ART FOR INTERIORS – STYLING IDEAS!

Other than art and illustration I have a passion for interior design and styling. One of the issues I think for home owners is finding artwork that isn’t over-priced, poor quality or mass produced overseas, unexceptional or clashing with existing home style.

My botanical illustrations and abstract botanical artworks were created to try and address these issues. I wanted to create something premium that wasn’t over priced and uniquely designed and handcrafted in Australia.

For styling ideas please enjoy the gallery of images and tips below.

Framing

If you can afford taking your artwork to a professional framer I would always recommend this option. However, there are some fabulous and affordable off the shelf options. For those of you in Australia, I love the Country Road Adler frame .

If you don’t want to use a traditional frame for your artwork, then you can buy some great art hangers. These are great especially in kids rooms or if you like to update your art prints/ posters frequently. Try The Art Hanger as pictured above from One Two Tree.

Three in a row!

You can create an interesting wall display by hanging artworks in pairs or three (or five!) in a row. If you want to create an eclectic wall display – you can mix hanging art prints with old antique curios, mirrors and baskets for texture and interest.

For dramatic effect you can create a gallery of artworks of different sized frames, art mediums (photographs mixed with prints of paintings) and themes (graphic prints mixed with text). For consistency it’s important to stick to a colour palette so that it works with the interior style of the room.

colour palette & TEXTURE

For rooms and artworks that are mainly monochrome (black, white, grey) in colour palette I like to use black frames for dramatic effect. For bedrooms that are of soft and pastel colour palette, even if the artworks are monochrome I like to use natural wood or white frames to add texture and softness.

The frames that you choose should blend in with the furniture in the room. Think about how the frames will enhance the furniture and soft furnishings of the room and help highlight the greenery in the space or other accessories and curios.

You can create a cosy corner in a bedroom with an artwork, a plant (Mother in Law’s tongue are very easy to maintain) and adding texture with a throw / sheepskin rug over a chair.

All my artworks are either monochrome or of minimal colour palette so suit most interior styles and colours. If you like simple lines and a minimal look I think you’ll like my art.