Art prints can adorn various spaces, from expansive walls to petite nooks. Assess your room's dimensions to determine the number and sizes of prints needed. Don't let limited wall space deter you; consider resting framed prints on mantelpieces, hallway tables, dressers, or benches for a stylish touch. Here's an example where you can style your prints resting on a hallway table.
Begin by laying out your chosen prints on the floor or bed. Experiment with different arrangements to find a pleasing composition. Take into account the sizes, frames, and positioning of each print before proceeding. Check out my reel here of how I've done it.
- Intuitive Placement: Instead of meticulous measurements, trust your eye. Hold up a frame to your desired spot, eyeball it, and gently place the frame. Adjust as needed until it feels right. If a few holes in the wall don't bother you, use putty to fill them in.
- Frame Aesthetics: Decide whether you want uniform frames or a mix of styles. Experiment with black, white, or wooden frames to create distinct vibes. Black frames exude professionalism, white frames bring a modern feel, and wooden frames provide a rustic touch. Match the frame to the print – dark frames for darker tones and colorful prints with white frames.
- Diverse Art Selection: Embrace diversity in your print choices. Mix and match different artists, styles, and tones. Choose prints that inspire you or evoke specific emotions. Whether it's retro, vibrant prints for a lively atmosphere or soft, nature-inspired tones for a calming feel, let your personal style shine through.
- Mix It Up: Break away from a wall filled solely with prints. Integrate indigenous items like kete, piupiu, or pōtae to add cultural significance. Experiment with various print sizes, orientations, and even incorporate tāniko vinyl decals for added texture and depth.
- Consider Your Wall: Opt for a single-color wall for a timeless and versatile backdrop that complements your prints. Intricate patterns or bold wallpapers may clash with the artwork, potentially diluting their impact.
In the image below I've gone for all the same colour (kōkōwai) and have changed up the frames, the sizes and positions. All of these prints are available to purchase.
Incorporating art prints into your space is not just about decoration; it's about infusing your environment with meaning and personality. Have fun with the process, experiment with different combinations, and explore the stories behind each design. With a curated selection and a 50% discount on a range of prints, now is the perfect time to embark on your journey of transforming your space into a gallery of personal expression.