Wall Prints | 5 Gallery Wall Ideas

Art and Mirrors

If you’re into a more eclectic decor style, having a mix of framed art prints and mirrors in a gallery all is a great option. This look is perfect for a living room wall with lots of empty space and mismatched furniture. I recommend using vintage scrollwork framed mirrors to add some texture and visual interest.

Art all the same size

If your space is a little modern modern and minimalist, try going for a gallery wall of artwork in the same size. These simple and classic sets look great with a simple black or white frame and suit a hallway or stairwell.

Vintage art

For those of you who have vintage or maximalist spaces, I would recommend this option. For a more traditional room, use botanical prints, but for a more modern take, use framed vintage prints like a colourful Matisse work. Try to stagger the sizes but keep the artwork in a matching frame and or colour palette to keep the wall cohesive.

Framed art prints and posters

If you’ve spent any time on Pintrest lately, you have probably seen the gallery walls with mixed framed art and posters. These are a good option if you have a larger wall and need to fill in more space. Try to stagger the sizes of both the posters as well as your framed art prints. Since these gallery walls tend to be larger, practice the layout of your gallery wall on the floor before making holes in your walls to hang them up.

Art and plants

For any boho lover, mixing plants and art is a must. When mixing these, try to use air plants as they require little to no water, which will protect your artwork and walls. Another option is to use fake plants in pots with hooks to hang on the wall.
Vintage Prints Framed Gallery Wall

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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

Wall Prints I 5 Minimalist Art Trends

Shape Art

Digital abstracts are still trending in simple shape based designs. These pieces look great style over a modern console table.

Line Art Figures

We're starting to move away from the one line digital pieces and move into hand painted abstract line figures. These pieces are often done on a minimal abstract background. Frame with a thin black wood frame and add these artworks to a  modern gallery wall.

Textural Abstracts

There has been a massive surge of textural abstracts in design. These pieces can be digital or hand painted with simple patterns and visual textures like scribbles, ripped paper and hand painted lines.

Plaster Art

An offshoot of the rise in textural abstracts, plaster art has been trending. Frame these pieces as a set and style them over a couch for a neutral art look.

Ink Brush

If you're looking for a classic minimalist look, opt for an oversized framed ink brush piece. Hang these pieces over a bed, or choose a smaller version and style on a shelf.
Framed minimalist art print

Wall Prints I 3 Ways to Modernize Traditional Art

Frame

Instantly transform any dated or vintage style artwork with a thin modern wood frame. Black or white for a minimalist or contemporary space, or a thin neutral wood frame for a more Scandinavian or bohemian inspired interior. Ditch the mat and your piece is ready to hang, completely transformed. 

Location

Interior designers have started placing art in other creative locations around the house. Instead of simply hanging a single large piece over a bed, hang your art in a modern gallery wall, or place on a sleek console table.

Decor

Context is key, placing a more traditional piece in a modern space will make the piece stand out. These pieces really pop on modern white or cream walls. Add some small decor pieces around the space in similar colours such as candles, bowls, vases or throw pillows and blankets, pulling the space together.
Framed modern landscape in contemporary living room

Wall Prints I 4 Ways to Mix Art and Textural Elements

Adding art to a shape with natural textures can be tricky. Keep these few tips in mind:

Colour

An easy way to match art to any space is creating a colour pallet. Keep the colours in the interior similar to the art to create a well designed and cohesive space. 

Shape

Another simple trick is to use shape based abstracts and mirror decor elements in the space to the art. For example placing a vase, bowl or other small object in a similar shape beside the art. 

Frame

Choose a natural wood frame to match a space with lots of organic elements. This will seem much less jarring than a bright white or modern black frame.

Style

Don't be afraid to mix art styles, so long as the colour or frame matches the room. Play around with more traditional and modern art styles in a boho or organic modern interior.
Framed modern art in boho interior

Wall Prints I 6 Modern Bathroom Art Ideas

Abstract Line Art

If you're creating a more minimalist bathroom, a simple line art piece is perfect. This will add some visual interest, but won't be too strong on a white wall.

Pale Photography

Coastal photography is nice for a more transitional bathroom. Add some bath towels in the same colours as the art, to make the space feel cohesive.

Small Landscape

A massive trend at the moment is small framed landscapes on walls, or styled on furniture. These look amazing in the sage green bathrooms. Match the frame colour to other elements in the room for a polished look.

Art Pair/Set

Hang a simple pair of artworks on the wall, or frame a smaller set and place on a shelf above the toilet. Frame with a thin wood frame to stick to that modern art feeling.

Botanical

If your bathroom is a bit more playful, add a framed modern botanical print and hang some plants around it.

Neutral Painting

Organic colours and textures are very in. Hang a larger neutral abstract to stick to that earth toned aesthetic, but add a more contemporary feeling to the bathroom.
Modern Bathroom with Framed Modern Abstract