4 GAME-CHANGING trendy wall art ideas that will take your home to the next level.
Maybe it’s just me but when I’m decorating, art is often the first thing to go up on my walls – and the last thing to come down! Art brings such life and vibrance to a space, and it is a great way to inject personality and warmth into even the drabbest of rooms. This post is all about trendy wall art ideas, perfect for any space and budget.
4 Trendy Wall Art Ideas I Cannot Live Without
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Trend 1: Gallery Walls
Gallery walls can be old-school cool, harkening back to manor houses and speakeasies alike with paintings piled up all the way to the ceiling.
Gallery walls are a great way to incorporate different elements. Don’t be afraid to play around with media, mixing canvases with drawings, prints – the world is your oyster. Kitsch elements are also increasingly popular, with faux taxidermy, plates, embroidery and other vintage finds creating unique features for your home.
The best thing about gallery walls is how personal they can be, creating a totally custom environment. Gallery walls can be old-school cool, harkening back to manor houses and speakeasies alike with paintings piled up all the way to the ceiling. If the idea of this makes your balk, gallery walls can also be minimalist chic. With monochromatic color schemes and pared-back framing, you can add just enough visual interest without it feeling overwhelming.
Many retailers have caught onto this trend, selling sets (usually numbering between 3 to 12) of different sized frames in complementary finishes and tones. Though these premade sets create an easy blank canvas, the gallery wall is an opportunity to combine the new and old, from antique store treasures to box store bargains.
Create a gallery wall:
Trend 2: Prints
Ever the décor staple, prints are a fantastic way to collect original art without breaking the bank. From crisp giclee, bright and cheery risographs, to sumptuous woodcuts, there’s surely something out there for everyone. Many well-known artists create collectible fine art prints – this could be your way to incorporate works by the likes of Damien Hirst to KAWS into your home.
Adding trendy prints, such as bold floral arrangements or even tongue-in-cheek pop culture pieces, is a quick and easy way to update your décor. Evergreen pieces like cutouts and vintage movie posters bring class and vintage elegance. When it comes to decorating, it’s okay to get a little personal – prints are the perfect way to include important dates, events, and places into your surroundings.
Aren’t these prints lovely?!?
Trend 3: COLOR
Perhaps an obvious choice when considered with the previous two trends, but maximalism is back. Whatever your style, color can be used to complement or add to your pre-existing décor: incorporating Bauhaus-style block colors for the mid-century home, deep jewel tones for an art deco vibe, and bright florals for those looking for granny chic.
Including elements of color on your walls – be it through art or colored frames – helps lift an otherwise neutral space. This method is especially effective if you’re working with a rented property, as a little goes a long way.
Trend 4: Texture
One of my personal favorite ways to add texture is framing scarves.
One of my personal favorite ways to add texture is framing scarves. Square scarves (or even pocket squares!) are beautiful but often delicate. They’re also constantly going in and out of season. Framing them makes for a timeless centerpiece – it’s also a perfect way to upcycle unwanted accessories.
For someone who isn’t afraid to make a statement – go big with a tapestry! A trendy way to add texture is through hanging and framing blankets. Different contemporary makers and crafters, such as Printed Goods, Studio Coverdale, and Slowdown Studio to name but a few, are creating textile pieces that make for fantastic tapestries. These luscious works bring warmth, making them perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. Now, who said Hygge is dead?
Time to Experiment With Some Trendy Wall Art!
What is so great about these trends is that they can be used by anyone. Whether you’re updating your décor, or moving into a new home, don’t be afraid to add a bit of you into the equation. Create your very own gallery wall, or play around with trendy prints, color, and texture – or go wild and do it all!