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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

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

3 Art Styles for a Scandinavian Bedroom

Line Art Figure 

Most Scandinavian design focuses on simple and clean lines. One line drawings or line art figures are a great option since they're minimal and suit the Scandinavian design style. Frame these modern prints in either a thin natural wood finish or black frame.

Neutral Abstract

Another key feature of the Scandinavian design aesthetic is a neutral palette. Stick to neutrals such as tans, creams, greys and whites with natural wood accents. Abstracts in monochrome or subtle colour palettes are a perfect addition to any Scandinavian style bedroom.

Modern Vintage Print

Matisse and vintage botanicals have really come back into fashion. With the rise in popularity of these prints, modern spins on these classic pieces have become trendy. With modern frames and colour palettes, they're simple prints that suit Scandinavian bedrooms perfectly.
Framed Art Prints in Scandinavian Bedroom

4 Ways to Style Art Pairs

On a Console

It’s become very trendy to style art pairs on consoles beside stacks of books or a decorative bowl. Layer your prints, overlapping them, instead of placing them side by side for a more modern style.

In A Hallway

Hallways are a great opportunity to style art pairs in a gallery wall, or over a front hallway piece of furniture. Create a space that welcomes your guest with a pair of soothing landscapes or abstracts.

Over A Bed

The space over a bed can seem too large for a single print, making the space feel empty, it’s always a great idea to instead opt for a pair of art prints. As a general rule, try to keep your art 2/3 the size of the furniture you’re hanging it above.  Try to match the artwork to your bedspread of tone of the furniture to create a cohesive room.

Over a Couch

Similar to the space over a bed, the area above a couch tends to be styled with a single artwork that is too small compared to the couch. Match the art pairs or frames to the furniture or small elements in the room such as a throw blanket, chair or wood.
Framed Modern Minimalist Art Prints over a Couch

5 Art Styles Perfect For A Modern Office Art

Abstracts

A simple and minimalist choice for any modern office. For an eye catching look, use a black and white abstract and hang it with a black frame on a white wall.

Landscapes

These prints don’t have to be boring old fashioned paintings of trees, there are plenty of abstract and modern landscape artists. I recommend going for a large neutral landscape and hanging it above your desk or shelf.

Inspirational Figures

Having artwork that inspires you is important. There are plenty of modern takes on inspirational figures with words and collage elements that will instantly transform your office space.

Photography

If you like your office simple and clean, photography is the right choice for you. Go for a big photography gallery wall to fill up that empty white space. Try to stick to matching frames for a minimalist approach, or go for a fun eclectic photography wall with mismatched frames and sizes.

Still Life

If like a more traditional vintage style office add a still life print. Still lives range from florals to vases and fruit, with more traditional styles like oils all the way to digital abstracts. To modernize a more old fashioned print, go for a thin black frame.
Framed Abstract in Modern Office

4 Tips For Layering Art on Consoles

Cohesive Frames

When creating any sort of gallery wall or set, having matching frames is the easiest way to make the art match. For a modern take, use a thin black or white frame. For a more traditional or vintage look, frame your art prints with a maple or grey wood frame.

Colour Palette

Keeping a simple colour palette is important when styling prints. Try to stick to either a warm colour palette (yellows, oranges, red and browns) or a cool colour palette (blues, greens, purples and greys) for your artwork.

Theme

Another option for choosing art prints to style together is choosing a theme. This can be as broad as portraits or landscapes, or more specific like yellow florals. When styled together even if the prints’ frames and artists aren’t the same, the prints seem to belong together.

Matching Art Sets

For an easy and modern way to create a layered art look on a console, stick to a set of matching art prints. Some popular options for this look include vintage prints, abstracts and figures. Matisse and Van Gogh vintage sets have become a trendy option for minimalists, adding some colour and texture to a simple space.
Framed Modern Art Prints

3 Autumnal Art Ideas

You don’t have to use cheesy pumpkin and harvest themed art in your home to bring some fall elements and colour into your space. Instead use warm and muted coloured art and frames.

Warm Abstract

For a modern spin on autumnal art, use abstracts with deep browns, oranges and yellows. These cozy colours will bring fall tones into the room. Use a simple brown or maple frame to complement these pieces. These prints look great hanging above or sitting on a console.

Neutral Landscape

Instead of bright oranges, neutral browns, creams and beiges can be a good choice for this time of year. Landscapes are a great investment since they can be left up through the year but will match your warm toned autumn decor perfectly. These suit living rooms and bedrooms and are great for large empty spaces above couches.

Vintage Print

Vintage art prints give off that classic fall look. They tend to use muted warm colours that make amazing fall decor. These can range from red and orange William Morris prints all the way to muted Matisse prints. Mix and match these prints to create an autumnal gallery wall. 
Framed William Morris Print

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

4 Art Ideas for the Danish Pastel Aesthetic

Matisse Prints

These pieces are perfect for creating a colourful, bright gallery wall. Print sets and gallery walls are extremely prevalent in this design style. Remember when creating a gallery wall of framed art prints, to stick to an odd number of prints and to keep the frames consistent or keep a unified colour palette in the artwork so that your wall looks cohesive.

Pastel Still Life

The more minimalist framed artworks featured in this aesthetic often feature a vase and will be brightly coloured. The colour block style of these artworks lends itself perfectly to the danish pastel aesthetic.

Botanicals

The danish pastel aesthetic heavily features both florals and botanical prints. These pieces can either be in a poster style or in a colour block style. These artworks are another perfect choice for a gallery wall.

Bright Classical Art

A playful reimagining of the classical art found in your grandmother’s home. These pink. blue and green pieces feature classical figures and statues collaged with cheerful colours and elements.
Framed Flower Market Danish Pastel Art Print