6 Tips For Cleaning Your Artwork

 Cotton Cloth

Use a cotton cloth to gently clean your artwork. These are pretty safe to use on prints, paintings and sculptures. You could also use a microfibre cloth if you prefer using those. You can also use a barely damp cotton cloth to dust the frame. If your piece is on paper, try to avoid using water to clean the artwork or glass since it can leave water stains.

Olive-Oil Based Soap

This type of soap is perfect for cleaning the grime off of oil or acrylic based paints. It’s a gentle soap that will get the dust and dirt off your artwork without damaging it.

Q Tips

If your artwork or frame has texture, you may find that a cloth can’t get into the nooks and crannies. Using a dry or slightly damp q-tip on the frame will get the job done.

Soft Dry Brush

For dusting, a soft dry brush can easily do the job well. I recommend using these over cloths if you’re worried about water damage or if your piece is old and delicate.

Avoid Humid Areas

Humidity can cause mold to grow under glass and frames. Framed artworks should ideally be kept in dry areas.

Avoid Direct Contact With Sunlight

Direct sunlight can discolour or fade artwork making it seem dirty or old quickly. Try to keep artwork away from bright windows to make sure that your artwork stays vibrant for longer.
Soft Dry Brush For Cleaning Frames

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Unexpected

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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

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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.
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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.
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