4 Tips For Matching Art Prints

Colour

An easy way to style artworks is to choose a colour palette. It can be as simple as a group of neutrals, or you can take one specific colour from a piece.

Frame

If you want a gallery wall or shelf of prints to seem cohesive, matching their frames is an easy solution. This will make prints that are vastly different seem intentionally styled together.

Size

For an easy modern gallery wall, use artworks all the same size and line them up on your wall. This look is perfect for a hallway or stairwell.

Subject Matter

You can create a harmonious wall with all different prints if the subject matter is the same. For example a wall of modern abstracts or framed photography. Styling these prints together will look much more intentional.
Framed Modern Art Prints on a Mantel

3 Contemporary Art Ideas

Shape Based Abstracts

Abstract can always fit perfectly into any modern space. Shape based abstracts are a great choice for a minimalist room in need of some colour or texture. They can instantly become a great focal point in your space. Don’t be afraid to go big, hang a framed oversized art print over a couch or console!

Figure Art

This art style has become increasingly popular, with both shape and line based figures. This elegant art style appears all over the internet in minimalist, modern and transitional spaces alike. A thin black or white wood frame compliments these prints flawlessly. 

Modern Classical Art

A fun modern spin on traditional art, these prints range from framed matisse posters, to classical paintings with modern text written across them. These artworks are sure to spark a conversation with their eye catching style.Framed modern abstract in Scandinavian living room

5 Reasons Artwork Makes A Room

Focal Point

Bold artwork can instantly transform any space creating a focal point that will immediately draw the eye. Show off your personal style with a vintage matisse print or a colourful modern abstract.

Ties in Colour

Art is the perfect place to draw a colour palette from. To create a cohesive space, match some elements around the room to the colours in your print or frame, such as pillows, small decor elements or even the couch colour.

Texture

Whether your art is physically textural (for example thick paint) or visually textured (think small patterns making the piece seem to have a texture) adding wall art to a space will give your room dimension. This is crucial for modern or minimalist spaces with all clean lines and simple furniture, the space will seem flat and uninteresting without art.

Space

Adding framed artwork to a room can affect how large the space feels. Similar to the trick of hanging your curtains higher up, adding large art prints higher on your walls will draw your eyes up, making the space feel larger.

Finished Look

Art is the final element in a room that makes the design feel finished. Without framed wall art the space will seem empty and unfinished.
Modern minimalist line art in Scandinavian living room

 

5 Tips For Styling Large Abstract Art Prints

Location

Whether you choose to hang or style the abstract on a modern console, location is always a key factor in styling an artwork. Consider how large the piece of furniture is that you’re hanging the piece above or placing on, try to make sure the framed artwork is around 2/3 the size/width of that furniture.

Decor

If you’re placing this piece on a console, try to keep the pieces of decor surrounding the art print staggered in height. For example, place the framed abstract artwork next to some candlesticks, books or a vase. This wiIl help the piece to seem more balanced and not so out of place on a console.

Colour Palette

Depending on the colours in your space and artwork, the piece will either become a focal point or fade into the background. If you’re looking to make the modern abstract draw the eye, go for a bold black and white piece or a colourful shape artwork. Add some matching pillows or small decor pieces around the space in matching colours so that the artwork’s colours are scattered through the room drawing the eye around the space.

Texture

If your room is on the more minimalist or Scandinavian end, adding a simple neutral modern abstract is a great choice. This will add the texture to your space without bringing your eyes away from the bold modern furniture.

Furniture

If you’re styling a modern abstract art print, the furniture in that space should be modern as well. Keeping a cohesive furniture style can help the room and artwork to feel like it all belongs together.
Modern minimalist abstract in living room

7 Reasons to Gift Art

Unexpected

When someone unwrap a rectangular object, people won’t usually guess that the gift is an art print. It’s a fun surprise that anyone would love!

Thoughtful

Art is a very personal gift, it shows that you know that person’s taste and style. It shows that you have noticed the colour palette and design of their space.

Long Lasting

Unlike a box of chocolates, a framed artwork will last a lifetime. Give your loved one a gift that they can look at everyday and remember how happy they were when they opened that framed artwork.

Collection

If they’re someone that appreciates art, you can add to their collection, or you can give them a piece eery year, creating your own holiday tradition.

Support Local

Buying from Feri and Joon supports artists and our proudly Canadian company. We manufacture right here in our Toronto facility using FSC certified paper and eco friendly inks.

Conversation Starter

Art is a great conversation starter. Gifting a piece of framed modern artwork that will sit in their living room and spark amazing discussion is an amazing, unique gift.

If They’ve Moved

If you’re loved one has just moved, their walls might be blank and cold looking. Adding artwork can instantly transform a space, making it feel more like home.
Framed Modern Abstact Landscape

4 Tips for Gifting Artwork

Their Artwork

Consider the art they already own, is it all minimalist abstracts, or is it fun funky vintage posters? When you visit them next, take a quick peak at what they already own and try to buy artwork in a similar art style.

