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3 Art Styles for a Scandinavian Bedroom

Line Art Figure 

Most Scandinavian design focuses on simple and clean lines. One line drawings or line art figures are a great option since they're minimal and suit the Scandinavian design style. Frame these modern prints in either a thin natural wood finish or black frame.

Neutral Abstract

Another key feature of the Scandinavian design aesthetic is a neutral palette. Stick to neutrals such as tans, creams, greys and whites with natural wood accents. Abstracts in monochrome or subtle colour palettes are a perfect addition to any Scandinavian style bedroom.

Modern Vintage Print

Matisse and vintage botanicals have really come back into fashion. With the rise in popularity of these prints, modern spins on these classic pieces have become trendy. With modern frames and colour palettes, they're simple prints that suit Scandinavian bedrooms perfectly.
Framed Art Prints in Scandinavian Bedroom

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

3 Tips For Styling Modern Classical Art

Clean Modern Frame

To elevate these prints from vintage to modern, the frame will make all the difference. Stick to a simple white or black thin frame to modernize the classical style. These simple frames also complement the artwork well as the prints tend to be visually cluttered, so keeping a simple frame is important.

Style with Sculptures

There has been a huge resurgence in classical art and sculptures. A big 2021 and 2022 trend is modern classical artwork styled with greek statues or busts. You can either place these sculptures on a console underneath the artwork, or on a shelf beside the print. Try to use a bright white sculpture to complement the modern, clean style associated with modern classical design.

Keep Decor Simple

This design style tends to lean into minimalist and neutral colour palettes and decor. This includes white or cream walls, lots of bright and neutral furniture and pops of black or beige decor elements.
Framed Modern Classical Artwork

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

5 Tips For Lighting Your Artwork

Natural Light

Try not to use natural light for your artwork. Direct sunlight can really damage the art, the UV rays will fade your prints and can be very harmful to paintings. Try to keep your artwork away from bright windows.

Bulbs

When lighting your artwork, considered the colour temperature in your space. If your piece is cool toned, I suggest using white LED lights, but if your artwork is warmer colours (reds, browns, etc.) go for a yellow bulb.

Track Lights

If you have more than one piece, track lights are an easy lighting solution. You can simply screw them into your ceiling and angle them towards your pieces. Try to keep the angle of the light somewhere around 30 degrees out from the wall to minimize the reflection in the glass of your artwork.

Picture Lights

If you really want to bring the focus onto one larger print, I would recommend using a picture light. These are really easy to instal in the wall, or can clip right to the frame. These are a classic option even used often in art galleries to light artwork.

Frame

Depending on the frame, the light on the artwork can be greatly affected. The frame can cast a shadow depending on the size as well as the frame can bounce colour onto a piece. If you’re using a more dramatic and thick frame, I recommend installing a picture light above the piece to make sure no strong shadows are being cast onto the artwork.
Installing a track light

5 Types of Artwork for a Guest Room

Landscapes

A spare bedroom should be a soothing comfortable space for any visitor. Having a beautiful abstract landscape painting is a great place to start. Keep the colour palette blues or neutrals for a calming effect. Coastal paintings are a perfect easy option for a spare room.

Photography

Another option is black and white photography. If your looking to design a more modern or minimalist room, add a dramatic framed black and white photograph. To keep the photography from visually weighing down your wall, try to keep the rest of the furnishings white, and maybe have some pops of grey or black accessories to match.

Floral

These framed pieces don’t have to look like your grandmother chose them for you. Add a modern abstract or line art floral to your space for a spin on a traditional guest bedroom artwork. Since these pieces tend to be detailed, stick to a simple clean frame so that the focus stays on the artwork.

Still Life

Modern still lives are incredible trendy right now in interior design. These elegant pieces usually feature a pot or vase and or some fruit. Line art or simple shapes take these old fashioned concepts into 21st century homes. I recommend buying a set, and placing them above either the bed or a side console in the room.

Neutral Abstracts

For those of you with a more Scandinavian inspired home, use a simple framed neutral abstract for your spare room. To create a peaceful Nordic space, use a thin black or neutral frame and keep the furnishings simple. Add some textured blankets and pillows on the bed to get that hygge feeling.
Modern minimalist abstract in bedroom

3 Still Life Styles for Modern Spaces

Abstract Painting

Abstract still life paintings are definitely back in fashion, these classic pieces add an elegant look to any space. They're often modern painted florals in a vase, but are painted in a more abstract and impressionistic style, making them have that more modern feeling. Since these pieces are so detailed, so try to stick to a simple back or brown frame.

Ink

If you’re looking for a more minimalist approach, a black ink still life is for you. The ink brush style adds texture and visual interest, but the monochromatic palette easily lends itself to a minimalist space. These framed artworks are bold and eye catching against a white wall.

Vintage Poster

Vintage famed posters are making a huge comeback right now. A framed Van Gogh still life looks amazing in a gallery wall or a set. These more colourful pieces suit eclectic modern space. To add that modern feeling to a vintage print, use a thin modern frame.
Modern Abstract Still Life