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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.
Framed Modern Art Prints on a Mantel

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.
Modern minimalist line art in Scandinavian living room

 

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.
Framed Modern Art Print

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

3 Art Styles For an Industrial Space

Photography

Black and white photography adds a modern and clean look to any industrial space. These framed modern artworks suit the darker tones in the interior design style. Go big with this artwork with a simple black wood frame and hang it either on a living room or bedroom wall.

Abstract Painting

The dark neutrals of industrial spaces sometimes need a pop of colour, which an abstract painting can easily provide. For a more minimalist approach, use a black, white and neutral abstract artwork. These pieces are perfect for hanging above a bed, adding texture and visual interest to your wall.

Vintage Poster

For a more eclectic feeling, a framed vintage poster adds a fun touch to an otherwise simple space. A framed poster gallery wall is perfect for a hallway or large living room wall. These pieces add colour in a playful way, but keep the modern vintage feeling associated with industrial spaces.
Industrial Bedroom With Framed Modern Art