Frames

If their home is a modern or minimalist style, use a simple thin black frame, but if their space is more boho or neutral, go for a grey or maple frame.

Colour Palette

Matching artwork to specific colours in their space is a great way to make sure it looks amazing in their home. Try isolating either colours of their furniture, rug or small decor elements and buying art in that colour palette.

Subject Matter

If you notice they already own a lot of photography or line art, why not add to their collection? Looking at the art they already have hanging is the easiest way to make sure the art print you’re gifting them will match.
Framed Modern Art Print

3 Tips For Styling Abstracts in Scandinavian Interiors

Colour

When choosing an abstract print, consider if you want it to be the focal point of your space, or to fade into the decor? If you want it to stand out, use a bold colour with a simple design. To create a more cohesive space, match throw pillows, or other smaller decor elements around the space to the colours in your framed print or frame.

Texture

Scandinavian design tends to be neutrals with lots of whites, so adding some artwork is a great way to add some visual texture. This doesn’t have to be a textured painting, you can use digital abstracts with texture and it will give the same effect.

Frame

This aesthetic leans towards natural woods, so using a maple, of pale grey wood is a perfect frame choice. For a more modern spin on this style, a thin black or white wood frame is a great alternative. 
Framed Abstract Print in Scandinavian Living Room

4 Art Ideas for Modern Dining Rooms

These are spaces meant to entertain and be eye catching, so adding some attention grabbing artwork to this space is important.

Abstract Gallery Wall

If you have a larger empty wall, adding a gallery wall is a great choice. You can either keep the prints in a consistent colour palette or with matching black frames to keep it modern. Bold black and white prints in a thin black wood frame is sure to be eye catching.

Art Pairs

If you have a medium sized space on your wall, a set of prints is perfect. Vintage print sets such as Matisse or Van Gogh prints have become a trendy option in dining rooms. These prints are great either on the wall or on a console, and can really bring out colours in your space.

Bold Modern Art

For a conversation starter, modern art is amazing. For a fun modern take on traditional painting in dining rooms, add a vintage painting with a modern saying written across it.

Large Modern Landscape

Abstract landscapes are hugely popular right now, these contemporary pieces are a fun spin on traditional landscapes in dining rooms. For bonus points, try to match the colours in your art to elements in your dining room such as napkins or a centrepiece.
Modern Abstract Landscape in Dining Room

4 Tips For Making Art Fit Into Any Space

If you have a piece of artwork you’ve been meaning to use but can’t seem to style, here are four tips for you.

Colour Palette

When styling framed pieces or prints, try to have the decor bring out specific colours from the artwork. For example, if you hung a landscape in your dining room that had a splash of red in it, try to match the table cloth or napkins to this colour.

Shape

This goes into your design style, for example are you someone with a modern home with minimalist square furniture, or are you someone who likes a boho space with lots of round decor and furniture? Hanging an abstract with similar shapes to the rest of the room can really make a piece seem like it belongs in that room.

Texture

Art is a great way to add texture to a space, whether it’s a physical texture like a thick paint, or printed on a framed digital print. If your artwork is busy (had lots of texture, colour, or objects) I recommend styling it in a simpler spot, like over a couch or on a wall with less clutter so that your eye is drawn to the artwork.

Height

Framed art prints are a great way to add visual height to a space to make it seem bigger. Try to keep the art around 2/3 the size of the furniture you’re hanging it above. If you’re not hanging the art and are instead styling the piece sitting on a console, have some candle sticks or a vase beside it that’s a medium height and a stack of books or a small dish, staggering the heights of the surrounding objects.
Framed Modern Classical Artwork

5 Ways to Style Oversized Artwork

Leaning Gallery Wall

If you’re someone that rents and can’t make holes in your walls, or simply want to create a fun conversation starter, try leaning large artworks against the wall instead of hanging them. Create a gallery wall by staggering the sizes and layer them on top of each other.

Hallway

Boring white hallways seem cold and uninviting, adding a large warm artwork will welcome your friends and family. I would recommend a soothing pair of abstracts or landscape for your hallway.

Dining Room

Dining rooms are a space in your house that are meant to be dramatic. Create a focal point for your guests with a framed oversized artwork. Centre your artwork with the dining table to create a balanced room.

Console

A popular trend in interior design has been to style artwork on top of consoles. They’re often styled with stacks of books or sculptures beside them.

Living Room Wall

People will often hang several pieces of artwork above their couch that are too small and make the space seem disproportionate. Instead, hang a pair of oversized prints that will lead your eyes upward and make your space seem larger.
Framed Oversized Abstracts in Modern Living Room