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Wall Prints I 3 Tips For Decorating With Contrasting Art Colours

Colour Theory

Adding a contrasting pop of colour is a fun way to brighten up any space. When putting an art print in a contrasting colour in a room, try to remember colour theory. Blues and purples look great with yellows or oranges, they're at opposite sides of a colour wheel, making them "complimentary colours".

Decor Elements

Another way to incorporate dramatically different colours into a space is through small decor elements. Try placing some decor pieces such as books, vases and candles in the same colours as the art into the room, making it seem like the art print's colour contrast was intentional rather than clashing.

Frame

If your art is boldly contrasting the space, it's a good idea to add a simple modern frame. This puts the focus on the art, rather than the frame. Thin black wood frames are a classic choice, suiting any modern space.
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The Vintage Art Trend

If you -like many- are seeing a massive rise in vintage artwork styled in modern interiors but aren't sure how you should be styling them in your own home, look no further. These pieces are often larger hung on a wall or much smaller styled on a shelf or console table. 

If you want to go big, these oversized framed artworks look incredible hung over a fireplace mantle or couch, or as an addition to a vintage/eclectic gallery wall over a couch or in a hallway. If you want to keep that modern look, opt for a thin black wood frame or a neutral wood for a minimalist interior.

If you're hesitant, start small with a framed print styled on a shelf. Add a pop of colour to an otherwise plain shelf to create an instant focal point. Try to style the shelf with objects to bring out the colours of the print such as plants, vases, books or candles. 

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2022 Art Gift Guide

With the holidays fast approaching, you may find yourself scrambling for a last minute gift. Look no further friend, here are some of the most trendy art gifts for the design lover in your life.

Figure Art

This trend is still going strong, framed figurative abstracts look amazing in a thin black or neutral wood frame, styled oversized in a living room, or small on a shelf.

Textural Abstract

Textural abstracts are all the range this year, and will still be on-trend coming into 2023. These are beautiful pieces for the minimalist in your life. The neutral pieces add some visual interest to a gallery wall or are amazing styled larger on a console table next to some books and a vase. 

Contemporary Still Life

Checkered vases with bold abstract flowers are taking the design world by storm. A fresh take on contemporary decor, these fun, eclectic artworks suit any modern interior, frame with the thin black frame to lean into the modern style. They're also not something that someone might buy for themselves with their funky style, making them a perfect gift.

Line Art Arches

Last, but certainly not least, line art arches are a fabulous artwork to gift to a loved-one. These modern artworks suit any space from a bedroom to a dining room. If you're not sure which frame to use, take a look at your loved one's space and see if they already have some frames in a similar colour or style.
framed modern line art set in modern bedroom

4 Tips For Layering Art

Colour

When matching art, an easy first step is to choose a colour palette. If you're searching for a simple colour palette, stick to neutrals and pops of black and white. If you're feeling more adventurous, try greens or blues for a simple trendy pop of colour.

Frame

If your art isn't in the exact same colour palette, another tip for matching art prints is the frame. Frame in matching frames to create an instant set. 

Texture

A fantastic way to add texture to minimalist white spaces is through layered textured artwork. Style several different neutral art prints in varying styles on a modern console or fireplace. Try adding a modern textured canvas painting into the mix for some dimension. 

Height

Make sure to stagger the heights of your art prints. When layering them, style the largest in the back, a smaller print in the middle and a medium sized print in the front.
Framed modern art print on fireplace mantel

 

 

6 Places to Style Art Sets or Pairs

Console Table

Entryways are the first thing your guests see, why not wow them? Hang a framed set of prints over a console table in a front entryway and instantly impress any family member or friend.

Over A Bed

One of the most common design mistakes is going too small with art. Hang a large set of prints over a bed to make a big impact and visually balance the space. 

Hallway

Either hang a large set up, or add a smaller framed art pair to a gallery wall in hallways. This is a great way to add some life to an otherwise boring space in your home.

Living Room

Hang an art shelf over a couch and style a set of framed art prints with small decor pieces such as candle sticks and small plants to create a  beautiful focal point.

Awkward Small Wall

We all have that one weird wall in our homes that's too small to style furniture in front of, but too large to be empty, why not hang a set of prints? Hang two smaller framed art prints vertically to draw the eyes up.

Bench

For an unexpected decor moment, style a set of art prints on a modern bench. Place some books and a small bowl beside them to create a beautiful tableau. 
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Wall Prints I What Your Art Says About Your Home

Minimalist Line Art

If the framed art on your walls is shades of white with lots of one line drawings, you're into simple design. You like your space to feel bright and modern and keep the rooms super tidy. You probably have either purchased the cloud couch, or have found a dupe online.

Boho

If your art leans into the bohemian style, I bet your home is filled with houseplants and cozy rugs. Your art is framed with mismatched natural wood frames. You also have hung up rattan pieces like those trending rattan mirrors in your living room.

Modern Abstract

Depending of if it's colourful or neutral, your aesthetic is wildly different. Either way you drink too much coffee. If your home is filled with neutral framed abstracts, your whole house matches these art pieces. If you go for bright colourful shape abstracts, your place is more eclectic with interesting thrifted pieces alongside the modern furniture. 

Oversized Landscape

Your home is in the transitional style. You have for sure given into the colour sage trend and have classic taste. The modern landscapes are not just in one place, they're hung in several rooms in your home.
framed oversized modern landscape print

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. 

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