having it printed on an actual blanket is seriously mind blowing!

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I love it so much so that I even ordered one for my mom!



I assumed that it would just be printed on the blanket, but it’s actually woven with different pieces of colored thread. I used a high-resolution photo as suggested, and the detail is amazing. Perfect for a bedroom or to throw in a backpack for a picnic.



Next up, you all know how much I love my quotes. So, I picked one of my favorites and had it printed on a desktop plaque for my soon-to-be office.


I actually took that photograph with my iPhone, edited it in Instagram, and added the text with my word processing program.



The 5×5 inch size worked perfectly! Cell phone photography has come such a long way. This is an amazing way to remember those little, but important moments.

Last but not least, I decided to try something a little outside my comfort zone. Going a little more modern, I ordered one of Shutterfly’s Acrylic Prints. I was actually inspired to try this piece from my dinner in New York City and their acrylic-inspired artwork.

If you want to bring a touch of modern into your space without buying a hot pink acrylic coffee table shaped like a dog, then this is your solution!



I think this is an ideal way to add a little drama and a touch of modern to any space. I chose a photo of a sedum bud for my print. Talk about awesome artwork for a bathroom!


I love how this is hung with the four aluminum posts on each corner. Totally unique and unexpected.

Now it’s time for me to go move one of these fabulous pieces around my house until I find the perfect spot for all of them. What do you think? Which one is your favorite? What area of your house would you like to personalize with Shutterfly Home Decor Products? By leaving a comment, you will be entered to win a $350 Shutterfly prize pack!


Visit Shutterfly to find these and other Home Décor products, or connect with them on Facebook. Check out BlogHer.com to find additional reviews and more ways you can enter to win!

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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.


This sweepstakes is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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This sweepstakes runs from 10/13/12 to 10/31/12.


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  • slip4 at

    I love the acrylic art! Very different from anything else I have.

  • Sarah Mailloux at

    My dining room needs an update. I love the canvases you did!

  • Jeannie Clemens at

    I love all of it, but that blanket? I had no idea that is possible and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

  • Our Big Adventure at

    I’d get a blanket with one of our honeymoon photos and I love the acrylic art for the bathroom we definetly need something for in there I might even get one if I don’t win.

  • Jodi at

    I love the photo canvases! That’s a wonderful idea for art for my study (which I recently painted and has nothing on the walls!).

  • Shannon at

    I want some acrylic art! I’m with you, I don’t want to buy mass produced stuff but don’t want to spend big money on stuff either. Dilemma.

  • Katie @ Wildwood Creek at

    The pictures turned artwork is stunning! I was just thinking I need to do something with my photos besides keep them on the computer. Great ideas.

  • Kiki at

    I think the photo canvases turned out beautifully and I’d love to win so that I can make a few of my own!

  • Lisa at

    Wow. These look great! I would love to order several canvas prints for family members for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • jackie jade at

    Oooh love these. Would love to use more photos to decorate my office. I feel like it’s a great area to have personal items and to make you feel happy to be working!

  • Debby at

    I would the photo canvases. I would love to have some for my living room wall.

  • Sara Galindez at

    Well Michael, now you’ve done it… How am I supposed to decide between decorating the living room with an amazing canvas piece, or getting one of those adorable blankets? Decisions, decisions ๐Ÿ™‚
    BTW, I think the canvased photos that you chose are lovely. Just looking at them is an experience. Good job!!

  • Emily at

    I need to decorate my living room and kitchen – I just moved into a new apartment and it has too many blank walls!

  • carol jane at

    I would love to decorate my guest room with the canvas art. So pretty!

  • Designed Decor at

    I had no idea that Shutter-fly sold this type of products. I receive their email and never read or pay attention to them. I will be checking out their selections of home decor items. I too have a favorite quote and my own photo that I would love to make into a great home decor item.

  • Cecile at

    Love the blanket! … but the idea of a photo canvas collection in the hallway is also tempting

  • LisaG at

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE – all of the items, particularly the blanket. I wouldn’t be able to choose one room in my house to decorate – I’d want it scattered throughout!

  • Elizabeth at

    Our bedroom is a blank slate, I would love to add some personality to it with photos.

  • Keizerfire at

    I’d love to decorate my bedroom or living room, and that blanket is wonderful! I also thought they just printed the photo on the blanket, but woven is great!!

  • whatamberloves.com at

    Neat!! Pick me! Pick Me! I want modern style prints and mounts to contrast with some of the traditional and antique elements in my front living room! I can be reached via email: WhatAmberLoves@att.net

  • Mairin at

    I would love to decorate my guest room with photos of my travels!

