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6 Places to Style Art Sets or Pairs

Console Table

Entryways are the first thing your guests see, why not wow them? Hang a framed set of prints over a console table in a front entryway and instantly impress any family member or friend.

Over A Bed

One of the most common design mistakes is going too small with art. Hang a large set of prints over a bed to make a big impact and visually balance the space. 

Hallway

Either hang a large set up, or add a smaller framed art pair to a gallery wall in hallways. This is a great way to add some life to an otherwise boring space in your home.

Living Room

Hang an art shelf over a couch and style a set of framed art prints with small decor pieces such as candle sticks and small plants to create a  beautiful focal point.

Awkward Small Wall

We all have that one weird wall in our homes that's too small to style furniture in front of, but too large to be empty, why not hang a set of prints? Hang two smaller framed art prints vertically to draw the eyes up.

Bench

For an unexpected decor moment, style a set of art prints on a modern bench. Place some books and a small bowl beside them to create a beautiful tableau. 
Framed Modern Line Art Print Set

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 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 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 3 Styling Ideas For Oversized Art

Over Furniture

If you have a large empty spot above a bed or couch, hanging a framed oversized print is a perfect choice. A good rule of thumb is to keep the framed art prints around 2/3 the size of the furniture you're hanging it above.

Art Shelf

For a modern spin on a gallery wall, hang an art shelf. These wide shelves are a lovely way to display contemporary art prints. Layer several on a shelf in varying sizes to create some visual interest. Just remember to properly anchor the shelf into the wall as large framed artwork can be quite heavy.

Console Table

Another idea for styling larger artwork is to place them on a console table beside some smaller decor pieces such as candles, books and vases. When styling these pieces try to place objects of differing heights next to the art.
Framed Oversized Artwork

Wall Prints I 5 Art Ideas for Over the Bed

Large Abstract

If you looking to create a modern or minimalist style bedroom, a single large framed abstract is a perfect choice. Frame with a simple thin black or white wood frame to compliment the contemporary style.

Gallery Wall

When creating a gallery wall, make sure to hang an odd number of prints as they tend to look the best. Try to stagger the print sizes, with a few smaller prints, a couple medium and maybe one large piece.

Print Set

For a simple classic art look, hang a set of two medium sized framed prints over your bed. For a modern style, hang several photography, line art or shape based abstracts.

Landscape

A great modern spin on traditional bedroom art is an abstract landscape. These neutral artworks are a calm addition to any bedroom.

Art Shelf

If you have a set of framed prints that are odd sizes, use an art shelf to display these prints. Add some smaller decor items such as candles or a small potted plant to the shelf to create a fun modern wall art focal point.

Framed Modern Abstract Hung Over Bed

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 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

Wall Prints | 4 Fresh Spring Art Ideas

Matisse Print

A brightly coloured pastel Matisse piece look amazing hung in a spring themed gallery wall. These pieces look great with either white or light wood frames making the cheerful print the focus on the wall.

Figurative Art

There are plenty of figurative artists such as Leigh Viner who make beautiful watercolour figurative pieces that stand out on any wall. For that spring look, choose a light coloured framed figurative print and hang it over your bed or your offices or an instant refresh.

Floral

Come on, you know I had to mention floral artwork when talking about spring artworks. You can either choose a photography, line art or painted modern floral to spruce up your space.

Neutral One Line Drawing

For a more minimal clean aesthetic, one line art is a perfect choice. Opt for a framed one line drawing on either a white or neutral background to keep the stye lighter and have it suit all your sprint decor.
Framed spring one line print

Wall Prints | 4 Gallery Wall Ideas

Photography

For a simple and easy gallery wall, go for 3-7 photography pieces. Try to keep it an odd number of framed art prints as those look best grouped together. You can choose nature, architectural or a travel photography for an instagram ready space.

Abstracts

For a modern choice, a gallery wall of abstract prints looks amazing over a couch. These can be colourful for an eye catching feature wall or more neutral if you want to achieve that minimalist or Scandinavian style.

Vintage Eclectic 

Grandmillenial is a style that is starting to take over. As millennials inherit their family's furniture and decor, vintage pieces are coming back into vogue. Take some of granny's old prints and mix in some new more classics like matisse or van gogh for a cool eclectic gallery wall.

Monochromatic

For all of you minimalist lovers, a monochromatic wall is a super easy choice. Stick to one colour and create a framed gallery wall from it. For a sleek modern look, a black and white wall is great, but this also works with colour. Blues and sage green are very in, why not create a simple palette to find the prints for your wall?
Framed modern monochromatic gallery wall