4 Tips: How To Choose Original Wall Art
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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(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
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
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
Circle birch ply print by Vintage Festival Collection from £175, Surface View
Geometry II print in birch ply by Rana Salam £310, Surface View
Short by Short by Hironobu Yamabe for E&Y £91, 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
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor print by New North Press, £70, Warehouse Home Shop
Edison print by Vincent van Doodle, £10, Warehouse Home Shop
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