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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

 

 

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

 

Wall Prints I 3 Texture Based Art Ideas

If your home leans towards a modern or minimalist style, you might be looking to add some visual interest to your space with art, but don't want it to clash with the white a neutral decor. Here are a few art ideas, perfect for those spaces:

Painted Abstract

This simple classic art is perfect for contemporary living rooms or entryways.  Stick to a neutral colour palette and frame with a natural wood frame for that Scandinavian touch, or with a thin black wood frame for a more more look.

Textile Print

There has been a trend in art recently of both framed textiles and textile prints. This is as simple as framing an actual rug, or adding a print with a textile style texture on top of it. For example a framed shape based abstract print with a linen texture looks amazing in a modern home office.

Scribble Art

If you're looking for a really minimalist look, scribble art is a fun way to add some visual texture. These prints are amazing framed smaller on a shelf, or oversized hung above a console table.  
Framed Modern Abstract on Minimalist Shelf

Wall Prints I 5 Unexpected Places To Style Art

Nightstand

Bedrooms are meant to be calm happy places. Adding some art to your bedroom is always a great choice to add a personal touch. Style a small framed art print with a little trinket dish on your nightstand to create some visual interest.

Bookshelf

You can either place several prints on top of the shelf in different sizes, or style a small print on one of the shelves. This adds a fun eclectic pop of colour to a more muted shelf.

Chair

We all have those random chairs lying around. Sit a framed artwork on it and place it in an unused corner. This is great option if your home has some dead space in awkward corners too low for larger furniture.

Radiator

Older building often have broken and unused radiators. Put a medium sized framed print on top of it, and place larger and smaller framed artworks on the ground to create an unexpected gallery.
Coffee Table
Not sure how to style your coffee table? Try adding a small art print and other decor items in a similar colour palette. For example, bowls, candle sticks and books in a warmer tone.
Framed Modern Art on Console Table

Wall Prints I 4 Places to Style Modern Landscapes

Home Office

Office spaces can often feel cold and boring, fill up that blank wall with an oversized abstract landscape. Try using a painting that has similar tones to the wood in your desk, for example if your desk is a lighter more bleached wood, the landscape could be a brighter coastal with blues and creams.

Over A Bed

Bedrooms should be calming spaces, and adding a framed landscape print is a great choice. Center a larger framed landscape above the bed, or hang a smaller modern abstracts over each end table to create balance.

Hallway

Hang a framed modern landscape over a bench or console table in a front hallway to create a warm welcoming setting for guests. Similar to the office, try to match colours in the frame to the furniture in the hallway. 

Contemporary Living Rooms

If you're looking for a modern spin on a classic living room, hang a more abstract landscape in your living room. Frame with a modern black wood frame and keep the furniture and decor simple and sleek so that the space feels more contemporary.
Framed modern landscape in contemporary living room