Are you thrilled about an item of art you bought and then, when you put it up on your wall, you realized that the appearance wasn’t the way you imagined it to be? Don’t worry! Decorating your home and interior design can be a bit daunting. But the good news is that If you already own an art piece that you like – something that is meaningful to you or just makes you smile on your face – then the tough part of designing is done! You can now use this wall art print as your anchor and then coordinate the new artwork and decor around it. Look over the four simple ideas for styling along with mood board ideas below to get some ideas for decorating your home and interior ideas based off vintage-inspired artwork and posters available from Ronole.com
1. When it comes to choosing the art prints, the size of them matters much.
This is the biggest error that buyers make when buying artwork. They always underestimate the dimensions of the poster or art print needed to create a lasting impression on their walls. Most of the time the case, unless you’re decorating tiny space on your wall or want to fill a space in an already existing gallery (see below for an example) regardless of the size you think you’ll need for a blank wall it’s best to go with the next size.
The dimensions you’re thinking of could appear “big” to you after looking at your space from a distance however, remember that people will not be walking through your walls gazing at your work. Art is appreciated from a distance of several feet away…and from the distance, your favourite artwork can appear smaller than the size of a postage stamp! Simply put, get larger and it will look better!
Include the right amount of color to tie the entire room by using pillows and blankets with hues that reflect the wall art you have chosen to hang.
2. Choose a few shades from the wall work and apply them as the color scheme.
If you are looking to tie the style of your room (or cozy reading space or reading nook, etc.) You should first imagine and note down the colors you would like to see. Ideally, you’d have a preference for a particular color and then go from there…but most of the time people don’t know the color(s) they’d like to have in their home. One method to determine the color scheme you want to use is to select a few colors from an artwork (or multiple pieces) that you would like to display in your designated space. This is especially useful in the event that you don’t have a specific color scheme in your space at all (it’s normal that people do not). In reality, the most effective method to decorate a space is to establish the palette of colors from an individual piece of art and then purchase furniture pieces that match in color.
When designing rooms, the majority of homeowners choose neutral-colored furniture (brown grey, ivory and gray tones) as they are the most safe colors. It is a great base to start from, since when you have decided on your color scheme all you have to do is include a few accessories (such like throw pillows and so on.) to enhance the appearance of your living area.
A tip to remember: when selecting your throw blankets and pillows Be sure to look at mixing variety of textures (i.e. wool, burlap, velvet) and patterns (stripes or checkered patterns geometric, floral) to give your room an extra visual appeal and not make it appear overly “matchy-matchy” by having all solid colored pieces in one fabric.
The way you see in the mood board below the color scheme is inspired by the sky blue, yellow and rust tones that are featured in the art (“In Omnia Paratus” Poster). To give a stylish look to the space and give it an overall appearance, let’s begin by adding a hint of yellow into the space. It is important to note that since the yellow hue is a predominant hue in the artwork It is recommended to keep the color and the appearance of your yellow furniture more conservative in particular since that specific shade is already a bold colour selection. In this instance it’s a simple arrangement of flowers in yellow and a cream-yellow or somber throw blanket, and a subtle and jewel-toned pillow are all you need to highlight the art piece, without invoking the images of McDonald’s.
Next…to enhance the look of the room Instead of settling for a simple, neutral sofa, let’s play and select one from the same color family as the blue dress featured in the picture. Be aware that the sky blue sofa is distinct and a bit out of the ordinary, however, it is also possible to add blue throw pillows on the sofa of a neutral color works similarly. In addition, to complement the classic red-orange lettering on the art including a rust-toned throw pillow with a unique texture and tassels will be the perfect cherry on top!
3. Concentrate on the color But don’t forget about the mood, style and theme.
It’s simple to find matching shades but it’s difficult to determine your personal style and what you would like people to feel as they enter a space. Let’s look at for instance the Hogsmaede travel poster as an illustration (mood boards above). This is a great example in addition to selecting ornamental items that match the colour scheme, it will be a great idea to create a theme around the art. Begin by imagining the words that pop up in your mind when you imagine Hogsmeade town (for all the “muggles” out there, this art work is an inspiration from the fictional world that is Harry Potter). Harry Potter book series). In this instance the main words are “cozy” (hence, the throw blanket and the iron candles), “rustic” (wooden deer head and Antler Lamp) and the word “tavern” (coffee table that resembles an oak barrel…evoking the memories that remind you of “The Three Broomsticks” tavern ).
Bonus Tip: Choose the Right Type of Picture Frame
If I want my artwork professionally framed, the majority of framers will attempt to pressure me into getting an art frame with wide borders. Another common mistake most people make when displaying artwork because they assume that the wider the frame’s width, the more attention it will get to the poster’s image isn’t it? Wrong! Most times – unless you’re looking for an extremely particular Rococo or Baroque style selecting an area that’s greater than one” inch wide (for artwork 24×36″ inches or less) is a waste of space. A frame that’s too large can draw the focus away from your print, and could even ruin the appearance of your wall artwork. Are there any exceptions? Of course! Particularly if your work is large between it and you’re planning to matte it. However, for the sake of simplicity this is a good guideline to adhere to.
To get the style of the vintage-inspired prints, as seen on Ronole.com The most basic option to match almost every decor is a black wooden frame that has matte finish, flat/ sleek lines and a border width that is 1.25″ inches or less. This style is simple, timeless and classy, and works particularly well with retro-styled posters.
If you’re looking to break away from the modern look and go for an old-fashioned as well as a stained wooden frame for the “farmhouse style” or even “boho” look. Check out the photo examples below.
Are you looking for a specific frame? The Frame Architectural Frame by Frame USA (as seen in the majority of Ronole images) is my top option for both rustic and contemporary decor You can get this cheap option in black and various wood finish options. I receive no incentives from recommending their frames I simply like these frames and they’re reasonably priced and stylish! Another frame in black that I love (with an actual glass face) can be found in The Black Tyler Frame at Michael’s stores.
If you want a rustic wood look with a more substantial frame border, choose this Calenzana framefrom Amazon (as shown above in the gorgeous Instagram images above).
Note on particular frame border widths If you’re looking to go for something more technically precise, you should aim for 1/2” of an inch of border for the 11×17 or smaller prints. Then, you can use 3/4”- 1″ inch border width for 18×24” art prints and 3/4″ 2-” in border for 24-36 art prints.
Let me know in the comment section below If you have any concerns or require any additional tips on how to style you Ronole prints! If you’ve already decorated your posters you can include my account ( @ronole) on Instagram!