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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

3 Contemporary Art Ideas

Shape Based Abstracts

Abstract can always fit perfectly into any modern space. Shape based abstracts are a great choice for a minimalist room in need of some colour or texture. They can instantly become a great focal point in your space. Don’t be afraid to go big, hang a framed oversized art print over a couch or console!

Figure Art

This art style has become increasingly popular, with both shape and line based figures. This elegant art style appears all over the internet in minimalist, modern and transitional spaces alike. A thin black or white wood frame compliments these prints flawlessly. 

Modern Classical Art

A fun modern spin on traditional art, these prints range from framed matisse posters, to classical paintings with modern text written across them. These artworks are sure to spark a conversation with their eye catching style.Framed modern abstract in Scandinavian living room

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

3 Tips For Styling Abstracts in Scandinavian Interiors

Colour

When choosing an abstract print, consider if you want it to be the focal point of your space, or to fade into the decor? If you want it to stand out, use a bold colour with a simple design. To create a more cohesive space, match throw pillows, or other smaller decor elements around the space to the colours in your framed print or frame.

Texture

Scandinavian design tends to be neutrals with lots of whites, so adding some artwork is a great way to add some visual texture. This doesn’t have to be a textured painting, you can use digital abstracts with texture and it will give the same effect.

Frame

This aesthetic leans towards natural woods, so using a maple, of pale grey wood is a perfect frame choice. For a more modern spin on this style, a thin black or white wood frame is a great alternative. 
Framed Abstract Print in Scandinavian Living Room

4 Tips For Making Art Fit Into Any Space

If you have a piece of artwork you’ve been meaning to use but can’t seem to style, here are four tips for you.

Colour Palette

When styling framed pieces or prints, try to have the decor bring out specific colours from the artwork. For example, if you hung a landscape in your dining room that had a splash of red in it, try to match the table cloth or napkins to this colour.

Shape

This goes into your design style, for example are you someone with a modern home with minimalist square furniture, or are you someone who likes a boho space with lots of round decor and furniture? Hanging an abstract with similar shapes to the rest of the room can really make a piece seem like it belongs in that room.

Texture

Art is a great way to add texture to a space, whether it’s a physical texture like a thick paint, or printed on a framed digital print. If your artwork is busy (had lots of texture, colour, or objects) I recommend styling it in a simpler spot, like over a couch or on a wall with less clutter so that your eye is drawn to the artwork.

Height

Framed art prints are a great way to add visual height to a space to make it seem bigger. Try to keep the art around 2/3 the size of the furniture you’re hanging it above. If you’re not hanging the art and are instead styling the piece sitting on a console, have some candle sticks or a vase beside it that’s a medium height and a stack of books or a small dish, staggering the heights of the surrounding objects.
Framed Modern Classical Artwork

5 Ways to Style Oversized Artwork

Leaning Gallery Wall

If you’re someone that rents and can’t make holes in your walls, or simply want to create a fun conversation starter, try leaning large artworks against the wall instead of hanging them. Create a gallery wall by staggering the sizes and layer them on top of each other.

Hallway

Boring white hallways seem cold and uninviting, adding a large warm artwork will welcome your friends and family. I would recommend a soothing pair of abstracts or landscape for your hallway.

Dining Room

Dining rooms are a space in your house that are meant to be dramatic. Create a focal point for your guests with a framed oversized artwork. Centre your artwork with the dining table to create a balanced room.

Console

A popular trend in interior design has been to style artwork on top of consoles. They’re often styled with stacks of books or sculptures beside them.

Living Room Wall

People will often hang several pieces of artwork above their couch that are too small and make the space seem disproportionate. Instead, hang a pair of oversized prints that will lead your eyes upward and make your space seem larger.
Framed Oversized Abstracts in Modern Living Room

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