Archive for the ‘Wall art’ Category

Fresh Design Finds: Vintage tattoo style wall lights

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Tattoo style wall light

Love traditional style tattoo designs? Why not celebrate vintage tattoo designs in your home, with one of these unusual wall lights.

Part art, part light, these unusual pieces will make a statement on your wall. Choose from a sailor swallow or an aphrodite rose.

Traditional aphrodite rose tattoo design

Both made from a rusty steel framework with the colourful design ‘inked’ on, these designs offer an easy and painless way to getting a tattoo…plus you can remove it easily if you change your mind in the future!

They’re available from Graham and Green.

Five ideas for gallery wall art displays

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The gallery wall style approach to displaying photos, art, mirrors or other personal items continues to be popular in homes. Whether you’re opting for a unified and symmetric gallery approach, or an eclectic collection, here are five ideas for creating a gallery wall in your home.

1. Create impact with a single colour gallery wall

Green gallery wall art design

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Create a single colour themed gallery wall, like this green one. The fresh green has a lovely impact used against white walls.

2. Go monotone with a stylish black and white gallery wall

Gallery wall layout idea

Opt for an elegant black and white gallery wall, like this one from the Lettered Cottage. Fill the frames with black and white art and photos, or add a splash of colour in a few pieces.

3. Match your gallery art to your wall colour 

Fresh design gallery wall ideas

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For a unified look, match your choice of gallery wall art to the colour of your wall. It looks organised and refined.

4. Be eclectic and think outside the box / frame

Hang board games as art

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A gallery wall can be created from anything that is meaningful to you. This board game wall, created by Gourley Girl & Guy, is so creative and fun!

5. Create a no-hang gallery wall effect

How to create a non-hanging gallery wall

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Unable to hang pictures on your wall? No problem! Dedicate an entire wall shelf to display your favourite photos or pictures. Mix different sizes and frames to create a layered effect.

For more ideas for hanging and displaying art, check out our Gallery Wall Display Ideas board on Pinterest.

Fresh design ideas: Decorating with metal wall art

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Wall art comes in all shapes, styles, designs and colours. For something a bit different, and to add a new texture or material into a room, why not think about using metal wall art? Here are some ideas to whet your appetite.

Fresh design contemporary metal wall art ideas

Jazz It Up Interiors stock a great selection of metal wall art and we can’t help but be drawn to this multi colour swirl metal wall art design. Consisting of layers of discs with a rippled effect, it’s a nice contemporary feature for a wall.

Fresh design metal wall art panel idea

If you love nature, then this set of three organic metal wall art panels would help add both texture and colours to your wall. The designs feature an array of metal stems adorned with colourful buds and leaves and remind us of different seasons – autumn, spring and winter. The set is available from Graham and Brown.

Fresh design wall art ideas metal wave design

Etsy is usually a good place to find some very creative and imaginative pieces of metal wall art, like this amazing wave design piece by Zen Art Studio. You can almost hear the roar of the sea when you look at it.  For more inspiring ideas from Etsy, have a look at our curated collection of metal wall art ideas.

Decorate your home with contemporary metal wall art sculpture

Another go-to place for metal wall art is Artisanti, who stock some amazing pieces by contemporary designers. We love the Tribeca range, which features pieces such as the Metropolitan skyline. The industrial style is ideally suited to this medium and each piece is handcrafted using welded metal and paint effects. The end result is a stunning piece of art.


Perk up your wall with a motivational wall print

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Words to inspire and motivate

What are your thoughts on motivational wall prints?

Whilst most people won’t want to plaster all their walls in motivational sayings, having the odd one can lift your spirits, spur you on and make you smile on a crap day.

In terms of a good range of choice, Hope and Love have ideas for all tastes. Their wall art prints include inspirational phrases, quotes from films and favourite song lyrics. Plus, if you can’t find anything that quite appeals, you can choose your own words to have printed.

We rather like these four:

Hakuna matata, from the Lion King

Make today ridiculously amazing

Live, laugh, love

Stay weird typographic art print

All the prints are £17 each and you can choose the colour you’d prefer.

Wisdom in Art: Investing in modern or contemporary art

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Art by John Tierney at Saatchi Online

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Many people perceive that it is expensive to mount a sculpture or a piece of painting on a pedestal or on a wall respectively. The artwork must not be a Picasso or a Da Vinci for it to attract attention of the intended audience. Collecting pieces of artwork is a process that can be successfully implemented on a budget.

Artists collect handfuls of original pieces that they purchase from extremely low budget either online or off streets. Art collection for many is expression of wealth or wisdom. There are specific portraits that one would hold dear or even paintings that give expression of self. Many art collectors find themselves at crossroads on how to grow an entire art collection if only one piece summarizes the feeling they have been yearning for.

Elements of growing an art collection

Original art by Virginie Gallois at Saatchi Online

©Virginie Gallois

Growing an entire art collection requires one to see the value of an original piece of artwork. However, choosing an original piece depends with collector’s priorities; choice is not affected by price, location or an artist’s name but joy that the artwork brings each day to the collector. The wisdom in art is intended to transform people’s lives, those who closely safeguard the intention of the artwork.

It is easy to grow your collection of original art via Saatchionline. The online magazine has a variety of galleries that aid artists to be discovered through their pieces as they discover art. Filtering of artwork in the online portal can be by subject and style or price. One of the common mistakes people make when they try to grow their original collection is to distrust their own tastes and purchase according to artist’s names.

It is very easy to dismiss certain artworks quickly if they seem to be out of the collector’s comfort zone. Advanced art collectors do not judge but take ample time to familiarize themselves with the art, discuss it with colleagues, observers or makers and take notes of the notions that linger after viewings are past due.

The essence of having an art collection

There are two factors that an art collector must take keen interest in. First, the message or lasting impression that the piece of art leaves to the intended audience.

Second, the innovative or technical advances that are harnessed to create a wonderful piece is another factor to consider before making purchases. Burgeoning collectors have turned to emerging artists that are less costly and more relevant to the contemporary society. It is of the essence to go always for quality since pieces of art that are in excellent condition are more desirable.

Catherine Cazalet zebra design limited edition art

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Fresh design wall art

Remember the zebra design wallpaper from Turner Pocock Cazalet? These rather lovely zebra designs are by Catherine, the Cazalet part of the trio.

The bold limited edition glitter prints are available in classic black and white or contemporary pink and are digitally printed onto canvas. The canvas is wrapped around a wooden frame and they come with all the fixtures and fittings needed to hang on your wall.

The zebra prints are both limited editions of only 300 and are available at the special price of £59 each from


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