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5 Types of Artwork for a Guest Room

Landscapes

A spare bedroom should be a soothing comfortable space for any visitor. Having a beautiful abstract landscape painting is a great place to start. Keep the colour palette blues or neutrals for a calming effect. Coastal paintings are a perfect easy option for a spare room.

Photography

Another option is black and white photography. If your looking to design a more modern or minimalist room, add a dramatic framed black and white photograph. To keep the photography from visually weighing down your wall, try to keep the rest of the furnishings white, and maybe have some pops of grey or black accessories to match.

Floral

These framed pieces don’t have to look like your grandmother chose them for you. Add a modern abstract or line art floral to your space for a spin on a traditional guest bedroom artwork. Since these pieces tend to be detailed, stick to a simple clean frame so that the focus stays on the artwork.

Still Life

Modern still lives are incredible trendy right now in interior design. These elegant pieces usually feature a pot or vase and or some fruit. Line art or simple shapes take these old fashioned concepts into 21st century homes. I recommend buying a set, and placing them above either the bed or a side console in the room.

Neutral Abstracts

For those of you with a more Scandinavian inspired home, use a simple framed neutral abstract for your spare room. To create a peaceful Nordic space, use a thin black or neutral frame and keep the furnishings simple. Add some textured blankets and pillows on the bed to get that hygge feeling.
Modern minimalist abstract in bedroom

3 Still Life Styles for Modern Spaces

Abstract Painting

Abstract still life paintings are definitely back in fashion, these classic pieces add an elegant look to any space. They're often modern painted florals in a vase, but are painted in a more abstract and impressionistic style, making them have that more modern feeling. Since these pieces are so detailed, so try to stick to a simple back or brown frame.

Ink

If you’re looking for a more minimalist approach, a black ink still life is for you. The ink brush style adds texture and visual interest, but the monochromatic palette easily lends itself to a minimalist space. These framed artworks are bold and eye catching against a white wall.

Vintage Poster

Vintage famed posters are making a huge comeback right now. A framed Van Gogh still life looks amazing in a gallery wall or a set. These more colourful pieces suit eclectic modern space. To add that modern feeling to a vintage print, use a thin modern frame.
Modern Abstract Still Life

4 Minimalist Art Ideas

Abstracts

Between line art, shape and textural abstracts, these pieces are perfect for any modern space. These are great for either going neutral, or adding a pop of colour to your space. Abstract art prints are great larger, they can be a dramatic piece on white walls

Photography

Black and white photography is a great choice for minimalist rooms. These are also a great option for a gallery wall. I recommend sticking to a simple black frame to fit into a minimalist space.

Landscapes

Modern abstract landscapes art prints have been rising in popularity for a while. These beautiful neutral paintings are a great more traditional take on minimalist art. These pieces suit the space over a couch, a mantel or a modern console perfectly.

Modern Botanicals

These line and shape based pieces are a really unique option for a minimalist space. If your space is colourful, stick to a simple piece with line art leaves, but if your room needs some colour, a vibrant shape based botanical print is perfect.
Modern minimalist abstract in living room

3 Neutral Art Trends

Abstracts

These solid pieces can be a great neutral choice. They complement your decor and won’t be too eye catching. These pieces are perfect if your room already has a statement piece such as a table or couch. They’re often shape based with simple flat, warmed toned shapes and some subtle texture. Neutral abstract prints can tie a room together with pops of white of black that will complement the other decor.

Landscapes

If you want a more modern take on a traditional artwork, this is the way to go. These beautiful pieces are a perfect option above a couch or mantel. Neutral abstract coastal prints are incredibly popular right now for a reason, they’re really easy to style in modern homes. I recommend sticking to either a black or brown frame to complement these designs.

Line Art

Framed line art prints are perfect for any modern or Scandinavian space. These subtle pieces enhance a neutral room without being too overpowering visually. I recommend sticking to a simple piece with a brown or beige background with white or black lines. A white or black frame will enhance the simplicity of these works.
Framed neutral line art print

5 Art Hanging Tips

Hang at Eye Level

Specifically you can hang it around 57 inches above the ground (the average height for eye level). This is a great height if you’re not making a gallery wall and don’t know where to start. Hanging your art at eye level is what most galleries and interior decorators alike will use.

Measure (Don’t Eyeball It)

Don’t just measure how high up the art print should be hung, make sure to either centre it on the walls or between the other artworks. This can take a minute, but it’s worth the time. Nothing is more frustrating than an artwork that is hung slightly off centre.

The Toothpaste Method

Now that you’ve measured and are ready to hang your artwork, you need to measure how far down the nail is. This may seem strange, but bear with me, put a dab of toothpaste on the back of the hanger and press it to the wall wherever you want to hang your artwork. The toothpaste is where you can hammer the nail into the wall. After the nail goes in, you can wipe away the toothpaste.

Paper Templates

If you’re not really a fan of the idea of using the toothpaste trick, you can use a paper template to hang your art print. Trace the framed print you want to hang on some paper, and then mark on the paper where the nail is. Tape this template to the wall and there should be a dot or marker where you can hammer your nail. This method is perfect for planning a gallery wall layout since you can just stick a bunch of paper templates to the wall to plan out the layout.

