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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 6 Modern Bathroom Art Ideas

Abstract Line Art

If you're creating a more minimalist bathroom, a simple line art piece is perfect. This will add some visual interest, but won't be too strong on a white wall.

Pale Photography

Coastal photography is nice for a more transitional bathroom. Add some bath towels in the same colours as the art, to make the space feel cohesive.

Small Landscape

A massive trend at the moment is small framed landscapes on walls, or styled on furniture. These look amazing in the sage green bathrooms. Match the frame colour to other elements in the room for a polished look.

Art Pair/Set

Hang a simple pair of artworks on the wall, or frame a smaller set and place on a shelf above the toilet. Frame with a thin wood frame to stick to that modern art feeling.

Botanical

If your bathroom is a bit more playful, add a framed modern botanical print and hang some plants around it.

Neutral Painting

Organic colours and textures are very in. Hang a larger neutral abstract to stick to that earth toned aesthetic, but add a more contemporary feeling to the bathroom.
Modern Bathroom with Framed Modern Abstract

 

Wall Prints I 3 Texture Based Art Ideas

If your home leans towards a modern or minimalist style, you might be looking to add some visual interest to your space with art, but don't want it to clash with the white a neutral decor. Here are a few art ideas, perfect for those spaces:

Painted Abstract

This simple classic art is perfect for contemporary living rooms or entryways.  Stick to a neutral colour palette and frame with a natural wood frame for that Scandinavian touch, or with a thin black wood frame for a more more look.

Textile Print

There has been a trend in art recently of both framed textiles and textile prints. This is as simple as framing an actual rug, or adding a print with a textile style texture on top of it. For example a framed shape based abstract print with a linen texture looks amazing in a modern home office.

Scribble Art

If you're looking for a really minimalist look, scribble art is a fun way to add some visual texture. These prints are amazing framed smaller on a shelf, or oversized hung above a console table.  
Framed Modern Abstract on Minimalist Shelf

Wall Prints I 5 Unexpected Places To Style Art

Nightstand

Bedrooms are meant to be calm happy places. Adding some art to your bedroom is always a great choice to add a personal touch. Style a small framed art print with a little trinket dish on your nightstand to create some visual interest.

Bookshelf

You can either place several prints on top of the shelf in different sizes, or style a small print on one of the shelves. This adds a fun eclectic pop of colour to a more muted shelf.

Chair

We all have those random chairs lying around. Sit a framed artwork on it and place it in an unused corner. This is great option if your home has some dead space in awkward corners too low for larger furniture.

Radiator

Older building often have broken and unused radiators. Put a medium sized framed print on top of it, and place larger and smaller framed artworks on the ground to create an unexpected gallery.
Coffee Table
Not sure how to style your coffee table? Try adding a small art print and other decor items in a similar colour palette. For example, bowls, candle sticks and books in a warmer tone.
Framed Modern Art on Console Table

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 3 Renter Friendly Art Ideas

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.
Framed Floor Art Gallery

Wall Prints I 5 Tips For Styling Art on Shelves

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.
Framed modern art print on office shelf

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

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 4 Spring/Summer 2022 Wall Art Trends

Black and White Ink

If you want to add a pop to your gallery wall or fireplace mantle, black and white ink prints are all the rage right now. These modern pieces feature bold black ink strokes on white or neutral backgrounds, creating a sleek minimalist look perfect for any contemporary home.

Neutral Abstracts

Scandinavian and minimalists alike are still flocking to neutral abstracts. These calm pieces add some texture and visual interest to your wall, but still fit into a neutral room.

Colourful Classical Prints

The bright framed Matisse and Picasso prints trend is continuing through this spring and summer. These cheerful prints look great in a gallery wall with white or neutral wood frames.

Abstract Figures

Figurative prints can vary in style between line art, abstract paintings and altered photography. No matter which style you choose, these modern spins on classic portraits are an ideal addition to modern living rooms and bedrooms. 
Framed Modern Line Art Figure Print