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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

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

4 Tips For Choosing Art

Colour

When choosing a colour palette, try to either have the art match the colour palette of the space, or use a totally opposite colour scheme to make it pop. When choosing colour, consider if you would like your art print to draw the eye or blend in harmoniously. Trending colour palettes are neutrals, greys and pastels, but feel free to experiment and have fun with colour!

Size

People tend to choose art that is too small for a wall. If you’re just hanging one or two pieces say over a couch, make sure they’re large enough to fill the space, 24”x36” and up. For a gallery wall or a smaller space, I recommend using 8”x10” to around 20”x28”, with maybe one larger piece at 24"x36". Remember when you’re hanging a large piece of framed artwork on a plaster wall to either hang from a wall stud or use wall plugs so the weight can be supported properly.

Frame

Similar to colour, consider if you would like the frame to blend into the artwork, or be a bold accent. I usually choose simple wood frames for my pieces, but vintage frames with scrollwork are making a big comeback with the rise of interior design styles like dark academia. For a clean minimalist look, go for a simple black wood frame, and for a more boho or Scandinavian look, use a maple or grey frame.

Style

Artwork is very subjective, everyone likes different styles. I can however recommend if your room is modern to use styles like abstracts or line art to compliment your room. If your space is traditional, you may prefer landscapes or photography. Take some time to browse Pinterest with relevant keywords to find art styles you may enjoy, such as searching “modern bedroom” or “Scandinavian living room”.

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.

2021 Art Colour Trends

Well reader, these colours can be a little dramatic and intimidating, but no more so then when you called the doctor’s office hoping for their voicemail but instead got their grouchy secretary. Colour can be a way to bring life into a plain space, this year, let’s shake off those old 2020 feelings and add breathe some life into our spaces.

1. Aegean Teal

This bright and cheerful colour is great too add a pop of colour to a space. I recommend using artwork with this colour and keeping a white frame to make the piece stand out. You can find all kinds of artwork using this style ranging from florals and coastal paintings, all the way to bright and colourful modern art.

2. Ultimate Grey

A nice and neutral grey never fails. This colour is perfect for minimalists and neutral lovers alike. If you’re looking to keep a more subtle colour palette in your artwork, this one’s for you. Whether you prefer abstract artwork, or monochromatic landscapes, it’s easy to find grey art nowadays.

3. Lemon Yellow

This colour can be a little divisive in the interior design world, but personally, I find it cheerful and warm. This colour can be pound in abstracts, florals and bright landscapes. When using a bright colour, make sure to either keep this the only pop of colour ( a focal point in your space), or have several other yellow accessories to tie the piece of art into your room. For a dramatic colour, palette, use white, black and yellow for a modern and stunning effect.

Matisse Art Prints

Welcome back reader, I hope you had a pleasant week. Today I want to talk to you about the rise of minimalism and how Matisse art prints are making a huge splash in social media.

Minimalist trends have been steadily rising for years, bringing back more simple and graphic art styles. It would be strange to have a white room with simple furniture and an elaborate old fashioned painting, so decorators have chosen to stick with more shape-based artwork to compliment this design aesthetic. I’m sure you’ve seen a ton of influencers online with their fancy apartments and their Matisse art prints. Matisse is a great choice for simple decoration styles as his work is very colour and shape-based. This simply means he mostly painted colourful blobs. His other most popular prints are line art, again a simple drawing or painting that will match a more modern design taste.

It’s not only that his art is simple, Matisse is a name that a lot of people recognize. Most people don’t have a terribly diverse art history knowledge, but I would recon almost everybody has at least heard the name Matisse. Buying name brand clothing and accessories has been trendy and a status symbol for a long-time, and this is no exception with artwork. Buying artwork with a big name like Matisse on it can look upscale and fashionable.

Whether you purchase a Matisse print for the name, style or simple the trend, Matisse art prints are great pieces for any modern space. With a timeless modern style, it’s no wonder 67 years after his death, Henri Matisse’s work lives on in contemporary homes.