  • BarbaraShowell at

    What a great budget! I’d do my foyer and going up my stairs. There’s nothing personal there to indicate I’ve been there and I’ve lived in the house about 16 yrs.

  • Susan at

    Our dining room would be the place I’d add to with Shutterfly fun!

  • Whimsical Wonders Nursery at

    I love the first one! In part because, your pictures are truly beautiful, but also because I am a sucker for that ladder. I love the old wooden ladders being used in home decor. I love your use of this one. I am tring to find a smaller one to hang under the flouresant light in my kittchen. For my shuuterfly art, I would. Most likey use it in either the kitchen or hall bathroom.

  • ChristaB at

    My livingroom wall needs that extra touch and thesw canvas prints would be perfect!!

  • Sylph Dancer at

    I need a statement piece for my living room. My own acrylic art will work well as a focal point. Wow. Thanks to you and Shutterfly for so many great ways to personalize my space!

  • Denise Sabia at

    Michael, the prints resting on the ladder are amaze! Love that idea. and I I love how you incorporated you OZ themed shelves into a blanket. genius!
    okay, off to Clover Market, wish you lived closer, you’d love it!
    Denise

  • Amy at

    I’d love to decorate my living room w/ Shutterfly products. Love what you have shown here!

  • Paula@SweetPea at

    I would love to use some of the acrylic prints in the bathroom that we are remodeling.

  • Nicolle Glick at

    I would decorate my bedroom. That way the first thing I see when I open my eyes, and the last thing I see when I close my eyes would be that of my sweet little 9 month old boy and my husband. Pure happiness!

  • Kim at

    I would love to decorate my living room with some photo canvases. They look great. Thanks for the giveaway.
    garnetgirl1@msn.com

  • Heather Alverson at

    I am a big Shutterfly supporter but I have never really looked into their Home Decor products, I would love to decorate my mantle with some canvases and the woven blanket is awesome too.

  • v.wiest at

    I have an odd room that houses my dining, office and small reading corner. This multi-purpose room needs the help of Shutterfly home decor, especially the acrylics, photo canvases and desktop plaques.

  • Kelly K at

    I have been wanting the canvas prints, but now I LOVE the acrylic print. Very cool:)

  • Jenn Elkins at

    I have had the same bedroom decor since high school…and that was 8 years ago! I have recently decided to completely redecorate my bedroom and I would love some upgraded canvas prints! I have blank walls that are in need of some lovin!

  • emt817ftw at

    My daughter is an amateur photographer as well. I would take one of her nature pics and turn it into the most beautiful woven blanket for her family room.

  • Blaire at

    I neeeeeed this!

  • bryansgyrl at

    I’d like to decorate my living room, where everyone could see the beautiful artwork!

  • Dead Flowers at

    I’d love to decorate the master bedroom with canvas prints!

  • Kim a. at

    Love ALL of those products! We have been living back in our house after a major Reno and are at the point of all the major furniture decor being in place but with a lack of finishing touches- I.e. Art! I love the canvases the best, but could really use art in the master bath and think you may have sold me with that acrylic piece! (I’d take it exactly as pictured with your photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brittany Alexa at

    The canvas prints and the blanket look amazing. Would love to spruce up the bedroom and study!

  • Dana at

    I would love to decorate my family room with these products. It is where we hang out in the evenings, gather for family events and entertain our guests. It would be awesome to be able to personalizee our decor!

  • tamdoll at

    Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! My entry and dining room *need* something to fill in their empty walls & Canvas Prints of some of my photographs would be great! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Tammy

  • The Fam at

    Our bedrooms are the least personalized parts of our home.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  • melia57 at

    I would decorate my family room with Shutterfly home decor products. Would love to try the canvas and make one of my son who is turning 1 next month.

  • Samantha G. at

    I would love to have a beautiful picture hanging in my living room! We are wall art less atm!

  • Jeanettebr at

    I love that acrylic piece! something like that would be so perfect in my living room! thanks for the giveaway

  • Whitney M at

    I would love to use one of these canvases in my bedroom!

  • Ally at

    I’d like to decorate my bedroom. I have only a few things on the wall right now and it’s kind of depressing.

  • Anika at

    So many of our rooms need some art on the walls. I would probably start with the bathrooms and then look for something unique for my boys’ bedroom.

    Love your set of canvas prints!

  • Whitney at

    I would love to brighten up the long hallway in my new apartment with some scenic shots! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Love your photos you used on your Shutterfly products- they’re beautiful!

  • Amber at

    Holy Smokes what an awesome giveaway!! I have a gallery wall in my living room. that is definitely where i would use some wrapped canvas prints!

  • mitchiesmom at

    I believe I would finally decorate my bedroom!!! Need some decor to go on in there!! Great Give-away!!!

