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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

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

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

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

4 Frame Options for Modern Art

Feri and Joon offers four distinct frame options to suit any space, made with sustainably sourced Canadian wood.

Maple

Whether you’re wanting to add a bohemian or Scandinavian style print, maple frames are hugely popular. These paler woods are perfect for more neutral or paler spaces. I would recommend this frame to anyone looking for a lighter wood option.

Black

Black wood frames are a classic. These sleek and modern frames fit perfectly into a minimalist or contemporary room. Black frames are not likely to go out of style anytime soon. If you’re looking for a dramatic frame to add to a white wall, go for black.

White

A slightly different option for modern and minimalists alike. White wood frames are a clean, polished looking frame choice. If you have white or coloured walls, but don’t want a dramatic frame, go for a white frame.

Grey

Our grey frame is a darker natural look for your art print. If you’re more of a traditionalist with darker wood furniture, I would go for this option. Our grey frame suits traditional and woodsier spaces. This frame also suits a Scandinavian style interior perfectly. 

 

Art On Your Bedside Table

Hear me out reader, what usually sits on your bedside table, maybe your phone and clock? Many people have trouble styling their bedside tables, the problem is they’re small and only really used for essentials. A great solution to this problem is adding a piece of artwork.
It’s narrow so it won’t take up much needed space for your water glass or clock. You always see beautiful bedside tables in magazines, but the reality is they’re usually just places for stuff you want in reaching distance. You don’t want a thousand knickknacks, but you want it to have some personality beyond being where your alarm wakes you up every morning to an increasingly annoying pop cover. I would also suggest that the artwork sticking with a smaller piece of artwork with a simple or bright design.

Art in Small Apartments

It’s another week and reader, if you're still here (or new here) welcome. This week I wanted to take some time to talk about decorating with art in smaller spaces. We can’t all be blessed with enormous gallery walls, some of us have smaller rented spaces.
Having been a renter myself for years, I hope I can offer you a few tips for decorating a small apartment. First things first, are you allowed to make holes in the wall? This may seem obvious, but some landlords are pretty strict about this. If your landlord is Satan incarnate and won’t allow you to hang art, you have several options. You can either use blue tack and stick up some prints and posters, or you can put your framed art on shelves or the floor. It’s become a pretty trendy option for people to have large prints on the floor, almost like a seated gallery wall.
Next reader, since you have limited space, you’re going to need to be selective about your art choices. I recommend keeping the personal pieces, such as family photos and mementos together. You can either group these together on the wall, or maybe have a few on a shelf or table. For the rest of your space, try to keep a cohesive style or colour palette so that the space seems more put together.
Lastly, friend, if you’re on a tighter budget or you’re a little more minimalistic, it’s better to just have one statement piece. Forget to gallery walls and stick to having one larger piece for a wall. This has the added bonus of taking up less space when moving. You don’t need huge quantities of artwork to elevate your space, try to find one piece that stands out.

Cabin Fever

Happy New Years dear reader! With 2020 coming to a close, and a new round of lockdowns starting, you may be finding yourself with a strong case of cabin fever. The only prescription (no it’s not more cowbell) is to get out of your house.
I would recommend visiting a cabin or cottage if you can. Getting away from the city life can be a breath of fresh air. Maybe while you’re at your cabin, take some time to re-decorate. Cabin decorations should be soothing as they’re in a vacation home. Whether you would prefer lots of wood and neutral colours or a more modern take on cottage life, decor can really change your mood. For me, re-decorating and changing my space can lift my mood wonders. Even small changes like moving furniture around can alter the feel and look of a space dramatically.
With a new year beginning, remember to take some time for yourself (your pile of paperwork can wait another day, its already been on your desk for a week anyways Susan). I hope your holidays were healthy and happy, and your 2021 is a little brighter.

Winter Whites

When you think of white, what is the first thing that comes into your head? Do you think it’s cold, stark or boring? More and more with the rise of minimalism and Scandinavian decor, white is making a come back in a big way.

Warm. Vs. Cool Whites

You may heard heard these terms before and thought they were kidding, but truly there are different types of white. Basically this means that you can either have a warm toned white that’s basically the world’s palest yellow or warm colour, or the palest blue that is basically white. When choosing artwork of furnishings for white rooms consider if you want to keep a cooler tone for a more modern design, or go warmer to a warm white. Art can really pop on a white wall, and it can make your space seem really cool and modern like an art gallery. Try to use artwork with black or bold colours to really stand out and bring some life into your space.

Mood and Vision Boards

If you’re anything like me, you love to scroll through Pinterest and pin all those aesthetic moodboards. To put it simply, mood or vision boards are like digital or physical scrapbooks. Whenever I start a new interior design project, my first step is to browse Pinterest to find the perfect vibe for my room. My next step is to create a moodboard.

Putting A Moodboard Together

I find the easiest way to start a moodboard is to center it around a specific colour palette or aesthetic. Say you want to create a room with lots of plants and neutrals, the first step is to grab some colour swatches. If you’re doing this in person, maybe grab some paint chips from the local paint store, or if you work digitally, feel free to use photoshop. Secondly, have lots of photos and tape. This is the fun bit, use tape to stick up a bunch of photographs that inspire you and fit into your moodboard look. Lastly, feel free to accessorize, this is the final step where you add bits and bobs that fill the space and fit the overall look (for example dried flowers, newspaper clippings, postcards or art prints). The next time you start and interior design project, I recommend this easy and quick step in the planning process.