Framed prints for the living room are a case of choosing whether to have a frame or not – canvases are often left without. If you do decide to use a frame, there’s a world of options, from thick to thin, from metal to wood, from painted to gold leaf.
To help you decide, try to pick up on one of the materials or finishes you’re already using in the room. If you have brass hardware or light fixtures, choose a frame with a similar treatment but make sure you don’t do that with every frame or it will feel far too staged.
The key point is to not use polished chrome if you have brass elsewhere, and not to choose honeyed oak when the rest of your timber is walnut.
Be ready to go off the wall a touch too – literally. Floating wall shelves are a good way to mix up how you display wall decor. Leaning art on a picture ledge or using a shelf to put decorative ornaments that can’t be wall-mounted, but that you want to elevate, is always worth investing in. And don’t forget to consider how to light any artwork too.
For more advice, watch our interview with London and New York-based interior designer and art enthusiast April Russell below.