  • ljjasper at

    Definitely would do photos for our photo wall in the hallway!

  • Rory Wallwork at

    Our front room is in desperate need of some shutterfly work! We just moved in and have NOTHING on the walls. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Michele B at

    Michael your photos are gorgeous! I love that you can create art with your own photos through Shutterfly. I would love to take some of my vacation photos and make some art for my living room, bedroom and dining room. Especially the dining room since we are working on a makeover.

  • Gabrielle Orcutt at

    Acrylics are a MUST for any bathroom that does not have the best venting. It’s easy to clean and can withstand the steam of a hot shower on a cold February day. Keep clicking that shutter! =]

  • Amanda at

    Love it! I like the modern twist on the last photo. So many options.

  • kmbutrfly at

    i would love the canvas prints for dining room where the walls are pretty bare. i love the idea of some nature photos from special moments in our lives to brighten up the walls and space!

  • Syvil at

    I would decorate my family room. I am in love with your flower art & now my head is swirling with ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

    Syvilrott@zoominternet.net

  • Unknown at

    I have a living room wall that is in desperate need of some artwork!

    frogribbit44 AT gmail DOT com

  • throuthehaze at

    I would love to decorate my bedroom with Shutterfly home decor products. All your prints look great by the way!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • Rachelle at

    I would decorate my children’s bedroom. I’ve been slowly knocking off rooms to decorate in my home, and this one is next on my to do list.

  • Jessica Alayne at

    I recently moved to a new apartment and the only place that’s really missing art is the LARGE space over my couch. It would be the perfect place to feature some of the Shutterfly products.

  • Katy @ Eat Drink & Decorate at

    I am in the midst of trying to figure out artwork for our little one’s nursery – due in 5 weeks! So mama better get on it! What better way than some beautiful artwork from shutterfly! I love the acrylic artwork!

  • the eclectic hen at

    I’ve been wanting to do something with canvas. Saw a bunch of canvas photos at a craft fair last weekend and thought, “ooooh, I could do that!”

  • Allison at

    I would love something to jazz up my kitchen. Needs something on the walls!

  • Heather H at

    LOVE those photo canvases! I think I would try my hand at adding some decor to my living room. Who knew they had such great stuff???

  • Laura at

    I would LOVE to decorate the wall space in my hallways in my home. They are so bland and boring. I want my hallways to feel more like rooms than just spaces I’m hurrying through to get somewhere else. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • DRTVrMoi at

    We’ve created a home office for my husband and a touch of art & family will warm up the space.

  • NDietrich at

    I would love to add shutterfly home decor products to our living room. It is the place where we spend the most time, and it would be nice to warm it up!

  • karen408 at

    I have wedding photos from a year ago that need to be displayed!Ummm…but first I need to print them…

  • Jessica at

    we just moved to a new city and condo so we have everywhere to redecorate,but I think for this I would do by bedroom!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • Olivia R at

    I love the rustic look with the ladder. I would like to “shutterfly” my home office. It isn’t very personal right now and could definitely use a touch of family photos.

    Oliviatheservicedog at hotmail dot com

  • Talina at

    I would decorate my girl’s room. I’d love to get some of their baby pictures on the walls in artful ways.

  • Funnelcloud Rachel at

    Oh, I’d love to personalize every room in my house since we have a lot of empty walls, but if I won, I think my new Shutterfly products might end up in our soon-to-be-renovated master bedroom!

  • Annette Doggett at

    I would like to personalize my bedroom with photos of my sons.

  • Renee Rahimi at

    So great! I would love to capture some of the amazing things my kids do and turn it into art! I would definitely use this in my living room!

  • AZPartyMamma at

    my room needs some extra love. My walls are bare!

  • Lindsay at

    I love Shutterfly but so far have only used their photo books to documents vacations. Your acrylic print is amazing and my mind is spinning with different ways I could use it in my home. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Karen Propes at

    I would decorate our living room, we had a flood and had to replace the carpet, we painted and we need another chair and some pictures or other items to bring some color in the room. Thanks for this Fabulous Giveaway.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

  • LyndaS at

    My living room. The walls are pretty expansive and I don’t have anything nice. These products are awesome!

  • LyndaS at

    I could definitely use the products in my living room. My walls are pretty expansive and bare.

  • Betty C at

    I’d love to jazz up my spare bedroom with a wall decal. I have a great photo I took in Venice, Italy that would really set a new mood.

  • Erin at

    I have a number of rooms I’d love to use Shutterfly decor in but your post inspired me to work on my bedroom!

  • Karine Traverse at

    My girls’ room needs some decor. The walls are white with nothing on them

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