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Wall Prints | 4 Types of Modern Vintage Art

With a huge rise in trends of vintage art, you may be seeing all kinds of old art prints on influencers’ walls. If you’re looking to add a cool vintage touch to your space, but keep a more modern feeling and colour platte, here are some recommendations:

Botanical Artworks

Botanical prints have been a popular choice of artwork for centuries. If you’re looking for a more traditional choice, choose a vintage botanical drawing or painting, but add a modern thin black frame to keep a more updated look. These pieces are great in sets or gallery walls.

Famous Art Prints and Posters

Whether you like colourful Matisse prints, or Van Gogh posters, these are a great way to bring a classic look to your walls. You can find either full painting posters, or posters of old exhibitions. These pieces are perfect with a simple wood frame in a larger size. They’re also a great addition to a vintage style gallery wall.

Landscapes

For these wall art pieces, I would go for either a large single piece or a small neutral piece for a gallery wall. If you’re looking for a more modern and minimalist style, use an abstract landscape such as a Dan Hobday piece. For landscapes, I recommend sticking to a more simple neutral colour palette, making them perfect for living rooms either over the couch or mantel.

Classical Inspired Prints

These are a great modern take on classical artwork. With modern colour palettes and interesting imagery, these fun and more playful pieces are a perfect way to add a vintage feeling. You can find interesting prints with classical paintings and sculptures that have been altered or edited to bring them into the 21st century such as Desirée Feldmann's work. I would recommend a medium sized print in a white or black wood frame to keep it simple since these prints tend to be detailed and colourful.

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2022 Art Gift Guide

With the holidays fast approaching, you may find yourself scrambling for a last minute gift. Look no further friend, here are some of the most trendy art gifts for the design lover in your life.

Figure Art

This trend is still going strong, framed figurative abstracts look amazing in a thin black or neutral wood frame, styled oversized in a living room, or small on a shelf.

Textural Abstract

Textural abstracts are all the range this year, and will still be on-trend coming into 2023. These are beautiful pieces for the minimalist in your life. The neutral pieces add some visual interest to a gallery wall or are amazing styled larger on a console table next to some books and a vase. 

Contemporary Still Life

Checkered vases with bold abstract flowers are taking the design world by storm. A fresh take on contemporary decor, these fun, eclectic artworks suit any modern interior, frame with the thin black frame to lean into the modern style. They're also not something that someone might buy for themselves with their funky style, making them a perfect gift.

Line Art Arches

Last, but certainly not least, line art arches are a fabulous artwork to gift to a loved-one. These modern artworks suit any space from a bedroom to a dining room. If you're not sure which frame to use, take a look at your loved one's space and see if they already have some frames in a similar colour or style.
framed modern line art set in modern bedroom

4 Tips For Layering Art

Colour

When matching art, an easy first step is to choose a colour palette. If you're searching for a simple colour palette, stick to neutrals and pops of black and white. If you're feeling more adventurous, try greens or blues for a simple trendy pop of colour.

Frame

If your art isn't in the exact same colour palette, another tip for matching art prints is the frame. Frame in matching frames to create an instant set. 

Texture

A fantastic way to add texture to minimalist white spaces is through layered textured artwork. Style several different neutral art prints in varying styles on a modern console or fireplace. Try adding a modern textured canvas painting into the mix for some dimension. 

Height

Make sure to stagger the heights of your art prints. When layering them, style the largest in the back, a smaller print in the middle and a medium sized print in the front.
Framed modern art print on fireplace mantel

 

 

6 Places to Style Art Sets or Pairs

Console Table

Entryways are the first thing your guests see, why not wow them? Hang a framed set of prints over a console table in a front entryway and instantly impress any family member or friend.

Over A Bed

One of the most common design mistakes is going too small with art. Hang a large set of prints over a bed to make a big impact and visually balance the space. 

Hallway

Either hang a large set up, or add a smaller framed art pair to a gallery wall in hallways. This is a great way to add some life to an otherwise boring space in your home.

Living Room

Hang an art shelf over a couch and style a set of framed art prints with small decor pieces such as candle sticks and small plants to create a  beautiful focal point.

Awkward Small Wall

We all have that one weird wall in our homes that's too small to style furniture in front of, but too large to be empty, why not hang a set of prints? Hang two smaller framed art prints vertically to draw the eyes up.

Bench

For an unexpected decor moment, style a set of art prints on a modern bench. Place some books and a small bowl beside them to create a beautiful tableau. 
Framed Modern Line Art Print Set

Wall Prints I What Your Art Says About Your Home

Minimalist Line Art

If the framed art on your walls is shades of white with lots of one line drawings, you're into simple design. You like your space to feel bright and modern and keep the rooms super tidy. You probably have either purchased the cloud couch, or have found a dupe online.

Boho

If your art leans into the bohemian style, I bet your home is filled with houseplants and cozy rugs. Your art is framed with mismatched natural wood frames. You also have hung up rattan pieces like those trending rattan mirrors in your living room.

Modern Abstract

Depending of if it's colourful or neutral, your aesthetic is wildly different. Either way you drink too much coffee. If your home is filled with neutral framed abstracts, your whole house matches these art pieces. If you go for bright colourful shape abstracts, your place is more eclectic with interesting thrifted pieces alongside the modern furniture. 

Oversized Landscape

Your home is in the transitional style. You have for sure given into the colour sage trend and have classic taste. The modern landscapes are not just in one place, they're hung in several rooms in your home.
framed oversized modern landscape print

Wall Prints I How High Should I hang My Art?

When hanging framed art prints, you might wonder how high up you should be hanging them? Consider these two things before making any holes in your walls:

Furniture

An easy guideline for hanging art is sticking to around eye level, or about 57-63 inches off the ground. This may vary if your furniture is much taller or shorter and the distance seems odd. If that's the case, hang the framed art print around 4-8 inches above it. One of the most common beginner interior design mistakes is hanging art too far up away from the furniture.

Eye Line

Think about the space in terms of usage. For example, in a living room, you will be sitting more than standing, which can change your eye line. It might be a good idea to hang a piece lower around some furniture so that you're not craning your neck to look at it. Hanging art lower can also provide interesting vignettes in a space. 

Framed Modern Landscape Art Print

Wall Prints I 3 Fall Art Ideas

Autumn is all about warm colours. Switching your art seasonally is a great way to decorate if you're not someone that wants fall decorations everywhere. Here are a few great art options for the season:

Abstract

You don't have to just use a bright orange abstract for fall. Look at some of the warm brows, beiges and rust coloured abstracts. Style these framed artworks on a console table or hang as a set in a hallway. 

Landscape

Autumn toned landscapes are a great way to bring some warmth into a space. Go larger on these prints and hang oversized above a bed or couch for a cozy fall look. Match the frame colour to the bed frame for a designer style.

Botanical

Switch your bright summer florals and abstracts with a darker more muted print. These pieces look amazing styled on a shelf or added to a framed gallery wall. Frame with a black frame to make the colours pop.

Framed modern botanical art print