Use the Correct Hanger

A nail isn’t always the right choice to hang your artwork. Depending on the weight of the art print and the frame, a nail in some drywall might not be supportive enough. If your print is larger or heavier, I recommend using threaded anchors, screws or several nails. These options provide a wider balance point to disperse the weight of your print. You can pick up any of these options online or through local hardware store.
Hanging Artwork

4 Tips for Updating Your Home Office

Comfy Chair

Having a comfy able chair in front of your desk won’t just help your back, it will also give your neck better support. People often neglect proper back support, which can lead to all sorts of issues down the line, so make sure to get an ergonomic chair.

Adjustable Desk or Computer

Standing desks are all the rage right now, but having a simple adjustable computer screen or stand for your laptop can really affect your posture. You can get a reasonably priced laptop stand off amazon or any number of online retailers, look for one with holes/slats to make sure that your laptop doesn’t overheat.

Art

Did you think I wouldn't take some time to talk about how art can affect your mood? Having a beautiful framed art print beside you can really inspire you, or simply create a more cohesive look to the space. Choose a poster or print that is neutral and calming, I recommend going for a neutral abstract or landscape, but a fun matisse print could also be a great choice.

Good Light

If you’re not blessed with huge windows in your home office, try to add a standing lamp or desk lamp to bring more light into your home office. It’s been proven that people are happier when their in brighter lit rooms.

3 Types of Eye Catching Black and White Art

Abstracts
If you want a modern and sleek piece of artwork, go for a black and white abstract art print. You can choose between abstract shapes and textures to create visual interest. For these, I would stick to a simple black large framed art print, keep the focus on the dramatic print. To make the artwork really stand out, hang it on a white or black wall.
Photography
For a more classic and traditional look, go for black and white photography. You can find black and white photography in modern or vintage styles. If your space is modern, stick to a simple landscape or object, if you’re space is more eclectic, go for a fun vintage poster. These pieces can be smaller or mid size.
Portrait
If you’re looking for a conversation starter, hang a large black and white portrait. In terms of art style, I would recommend a simple line art piece if you’re a minimalist, and a watercolour, ink or photograph if your style is more eclectic or maximalist. These bold art prints can really add some drama to your walls. For sizing, I would go for a medium to large framed art print so that the face or figure isn't too small.

3 Ways to Bring A Spring Vibe Into Your Space

Fresh Cut Leaves/Flowers

Now this one may be obvious, but having fresh cut leaves or flowers can really make a space feel so much more seasonal. I recommend either buying a potted plant (daffodils and hyacinths) or grabbing some wildflowers from outside if you’re looking for a more sustainable and budget-friendly option. In terms of decorating, I suggest either placing the plants on your table, counter or in your bedroom, just put them somewhere you will be able to see and enjoy them often.

Art

In terms of spring themed art, I recommend Matisse posters or prints, you could also go with fun floral themed wall art. Stick to brighter pastels to bring some spring to your walls. For frames, stick to lighter options such as maple or white for a more seasonal look. Switching your gallery wall or wall art with the seasons is an incredibly easy way to add some colour and design to your space.

Linens

It’s time to put away those thick darker drapes and sheets and switch to whites or creams. For an even lighter room, switch out the curtains to a thinner cotton or linen instead of heavy dark colours. It’s amazing how much more light will enter the space, the lighter colour palette will also make the space seem bigger and cleaner.

3 Types of Figurative Art

Line

Line art is incredibly popular right now. You can either find incredible, clean looking digital pieces, or beautiful hand inked artworks to suit your space. Line art figures are a simple way to add a piece of artwork to your space, but have it stay subtle artwork for the background of your room. I would recommend these pieces if your room is busier (maximalists), that way it doesn’t overwhelm the eye.

Shape

These shape based pieces of figure art are everywhere in interior design at the moment. These pieces are solid and often colourful, so if you want a splash of colour and a modern piece of artwork, these could definitely work for you. Shape based figure art is becoming popular in Scandinavian and Minimalist spaces alike.

Abstract

Abstract figure art is a great option for rooms that are more modern and minimalist. These piece are usually bold and eye catching, perfect for a statement wall. These pieces tend to be abstracts with figures that are more hidden within the piece, less focused on the figure, but more the overall abstract shapes.

5 Styles of Art that Will Always Be In Fashion

Photography

This art style is a great way to include a modern piece in your space, but keep it classic. Photography is also great for minimalists not looking for the painted look. Photography is a pretty broad category, ranging from macro to wide lens, you can find a piece that will suit any space.

Landscapes

There has been a rise in modern abstract landscapes in interior design. If you’re hunting for a more traditional look, a simple painted piece is great for a large wall. Landscapes are perfect for over the couch or fireplace.

Abstracts

You can either go for a dramatic pop of colour, or stick to a more subdued neutral palette. These pieces are the perfect accompaniment to a modern or minimalist space. I recommend going for a bigger piece instead of a small abstract, so it can create more texture and visual interest in a room.

Florals

Florals are another type of art that has been recently branching into a more modern interior design style. There are artists painting abstract florals that are great for a feminine element. These dramatic colour palettes are great if you’re looking for an eye catching piece.

Collage

No, I’m not talking about that cut up newspaper type of collage, but a modern take on this style. With photoshop and digital art programs now becoming so accessible, artists are creating beautiful digital collages that are bold and fresh. These pieces are great conversation starters, I would keep the sizing small to medium as these pieces tend to be visually quite busy.