Winter Blues

Well, it’s that time of year again, the days are short and the holiday season is over. Many people tend to feel a little down this time of year. Have you been keeping up with your New Years resolutions (come on Susan you’ve only been to the gym twice, you can’t quit now).
This is the perfect time of the year to spruce up your space. As many people are working from home right now, why not tackle your home office? It’s time to take control of that seasonal depression and start fresh.
This time of the year, I recommend a couple of different colours to brighten up your space. I recommend decorating with yellow, creams or your favourite colour. Why not give your space a touch of sunshine? I don’t know where you live reader, but here it’s been quite grey recently. Whether you want to go full bright tropical art, or simply a soft yellow, try to add some colour. After all the whites, greens and reds from the holiday decorations, it’s about time you chose something different.
Next, try to rearrange your space. I know this might sound really simple, but even small changes like shifting your lamp to the other side of the desk can really make an interior feel fresh. Take some time to make your work space a little more productive and new. Home offices don’t have to be boring, you can a little more playful with them. Now, stop reading this post and please clean up that pile of paper that’s been sitting on your desk for the past month.

Am I Bold Enough With My Art Choices?

Happy Tuesday dear reader, how has your week been (that bad huh?). This week’s topic is a little bit abstract. Making bold art choices can be hard for anyone (especially you Susan, you really need to stop buying more desaturated ocean paintings).
Art is one of those strange indefinable things that everyone can appreciate, but no one can agree what is considered “art”. I would argue that “Fountain” by Marcel Duchamp is just a urnal (if you blissfully never took art history, please save yourself from googling the Dada art movement). Now, there is a strong line between a ripping a urnal off the wall and a bold and fresh piece of artwork.
 Everyone’s home decor is different, so the art in your space is going to vary depending on your own taste. If you’re wondering if your art is dramatic enough, ask yourself several questions: first, are you buying an adventures piece of art just to say I have modern taste in artwork? Secondly do you want this piece of artwork to blend into the environment to be a statement piece? Finally, what type of art do you gravitate towards? Many people will make the mistake of investing in a daring print because they think their space is a little boring, but the bright red abstract isn’t even something they particularly like.
In general friend, I will recommend to you if you want your artwork to stand out, try to use a complimentary colour to your decor or a bright and saturated piece to really stand out. A bold piece of art can be something that is colourful, patterned, political or an eye-catching design. Being an adventurous art collector simply means that you own artwork at draws the eyes and stands out.

Mood and Vision Boards

If you’re anything like me, you love to scroll through Pinterest and pin all those aesthetic moodboards. To put it simply, mood or vision boards are like digital or physical scrapbooks. Whenever I start a new interior design project, my first step is to browse Pinterest to find the perfect vibe for my room. My next step is to create a moodboard.

Putting A Moodboard Together

I find the easiest way to start a moodboard is to center it around a specific colour palette or aesthetic. Say you want to create a room with lots of plants and neutrals, the first step is to grab some colour swatches. If you’re doing this in person, maybe grab some paint chips from the local paint store, or if you work digitally, feel free to use photoshop. Secondly, have lots of photos and tape. This is the fun bit, use tape to stick up a bunch of photographs that inspire you and fit into your moodboard look. Lastly, feel free to accessorize, this is the final step where you add bits and bobs that fill the space and fit the overall look (for example dried flowers, newspaper clippings, postcards or art prints). The next time you start and interior design project, I recommend this easy and quick step in the planning process.

 

Warm Vs Cool Colours

Hey friend, you might this subject is pretty obvious but I would like to talk about the difference between warm and cool colours for a moment. Choosing a colour temperature for a room can make a huge impact on the overall vibe or feeling of the space.

Warm Colours

Wether you’ve gone full earth muffin and made your whole house shapes of browns, oranges and creams, or you’ve got a more boho neutral space, warm colours can make a space seem really inviting. Now warm tones don’t all have to be red or orange, you can have a warm grey wall that will still give you that cozy feeling. Warm greys tend to be white and black mixed with more red and yellow, instead of the cooler blue tined greys. Some very popular current warm tones include rust, terra cotta and ochre.

Cool Colours

The colder end of the colour wheel is great for more modern, clean or sleek interior design. You don’t have to have only white walls to make a space cool toned. For example, having deep blue or hunter green walls would also be considered having cool toned walls. Trending cool tones include grey, mint, and denim.