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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 5 Minimalist Art Trends

Shape Art

Digital abstracts are still trending in simple shape based designs. These pieces look great style over a modern console table.

Line Art Figures

We're starting to move away from the one line digital pieces and move into hand painted abstract line figures. These pieces are often done on a minimal abstract background. Frame with a thin black wood frame and add these artworks to a  modern gallery wall.

Textural Abstracts

There has been a massive surge of textural abstracts in design. These pieces can be digital or hand painted with simple patterns and visual textures like scribbles, ripped paper and hand painted lines.

Plaster Art

An offshoot of the rise in textural abstracts, plaster art has been trending. Frame these pieces as a set and style them over a couch for a neutral art look.

Ink Brush

If you're looking for a classic minimalist look, opt for an oversized framed ink brush piece. Hang these pieces over a bed, or choose a smaller version and style on a shelf.
Framed minimalist 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 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 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