How to Arrange Abstract Framed Wall Art for Fabulous Results
I love abstract framed prints. I love how the black edges of the frame and how the light matte emphasis the print and make it stand out on a wall. Framed prints can really bring a great energy to a room. Sometimes however deciding on which print and how to hang them can be confusing. Let me help!
Deciding on the Right Framed Wall Art for your Space
If you're like most people you get a little overwhelmed by decorating...but really it can be made easy...and the key is simple...Pick art that makes you feel good. Pick art that makes you feel the way you want to feel when you walk into the room that you're decorating. For example, the print above and to the left makes me feel calm. It's something that I would definitely hang in my bedroom... because when I'm in my bedroom I want to feel super relaxed. Another example is the set of framed prints in the right above image ... they make me feel cheerful and remind me of the coast...I want to feel cheerful when I'm in my living room and I want to feel comfortable like I'm in a modern coastal home...so these blue coastal inspired prints would fit right into my living room.
Accentuating Small Spaces with Framed Wall Art
Now that you've decided on your print. It's time to think about print sizes. If you're decorating a nook or narrow hallway I recommend small prints. They won't overwhelm the space and they can serve as little accents that compliment the space. For a nook such as the one in the above left image I recommend hanging one print close to the chair to give the space a cozy feeling. For the hallway to the right above I recommend a set of prints hung evenly next to each other. They balance the two chairs on either side and make the space above the table a focal point.
Making a Statement with Large Framed Wall Art
Now for larger spaces I recommend large framed prints that make a statement and serve as a focal point. Before ordering your print however, I recommend getting the measurements of the framed print that you're interested in and marking an outline with pencil on the wall. Then use painters tape to outline the area and make sure that the frame is big enough. The biggest mistake many people make with framed prints is hanging too small of a print beside large furniture. When this happens the print looks dwarfed and the furniture becomes the focus of the room when it should be the other way around.
If the available print is the perfect size...fabulous! Order it! If not, I recommend pocking around to see if you can order your preferred print in a larger size as just a print and have it framed locally. Many artists will have their work available in different sizes on different websites. For example, on my website you can only order a square framed print up to size 32.5'' x 32.5'' however you can order the same print from my shop on Fine Art America up to size ''41.5'' x 41.5''. The reason...I had to standardize shipping rates on my website and the larger sizes were out of line with my standard rates. However, it makes no difference to me or most artists where you order from ... we just want you to be happy with what you buy and we want it to bet the right size for your space.
Decorating with Framed Abstract Square Print Sets
Sets of framed abstract prints are my favorite. They work really great in spaces where you want to do one of three things.... 1) you want to have focal point in a large plain room in order to give the space a certain amount of needed busyness... 2) you want to emphasis the length of a room... or 3) you want to emphasis the height of a room.
For the first point, I recommend sets of 4 or 6 and hanging them in two rows (or more if you have a really tall ceiling). For rooms that seem too plain they can really make the room feel much more homey.
If you need to add length to a room, I recommend a long evenly hung row of framed prints. This works best in rooms that are leading somewhere else because your eye will be drawn to where the prints end and where they begin...that's why hanging prints in even rows down hallways works so well...it brings the eye to the room that you're walking towards.
For rooms with tall ceilings a vertical row of framed prints leads the eye up. I really like the way that this looks on the image below. The framed print set not only makes a statement but it makes you focus your attention on the prints and towards the ceiling. We feel uplifted when we look slightly up....