12 ART WALLS TO INSPIRE
A house full of blank walls can be intimidating and daunting, and can be left feeling unfinished if left completely blank. Hanging artwork is one of the quickest and most rewarding ways to transform and uplift a space, whilst also making it your own. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to art styling, but it always helps to find enviable interiors and vignettes to get inspiration from. These are some of our favourite, covering a mix of styles from polished and monochrome to rustic and exposed industrial:
Showcase a diverse mix of photography, digital prints, pencil drawings and paintings for a look that is both curated, varied and exciting. The warm earthy tones of the art pieces create a sense of comfort and luxury, which creates a stylish juxtaposition against the exposed brick wall.
The bold colours featured throughout the room are also showcased within the artwork, with warm mustard yellow tones, pops of bold red and rich blues – this pulls the room together creating a sense of cohesion, whilst still enabling each individual piece to shine on it’s own.
A mostly monochrome look which doesn’t risk feeling cold or stark due to the addition of wooden frames and natural tones featured heavily in the paintings. Shelves offer flexibility, you can completely change the entire look whenever you want, to easily move prints around or to stack. They also provide another surface for adding objects of interest into the mix.
The wooden panelling brings the artwork to life, creating a rich and bold backdrop for the white borders to pop against. This art wall uses a bold mix of primary colour abstract work and monochrome graphic photography, creating a high contrast style.
For an art wall that looks like it’s housing a carefully curated collection that has evolved over time, think about each piece individually rather than as a whole – rather than purchasing frames en masse, choose them to best suit each print, leaving some with thicker borders and others with none. This will create a miss-match yet tailored look that allows every piece of art to be showcased to it’s full potential.
If your art wall will heavily feature monochrome art prints, style in a space with warm colours and a range of textures: think leather, rattan, sheepskin teamed with rich green house plants. Inject warmth, brightness + another dimension to your art wall with a shelf wall light. This 90 Degrees Wall Shelf Light comes in a range of finishes, perfect for any gallery wall aesthetic. The 90 Degrees Wall Light acts as both an industrial-luxe light and a shelf, creating the perfect space to showcase stylish decorative items and trinkets. If the artwork of your gallery wall is more simple and clean, go for the Wall Light in either Brass or Copper for a bolt of metallics, or if your artwork collection houses a diverse mix of styles and colouring, go for a matte-finished wall light in White, Blackor Grey.
This playful pink painted statement wall features abstract art in a mostly monochromatic palette. The frames are spaced out with larger gaps than usual allowing the pink colour of the wall to ‘hold’ each art print, providing a strong backdrop.
Two gallery walls in one space; one against a rich blue backdrop, the other showcased against a tark white. Though not completely themed, portraits do take centre stage in the mix. If you have a large amount of abstract prints, the addition of portraits/faces brings the space to life and adds a welcoming touch.
If you want a look that you can swap around quickly and easily update, use long picture shelves to hold your artwork. It creates a slightly more uniform look with all frames resting on the same level, but allows you the freedom to move and adjust at your hearts whim. Choose three frame sizes and stack, stack, stack.
In a space with high ceilings, don’t feel daunted by the space, instead celebrate it. Take picture shelves right up to the ceiling, giving the eye something exciting to focus on rather than a never-ending wall. With large gaps between shelves, you can style a variety of sized prints amongst decorative pieces to make the space more personal and homely.
Go uniform with an even mix of prints in the same size and display almost symmetrically for the space to feel level. The prints have been curated to offset the rich mustard tones of the patterned wallpaper, and though they are patterned, the muted tones and romantic style of photography mean that they’re not fighting with the wallpaper, but creating another point of interest in the room.
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