The art of prints has been a longstanding source of inspiration for interior design lovers. In this unprecedented time for everyone, our daily routines quickly shifting as the world responds to Coronavirus. As people self-quarantine, and conferences, workshops, and freelance gigs put on hold, people across all sectors are experiencing lost wages, delayed work, and are having to shift their businesses to adapt to a new normal. Although artists have already begun to adapt to the changes and bring their practices online, there are many unknowns that they will face in the upcoming weeks and months.
The widespread cancellation of in-person events has affected many businesses—independent artists included—who rely on events, workshops, gigs, and physical locations to pay their bills. Now, more than ever is important to offer support to impacted groups, if you are able.
One way to support the arts and contribute to a healthy cultural community (even while practicing social distancing) is to purchase their artworks. The exceptionally curated art pieces bridge the gap between some of the most celebrated icons in design with the innovative creators making a statement in their own right. Comprising a diverse array of art forms stemming from meaningful messages to fashion, it’s essentially a perfect way of expression through home decoration.
The uniqueness of different art prints certainly makes them popular among interior designers and homeowners. However, they have more benefits, including:
• They come in diverse styles that can complement any interior style or room They can improve your mood and even increase your productivity
• Art prints can change your interior within a budget
• Collecting art prints is a good way of expressing yourself and sharing meaningful stories
Coming back to the present, we notice that one of the biggest trends today in interior design is decorating walls using various prints. They not only look modern and stylish but often help to conceal various flaws of the space. Today I want to share with you several ideas on how to decorate with prints and which rules to follow to do it successfully.Products:
Let’s meet some of the artists we feature. Carsten Nielsen is the designer behind Bycdesign Studio. He loves to create geometric forms and shapes with a mathematician’s attention to detail and quality coupled with an artist’s intuition for color and form. He is working closely in the fields of interior styling, product photography, and graphic design. Carsten was inspired by architecture, geometry, and nordic colors.
Aysha Tengiz, is a London-based artist, working in illustration, animation, and textile design. Inspiration for her is not usually something she consciously notices - it can come from anything. The pattern of a carpet in a pub, brickwork, and geometrics on the underground, or even the shape of a traffic light. Everyday life and ordinary objects can ignite a new idea.
Sofia Lind is a designer and artist from Gothenburg, Sweden. Her work is very imbued with patterns. The digital part of her work comes late in the process, and she allows the materials/paintings to be visible and present. She does art because it is a way of expressing herself, getting her inspiration from society, other painters, literature, textile patterns, and misunderstandings to mention a few. Art helps her to see things from a new perspective, the joy of been invited into someone's mind.
Speaking about the latest trends, many designers use a trick spied in the artists’ studios: not hanging pictures on the walls at all.
They simply lean the artworks against the wall, which is a very original idea; besides being an element with a decorative value, it saves significant information about a special moment in life, since you can customize it to mark the date you want. This way you can rearrange the pictures depending on the mood, while not spoiling the walls with nails.
If the pictures are large enough, they can be put directly on the floor. The pictures could be also placed and layered on the console table or chest of drawers. As an option, you can install a shelf along the wall and use it to display your posters together with various art objects and statuettes.
You can group various posters to make a gallery wall – this will create a feeling of continuity and flow. Grouping similar objects together is a well-known design trick that always works. You can use the same frames for your posters to unite them in one gallery. If you prefer a more traditional look, use posters of the same theme and same size: they will create a feeling of harmony if hung above a sofa or dining table. You can group them in 3 and hang them in one row if you have a low ceiling, or group them in 4 or 6 and hang them in two rows if the ceiling is high.
Also, it is possible to arrange the compositions by mixing the sizes and shapes: symmetrically and asymmetrically. In this case, consider the general theme or style. In some cases, contrasting options are appropriate.Our Selection
Our Selection aims to share the beauty of human connection, transforming everyday objects into meaningful stories. Michael Rygaard, one of the artists that we are featuring, is a Copenhagen-based photographer. He primarily works with fashion and interior photography but also finding time for exploring personal conceptualized projects. Born in 1987 in Copenhagen, but growing up in Zambia with a father working as a jeweler and a mom working as an interior decorator, Michael grew up in a world of aesthetics and beauty. Each year Michael travels to ‘The river’ as he calls the Zambezi River, and stays a couple of weeks in total isolation – of course bringing along his camera.
To continue with, we are just inspired by the idea of a tableau vivant. Kinfolk photographer Cecilie Jegsen’s personal series FORM celebrates the body through sculptural silhouettes and abstract arrangements. This image, which plays with volume, harmony, and balance, will be the perfect addition to your collection. Also, Kinfolk photographer Cecilie Jegsen’s personal series FORM explores body language through the poses and attitudes of her subjects and with the colors, volumes, and lines of her compositions. In this image, the model wears a dress by Maja Brix and jewelry by Amalie Louise Rosenberg.
People were socially distancing from art long before the pandemic started. At a museum, it is customary to stand a respectful sixish foot away from any piece, a space maintained by security sensors or fear of the wrath of mistrustful guards. Now, with Covid-19 necessitating even more restrictions on indoor spaces, art lovers often find themselves observing from an even greater distance: via a screen.
It’s not art viewing; art selling has gone digital too. Maybe it was a new era for the artists, but it’s a new path and a new communication channel where they can share their art and the stories behind them. Art is a form of expression and communication, and it brings people together. It unfolds hidden feelings. By supporting artists and their work, we become part of an important tribe.