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Wall Prints I 4 Places to Style Modern Landscapes

Home Office

Office spaces can often feel cold and boring, fill up that blank wall with an oversized abstract landscape. Try using a painting that has similar tones to the wood in your desk, for example if your desk is a lighter more bleached wood, the landscape could be a brighter coastal with blues and creams.

Over A Bed

Bedrooms should be calming spaces, and adding a framed landscape print is a great choice. Center a larger framed landscape above the bed, or hang a smaller modern abstracts over each end table to create balance.

Hallway

Hang a framed modern landscape over a bench or console table in a front hallway to create a warm welcoming setting for guests. Similar to the office, try to match colours in the frame to the furniture in the hallway. 

Contemporary Living Rooms

If you're looking for a modern spin on a classic living room, hang a more abstract landscape in your living room. Frame with a modern black wood frame and keep the furniture and decor simple and sleek so that the space feels more contemporary.
Framed modern landscape in contemporary living room

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 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 | 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 | 5 Tips For Styling Large Abstract Art Prints

Location

Whether you choose to hang or style the abstract on a modern console, location is always a key factor in styling an artwork. Consider how large the piece of furniture is that you’re hanging the piece above or placing on, try to make sure the framed artwork is around 2/3 the size/width of that furniture.

Decor

If you’re placing this piece on a console, try to keep the pieces of decor surrounding the art print staggered in height. For example, place the framed abstract artwork next to some candlesticks, books or a vase. This wiIl help the piece to seem more balanced and not so out of place on a console.

Colour Palette

Depending on the colours in your space and artwork, the piece will either become a focal point or fade into the background. If you’re looking to make the modern abstract draw the eye, go for a bold black and white piece or a colourful shape artwork. Add some matching pillows or small decor pieces around the space in matching colours so that the artwork’s colours are scattered through the room drawing the eye around the space.

Texture

If your room is on the more minimalist or Scandinavian end, adding a simple neutral modern abstract is a great choice. This will add the texture to your space without bringing your eyes away from the bold modern furniture.

Furniture

If you’re styling a modern abstract art print, the furniture in that space should be modern as well. Keeping a cohesive furniture style can help the room and artwork to feel like it all belongs together.
Modern minimalist abstract in living room

Wall Prints | 4 Art Ideas for Modern Dining Rooms

These are spaces meant to entertain and be eye catching, so adding some attention grabbing artwork to this space is important.

Abstract Gallery Wall

If you have a larger empty wall, adding a gallery wall is a great choice. You can either keep the prints in a consistent colour palette or with matching black frames to keep it modern. Bold black and white prints in a thin black wood frame is sure to be eye catching.

Art Pairs

If you have a medium sized space on your wall, a set of prints is perfect. Vintage print sets such as Matisse or Van Gogh prints have become a trendy option in dining rooms. These prints are great either on the wall or on a console, and can really bring out colours in your space.

Bold Modern Art

For a conversation starter, modern art is amazing. For a fun modern take on traditional painting in dining rooms, add a vintage painting with a modern saying written across it.

Large Modern Landscape

Abstract landscapes are hugely popular right now, these contemporary pieces are a fun spin on traditional landscapes in dining rooms. For bonus points, try to match the colours in your art to elements in your dining room such as napkins or a centrepiece.
Modern Abstract Landscape in Dining Room

Wall Prints | 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

Wall Prints | 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

Wall Prints | 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