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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 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 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

Wall Prints I 4 Art Ideas For Modern Living Rooms

Ink Brush Still Life

There has been a real uprising in ink brush style art, making it a great choice for a modern living room. These pieces look perfect with a thin black wood frame hung over a console table or in a modern gallery wall.

Art Shelf

This is a great solution for if you have a few prints in different sizes, but don't want to hang a traditional gallery wall. Style this shelf with several framed prints in different sizes along with some smaller decor elements such as candle sticks, books or a small vase.

Oversized Landscape

Modern abstract landscapes are an elegant spin on traditional art found in living rooms. Hang a large or oversized landscape above your couch, filling up that big empty space. Add some throw pillows onto the couch with colours from the framed landscape to bring the space together.

Neutral Abstract

For a more minimal addition to your space, add a neutral abstract. Frame this piece with a neutral, black or white wood frame for that classic modern flare. 
Framed Oversized Modern Abstract Art Print

Wall Prints I 4 Spring/Summer 2022 Wall Art Trends

Black and White Ink

If you want to add a pop to your gallery wall or fireplace mantle, black and white ink prints are all the rage right now. These modern pieces feature bold black ink strokes on white or neutral backgrounds, creating a sleek minimalist look perfect for any contemporary home.

Neutral Abstracts

Scandinavian and minimalists alike are still flocking to neutral abstracts. These calm pieces add some texture and visual interest to your wall, but still fit into a neutral room.

Colourful Classical Prints

The bright framed Matisse and Picasso prints trend is continuing through this spring and summer. These cheerful prints look great in a gallery wall with white or neutral wood frames.

Abstract Figures

Figurative prints can vary in style between line art, abstract paintings and altered photography. No matter which style you choose, these modern spins on classic portraits are an ideal addition to modern living rooms and bedrooms. 
Framed Modern Line Art Figure Print

Wall Prints I 3 Dramatic Art Ideas

Modernized Classical Art Print

If you're looking to add a statement piece of artwork, a modernized classical artwork can definitely be a conversation piece. Famous paintings with a modern text and elements painted over them will be sure to intrigue your guests.

Brightly Coloured Shape Abstract

For a more eclectic modern space, a colourful shape based abstract will suit perfectly. Simple designs with vibrant colours that make a dramatic splash of colour on your wall. These framed art prints looks incredible in a set in a living room or a modern hallway.

Black and White Painting

Black and white art prints always draw the eye. These bold minimalist prints suit modern spaces and look great as the focal point in a bedroom or living room. Frame with a simple thin black wood frame to accentuate the sleek art style.
Framed Modern Black and White Abstract Art Print

Wall Prints I 3 Tips For Styling Small Art Prints

Shelf

Small artworks can make a wall feel incredibly empty. They tend to draw the eye and seem out of proportion with the space. Instead of hanging a single small art print on the wall, style it on an art shelf.

Accessories

Beside your small art print on your shelf, consider adding some accessories. This could be anything from candle sticks, to books and potted plants. Try to vary the height of these objects so that the shelf looks visually balanced. For example, place one smaller decor piece, and one larger one beside a the artwork. It's best to decorate in uneven numbers, so consider adding three or five small accessories.

Sets/Gallery Wall

If you're set on hanging the small art print, try to hang it in a set or gallery wall. This way the piece is more proportionate to the space.
Framed Small Art Print on Art Shelf

 

Wall Prints I 5 Ways Art Can Transform A Space

Colour

Instantly update your space with a splash of colour with a dramatic red or black, or create a calm setting with soft blues or neutrals. A bold colourful framed art print can become a room’s focal point, drawing all eyes to that piece.

Style

If you’re decor is a little dated, adding a contemporary artwork can modernize any space. Depending on the wall art, a space’s style can really change.

Texture

If you’re someone with a simple Scandinavian or minimalist space, the room needs some texture. This can either be physical (paint strokes) or visual with a detailed texture on a print.

Height

Adding a large wall art print above your furniture will draw the eyes up, making the space seem larger. This is a great trick apartments or houses with low ceilings.

Affects Your Mood

There have been lots of studies showing that the art around you affects your mood. Make sure to add artwork that inspires you and lifts up your mood. Colour palette and subject matter of the artwork both affect your mood.
Framed Scandinavian wall art print