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4 Tips: How To Choose Original Wall Art

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 by

Well selected wall art and coverings completely transform interiors. These prints, panels and papers are ideal for industrial conversions; their colours and textures create immediate impact. We share below our tips on achieving a wall of carefully curated graphics and artworks.

Tip 1: MONOCHROME

These digital prints capture the interesting intricacies of rocks and minerals, from veined marble to crystalline quartz and pyrite. Hang these monochromatic works of art in select groups to create a bold feature for a minimalist space or industrial backdrop.

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Delicate intricacies of rocks and minerals create a dramatic feature in minimalist and industrial spaces alike. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse home interior design magazine

Delicate intricacies of rocks and minerals create a dramatic feature in minimalist and industrial spaces alike
Photography by Oliver Perrott | Styling by Hannah Franklin

(Above, from left) Lava Rock poster, £56, hollys-house.com; Concrete Hauteville chair by Lyon Beton, £349, Design Wharf; Colours Fearne natural Indoor / Outdoor rug, £47, B&Q; Pyrite print 3 by Hagedornhagen, £17.95, The Gifted Few; Marble & Stones poster, €24.95, Lile Sadi; (Hanging) Marney pendant in Marble, £245, Heals; (On the floor) Druzy Crystal poster, £56, Holly’s House; Pyrite print by Hagedornhagen, £17.95, The Gifted Few; Concrete bowl, £55, Future & Found; Quartz candle by Tom Dixon, £125, Heals; frames, stylist’s own.

Tip 2: THREADS

These handwoven works by Margo Selby (below) draw on the creations of Bauhaus weavers. The colourful yarns create modernist and abstract patterns. Prices upon request, Margo Selby

Handwoven in colourful cotton and silk yarns, these works explore how colour and structure unite. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Handwoven in colourful cotton and silk yarns, these works explore how colour and structure unite
Image courtesy of Margo Selby

The eye-catching graphic designs on these wallpapers by London studio Custhom are digitally stitched into the paper, which is then block printed by hand. The final composition is therefore completely unique and there’s no pattern repeat.

Arc wallpaper; Goldsmiths wallpaper, both 4m x 55cm, £192 per roll, Custhom

Working with a British embroidery house, design studio Custhom were able to embroider directly onto non -woven wallpaper. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Working with a British embroidery house, design studio Custhom were able to embroider directly onto non -woven wallpaper
Image courtesy of Custhom

Each roll is block printed by hand in London, disrupting the repetition of the embroidered design. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Each roll is block printed by hand in London, disrupting the repetition of the embroidered design
Image courtesy of Custhom

Tip 3: WOOD WORKS

From prints on ply panels to imaginatively framed shavings and chippings, these lovely artworks utilise wood’s natural beauty and colour. In warehouse homes, wooden wall art complements original timber beams and flooring and contrasts effectively with exposed brickwork. But the tone and texture of these unusual designs will also suit country houses and contemporary city apartments.

Nature Of Wood wall art £159, West Elm

Thin wood shavings are carefully arranged on a linen background. Read about tends in wall art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Thin wood shavings are carefully arranged on a linen background
Image courtesy of West Elm

Circle birch ply print by Vintage Festival Collection from £175, Surface View

Working with hidden gems and famous collections, Surface View curate and remaster incredible imagery. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Working with hidden gems and famous collections, Surface View curate and remaster incredible imagery
Image courtesy of Surface View

Geometry II print in birch ply by Rana Salam £310, Surface View

Rana is one of the most established and celebrated designers from the Middle East. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Rana is of the most established and celebrated graphic designers from the Middle East
Image courtesy of Surface View

Short by Short by Hironobu Yamabe for E&Y £91, Design Museum Shop

Short by Short is a frame designed to display the waste generated by its own manufacture. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Short by Short is a frame designed to display the waste generated by its own manufacture
Image courtesy of Design Museum Shop

Tip 4: BOLD GRAPHICS

Warehouse Home’s online shop features an array of reasonably priced original artworks. From handprinted and typographic prints to colourful charts and works on metal, there is something to suit every home and interior scheme. Some of the designs were created exclusively for Warehouse Home.

Shipping Container print by The Shipping Press, £29.50, Warehouse Home Shop

The Shipping Press, established in 2014, also provides small scale letterpress, printmaking and book binding. Read about trends in wall art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

The Shipping Press, established in 2014, also provides small scale letterpress, printmaking and book binding
Image courtesy of The Shipping Press

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor print by New North Press, £70, Warehouse Home Shop

This beautiful artwork is printed on a rich, heavy paper and looks equally striking framed or unframed. Read about trends in Wall Art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

This beautiful artwork is printed on a rich, heavy paper and looks equally striking framed or unframed
Image courtesy of New North Press

Edison print by Vincent van Doodle, £10, Warehouse Home Shop

The Edison print is part of the Inventions Collection and is available with a Black or White frame. Read about trends in wall art in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

The Edison print is part of the Inventions Collection and is available with a Black or White frame
Image courtesy of Vincent van Doodle

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This feature has been taken from Warehouse Home Issue Four, which is out now! The latest issue of the internationally renowned Warehouse Home magazine is live online and can be enjoyed in full and entirely free. Read Warehouse Home Issue Four by clicking here or view in the reader below.

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