How To Add The Wow Factor Through Modern Wall Art

Finally realizing how boring traditional ways of displaying wall art are can be a bit disturbing and demoralizing. Sure, the classical painting of a house near a river has its charm when placed in a traditional home but doesn’t really look at home in a modern setting. In such cases, different strategies need to be used.

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A popular option is to play with the black and white combo. Use picture frames with thin and sleek black edges and use them to display black and white photos. Don’t forget to leave a white edge around the photos. Play with different shapes and sizes but maintain cohesion.{found on Erin Swift}.

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Want to add some wildlife-inspired beauty to your home? The classical trophy displayed above the fireplace or the pair of antlers at the center of the living room wall wouldn’t really look great in a modern or contemporary home. You could instead choose to frame a pair of small antlers and decorate them with fabric flowers or to display a beautiful and artistic image of an animal, maybe a white horse. Display this type of wall art in unexpected areas such as a small hallway or the bottom of a staircase wall.{found on Heather Garrett}.

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If you wish to add local flavor to your home through wall art, one option can be to frame some images of local places or people. Choose images that emphasize emotions of that transmit a feeling and don’t ignore the colors present in the composition.{found on Nicole Hollis}.

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In a space that’s simple and has a certain sophisticate and delicate look, an abstract painting can prove to be the perfect element to tie everything together. An abstract image that emphasizes color or texture in a simple way can become the focal point of a living room, especially if it contrasts with the wall behind it.{found on Tori Golub}.

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In an environment where the atmosphere and the décor at somewhere between formal and casual, between playful and serious, you can establish harmony by displaying powerful images or portraits using frames with eye-catching shapes or by displaying images of fictional character using classical methods.{found on The Haas Collective}.

Harmony Wall ArtView in gallery

For true harmony to be established in a room, everything has to be in sync and all design elements have to complement each other. At the same time, you should avoid matching elements to everything else. Be careful when selecting shapes, textures, materials and colors. Like this lovely painting matches the delicacy of the aristocrat sofa and contrasts with the opulence of the chandelier.{found on Gilles & Boissier}.

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In some cases, in order to send a message you need to use powerful images. The subject of the design doesn’t have to be overly complex or extraordinary. It just have to capture a powerful image through simple means.{found on Redmond Aldrich Design}.

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In the case of eclectic interior designs, wall art is used to establish balance. In other words, you can use an oversized painting of a framed picture to bring together everything else in the room. This can be done through the right combination of colors and shapes.{found on Architectural Digest Spain}.

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When you feel like a certain area of your home needs a boost of color, you can always count of wall art for this. Take for example this cozy and stylish corner. The two red chairs complemented by the potted plant set a fresh look when mixed with the sculptural table base. The blue shades featured by the image displayed on the wall introduce a different set of details and emotions which add a cool touch to the décor.{found on MilK Decoration}.

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Oversized paintings and wall art in general are used in modern and contemporary interior designs to complete a décor which is minimalistic and austere. A good example can be a simple dining room with a black and white design, clean lines and no unnecessary elements. An oversized wall painting can add a touch of color the room needs.{found on Tirmizi Campbell}.

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Use wall art to integrate all the accent colors used in a certain space. This way the décor will become cohesive. The same method can be used when trying to incorporate patterns in a room’s interior design. Some simple and colorful stripes such as these ones can be an indicative of a vibrant but, at the same time, simple and casual design.{found on Pier, Fine Associates}.

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On the other hand, a busy painting where different colors, forms and patterns are put together can suggest an eclectic interior design. Different styles can coexist harmoniously, complementing one another. The space, however, needs that element which ties it all together and maintains harmony throughout.{found on Turett Collaborative Architects}.

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Use wall art to add drama to a particular part of a home. For example, this sculptural spiral staircase would have been enough to make this a very beautiful décor. However, the painting on the wall brings the décor to a new level, using a simple image to send a powerful message and to influence the whole composition.{found on Delos}.

Abstract canvas art above the fireplaceView in gallery

Sometimes the difference between modern and traditional or vintage is not that big. Plenty of homes feature arched windows and doors which are reminiscent of a very different time. They are, however, integrated into a minimalist, elegant and chic interior design where accent pieces and accessories such as wall art play an important role.

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A touch of color can be all a room needs to look complete and to feel more welcoming than ever. And if color is all the décor needs and if you decide to introduce it through wall art, there’s no need to also use striking forms and images to send this message. Something abstract would best in this case.

NYC dining room Wall ArtView in gallery

The type of wall art you use in a space should be chosen according to the function of that room, the style chosen for it and the ambiance you’re trying to create. If the décor is meant to be more formal, elegant and sophisticated, avoid strong colors and striking images. Choose something abstract or perhaps something inspired by nature and landscape.

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Graphical artwork with abstract designs is often used in modern and contemporary interiors. It can also add a fancy touch to an eclectic space. The white design contrasting in this case with the black background has a dose of simplicity while also being eye-catching and completing the wall decor of this chic living room.

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Oversized portraits always stand out. They’re usually black and white which makes them elegant in a simple way. A few touches of color here and there give this particular painting the casual  street-art inspired look needed in order to maintain a feeling of comfort throughout. Consider a similar approach for a hallway, entryway or any other transitional space which needs character.

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For the dining room you’ll want the artwork to be somewhere between classic and modern. This is a space that needs to feel inviting and comfortable but to also be elegant and suitable for more formal gatherings and events. The image captured by a painting or poster should not be linked to anything controversial or particular and the colors should be simple and neutral.

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Another good place for displaying beautiful artwork is the space above a dresser in the bedroom or above a console table or cabinet in areas such as the living room or dining space. Once again, abstract images can prove to be very powerful and suggestive, enticing one’s imagination and creativity. Rather than narrowing the interpretation possibilities with a very specific image or a photo, this way you invite everyone to explore new ideas and concepts.

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Abstract artwork can also be a source of color for the room is that space needs it. Spaces such as the dining room or the bedroom can lack personality and character without this element. And if a single accent color isn’t enough to make the decor stand out, complement the wall art with an eye-catching piece of furniture. Position both these elements together to contain the focal point in that area.

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A single painting or image may not have the necessary power to make a wall stand out, especially if it has a black and white design. As a result, you can choose to create a gallery wall. The wall behind the bed should be a good place for such a focal point. You can mix and match various shapes and sizes and maintain cohesion by using matching frames.