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.
Framed Modern Landscape Print

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Neutral Abstract

These framed artworks look perfect hung in a set over a bed or placed on a console table/wardrobe. If your space is feeling a little too minimal, adding some visual texture with an abstract is an easy fix. 

Line Arches

These pieces have been rising in popularity recently, their simple design lending themselves to many modern design aesthetics. Frame in a thin black wood frame to make the black line arches pop more.

Subtle Photography

Photography is always a classic addition to a room. Place an oversized framed black and white or neutral photograph on the floor and place a stack of books in front of it to create a fun alternative side table.

Line Art Figure

For a simple and elegant addition to any minimalist space, add a framed minimalist line art figure print. Frame with a thin black or neutral wood frame for a touch of that Scandinavian design style. These pieces also look great in a gallery wall with a couple more subtle abstracts. 
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Poster Gallery Wall

Instead of making holes in the wall, either use command strips to hang lighter framed art prints, or stick unframed art prints to your wall. Gallery walls look amazing over a bed, couch or across a hallway wall.

Art Shelf

If you only want to make a couple of holes, consider hanging an art shelf. These sturdy shelves are made to hold several pieces of art and a couple of smaller home decor items such as candle sticks, books or small bowls. Stagger the sizes, and add perhaps layer three or five pieces of art on the shelf (try to work in odd numbers as they look best).

Floor Gallery

If your landlord is a little more strict, creating a floor gallery is a fun design opportunity. Place different sized art prints on the floor, or a small bench/box to create some height variation. These galleries look amazing in subtle neutrals for a more Scandinavian look, or with bold colours to create a focal point in your space.
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Subject Matter

Consider your space, is your office or living room minimalist and modern, or in a more transitional design style? If it's more traditional, go for a classical print or maybe a small more landscape. If your space is modern, perhaps opt for an abstract or bold colourful line art piece.

Colour Palette

Do you want this piece to be the focal point of your shelf, or is it meant to be more subtle and blend into the shelf? Neutral pieces are always a safe bet to style on a shelf, but consider playing around with a fun pop of colour.

Size

If the art piece is being styled on a shelf, keep it smaller, perhaps an 8x10 or a 10x13 framed art print. These look great on modern shelves and won't look out of place or too big.

Frame

The frame should be a simple frame, a neutral wood or black frame is a perfect choice to style on a shelf. These simple thinner wood framed art prints are a classic style.

Accessories

Lastly, how do you style the shelf around your new art piece? Remebr to stagger the heights of the objects on the shelf. Add a few taller objects such as candle sticks, vases or books, and some smaller pieces like wooden bowls or small pottery.
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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. 
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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.
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