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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 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

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

Wall Prints | 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

Wall Prints | 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

Wall Prints | 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

 

Wall Prints | 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