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Displaying artwork in your home

As a designer, artist and self-confessed interiors addict, I am always searching Instagram, Pinterest and interior magazines for ways to update and show creativity and personality in our home. When we moved into our house four years ago, the decor was much in need of an update – think yellow walls, brown carpets and the like – and so we went back to neutral basics with white walls and light flooring to give us a blank canvas on which to build our family home. I love the feeling of space created with light walls, I also love the flexibility it gives us for easily changing up our decor style and room colour schemes with an ever-evolving choice of artwork. I’m going to share with you some of my favourite ways for displaying artwork in our own home plus some amazing ideas from fellow interior enthusiasts I’ve discovered on Instagram.


Gallery wall goals

Using a mix of different frames and a range of art prints this gallery wall has maximum impact! To create a cohesive gallery wall, think about using similar tones of colour throughout the display like Charlotte from @wiltshirefarmhouse who ties in the pinks and reds from her gorgeous selection of prints with the sofa cushions.




Practical picture ledge

For someone as indecisive as me, a picture ledge is the perfect way to display artwork and is easy to change when you feel the need to faff. These picture ledges are the MOSSLANDA range from Ikea and come in two different sizes. To create this look we collected a range of frames and arranged them by height to create a staggered look. Using a mixture of white and wood effect frames allowed us to subtly tie the look in with the oak sideboard and white ledges. Check out our home @our_family_at_tulip_house for more inspiration and ideas.



Heavenly Hallway

This beautifully hallway from @jessjones.the_art_room has personality by the bucket load. Using simple white frames in different sizes allows the artwork to take centre stage and the beautiful painted rainbow leads your eyes down the staircase and ties in the colours from these eye-catching bright prints. I love the use of the often-dead space above the doorway to continue the display further.




Poster hangers and hooks

Fellow designer and insta buddy @miafelce uses these cute but practical wall hooks to display her bright and bold collection of quirky and fun typography prints. The magnetic poster frames allow for artwork to be changed as often as you like and the oak hooks would make a fun addition to an office space or kids bedroom.




Statement Colour Block

Want your artwork to stand out? This fabulous idea for colour blocking around a frame from Hannah @naptimestyle really does make a feature of the artwork in your home. Mark out a square or rectangle around your frame using frog tape and choose a tester pot in a complimentary colour to fill in a statement block of colour. I have recently tried this around one of my own shelf displays and the little change has made a big impact!

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