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How to Make Bold Artwork Not Clash

If you find yourself not sure how to make a bolder art print work in your space, here are a few tips:

Frame

A great start is to matching the frame to the space. If your space is modern, stick to a thin black wood frame. If your space is Scandinavian or transitional, go for a more neutral natural wood frame for your art print.

Decor

Style the artwork in a space that makes sense. For example, if it's a colourful abstract, it makes more sense to style it in a modern or minimalist interior. If it's a funky botanical, maybe place it in a more maximalist space. Even if the colours or subject matter of the art print are wild, it will make more space in the context of a similar decor style.

Accessories

Try to style this artwork around accessories in the space that match the colour/subject matter of the art print. For example match some throw pillows, blankets, lamps or chairs to the framed print to create a more harmonious vignette. 
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framed modern art print in minimalist living room

3 Tips For Grouping Art Prints

When creating a gallery wall or an art shelf, you may be feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices on how to style art prints together. Here are a couple quick tips to make that easier.

Colour

If you're completely lost, colour is a great jumping off point. Create a simple minimalist gallery wall with all neutral prints, or a colourful eclectic wall with pastels. For a sleek modern look, choose black and white abstracts and frame with a thin black wood frame.
 

Frame

For a simple modern style, match the frame colour and go for a simple black frame. If you want more of a maximalist style, feel free to mix and match the frames, but maybe have a set or two that match.
 

Location

Depending on where you're styling these framed art prints, the sizing and number of art prints will change. In general, odd numbers of groupings look the best. For example, an art shelf with three to five prints and a gallery wall with 5, 7 or 9. If you're working with a larger space, vary the sizes and mix in some oversized statement pieces.
 
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framed gallery wall

Spring Art Trends

We're turning the corner on spring, while you're doing some spring cleaning, why not take a moment to refresh the art in your space?

 

Abstract Still Life Artworks

Instead of the traditional spring florals, add a vibrant still life to your home. Vases with florals and botanicals are having a moment in the interior design world right now. Choose a white wood frame and style these framed prints on a modern console table.

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Colourful Abstracts

Instead of those dark black pieces that were everywhere this winter, let's move onto colourful framed abstracts. Whether you're adding a pastel Matisse art print or a shape abstract to your space, these pieces are a playful addition to any modern interior. Create a fun gallery wall of these framed artworks over your bed or couch this spring!

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Lighter Neutrals

If you're space is minimalist or Scandinavian, you might not want too much colour, so lighter neutrals are the perfect choice for this time of year. 

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framed modern spring art prints

4 Tips For Styling Scandinavian Art Prints

Wall Colour

If you're looking to create that calm Scandinavian feeling in a space, white or light earth toned wall paint are a great start. This bright calming space is ideal for the art style, hanging these modern art prints on colourful walls will clash.

Frame

I would opt for either a white or neutral wood frame. These lighter frames let the art shine. Heavy black wood frames will visually weigh the piece down and seem dark against the lighter walls.

Location

When deciding where to place your framed Scandinavian art print, some classic locations are in a gallery wall, on a console table or over a couch if the pieces are larger or in a set.

Accessories

If you're placing the piece on a console table, Scandinavian vases are a great place to start, the off-white or cream style of these pieces suit the art style perfectly. If you're looking for some other ideas, style pampas grass in the jug for added height if the art is hanging, you can also add pops of the colours from the art around the space in pieces like throw blankets and pillows.
Framed Scandinavian Art Print in Minimalist Living Room

The Vintage Art Trend

If you -like many- are seeing a massive rise in vintage artwork styled in modern interiors but aren't sure how you should be styling them in your own home, look no further. These pieces are often larger hung on a wall or much smaller styled on a shelf or console table. 

If you want to go big, these oversized framed artworks look incredible hung over a fireplace mantle or couch, or as an addition to a vintage/eclectic gallery wall over a couch or in a hallway. If you want to keep that modern look, opt for a thin black wood frame or a neutral wood for a minimalist interior.

If you're hesitant, start small with a framed print styled on a shelf. Add a pop of colour to an otherwise plain shelf to create an instant focal point. Try to style the shelf with objects to bring out the colours of the print such as plants, vases, books or candles. 

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framed modern vintage art print

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