Contemporary + Modern Wall Art
Your home is just one perfect piece of modern wall art away from totally refreshing style.
What’s the Difference Between Contemporary and Modern Wall Art?
Contemporary art is art that is currently ‘of the moment’ – whatever is hot, popular, trending. Modern wall art, on the other hand, is specifically defined by art that reflects the modern style through sleek lines, crisp colors and unexpected perspectives and subjects.
Styling Contemporary/Modern Wall Art
In wall art, ‘contemporary’ can mean a wide range of styles. To keep your contemporary wall art gallery feeling uniform and pulled-together, stick to the one or two subject types and colors that speak the most to you.
Up-close and personal: Close-up photography is all the rage in contemporary wall art, and for good reason. When contrasted against an expanse of plain wall space, the intimate details that come with a zoomed-in lens can help to balance out the aesthetic of an entire room. If you’re looking for a modern spin on a traditional design, look for close-up perspectives on versatile subjects, such as foliage or bodies of water.
Offbeat oddities: Unexpected subjects and perspectives are the hallmarks of contemporary art. Whether it’s a bird’s-eye view of a crowded beach or a worm’s-eye view of a vintage street sign, a contemporary photograph (or two) is sure to intrigue guests – and define any space.
Chic cityscapes: Nothing embraces modern/contemporary style quite like the glittering lights of a panoramic photo of a city at night. For a more feminine take on city-chic, consider styling a cityscape photo or two amid a gallery of high heels, vogue dresses and other fashion sketches.
Contemporary Home Art Gallery
Because they are easy to switch in and out and take up zero floor space, wall art pieces are among the easiest and most popular ways to both refresh and seal in the look of your home. Before you choose your favorite looks, though, make sure to measure your space to get an idea of which pieces will fit; once you have the right dimensions, let the fun begin! Opt for works of art that speak to your personality and taste, and remember to choose pieces that play off each other in terms of size and content; two large photographs of brown trees, for example, paired with four small paintings of blue oceans will provide a polished aesthetic and satisfying symmetry.