Add the illusion of shimmer to your home with silver-inspired wall art. No matter the current finishes in your home, silvery artwork can match almost any interior. This striking shade of wall art comes in a variety of styles to suit your space. Our design experts have put together a guide to the trendiest ways to incorporate silver wall décor into your home. If you’re in search of a simple way to elevate your interior design, this is the article for you!
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Color Concepts: Gold and Silver Wall Art
While mixing gold and silver used to be regarded as a major design no-no, times have changed. In fact, the combo of gilded details with splashes of silver is super-hot among top designers. If your space is already full of gold, feel free to add silver in the form of wall art. You can also add a print that combines both of these sparkling hues.
Decorating with Metallics: Pro Tips
ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for decorating with metallic tones:
“There are endless, stylish ways to incorporate gold and silver into your home décor. Mixed metals are trending for 2021. Dare to mix warm, golden finishes with cool chrome and nickel accents. This is a great way to warm up your space but still keep it contemporary. Keep your base cool and add flecks of gold and copper for a modern look. Consider using reclaimed copper for a super trendy touch. Gold or silver wallpaper is a low-commitment option to make your interior shine. Hop on the Hollywood Regency revival train by paring metallic details with a rich color scheme. Lastly, wrought iron is back in a big way!”
Silver Framed Wall Art: Shapes & Layouts
Framed artwork is a classy addition to any space. A silver theme looks stunning in a sleek frame. We offer framed prints in both horizontal and vertical layouts. If you want to find out more about framed vs unframed art, view these excerpts below:
The Benefits of a Framed Print
-A Polished Look
Framed artwork always looks sleek and polished. The chic, refined look subconsciously impacts the viewer's perception of your overall space.
-The Floating Illusion
Because of the intentional gap between the canvas and the frame, the print looks as if it is floating inside the frame, giving your wall art an eye-popping, three-dimensional appearance!
-A Low-Profile Appearance
One of the major benefits to framed artwork is that it looks lightweight and low-profile, which results in an airy, clean look.”
The Benefits of an Unframed Canvas
-Ideal for a Large, Empty Space
Do you have a lot of space that features a clean, large, empty wall? If so, an unframed canvas artwork can be a super-easy statement piece.
-No Distractions from the Artwork
While frames can sometimes distract from the artwork itself, an unframed canvas keeps the art the center of attention.
Our canvas prints cost less when compared with the framed option, making it a more affordable choice to stick within a tight decorating budget.
Silver Wall Décor: Ultimate Size Guide
Follow these tips from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide to choose the right size silver print for your space:
“Your wall art should take up around 60% to 75% of the total wall space, excluding the portion covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. After you have those measurements, multiply them by both 0.6 and 0.75. This will give you the range of canvas print sizes to fit your wall.
For instance, if your wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 feet by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 feet by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the exact same to your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 feet - 6.75 feet and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet. Tada!
Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such a large sofa in your living room, should be somewhere between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's overall width. To measure the perfect size canvas to hang above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. Therefore, you would need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to look impressive above the couch.”
Living Room Wall Art: Metallic Décor
If you’re not sure which room to hang your silver-toned print, why not go for your main living space? Your living room is where you host gatherings, making it a highly visible area. The world is finally opening up again, which means it’s time to get your interior ready for guests. A stunning silver print is the perfect way to give your home a refreshing new look. Wow your friends and family with a contemporary piece of silver wall décor. Consider pairing your piece of artwork with modern accessories like coffee table books, velvet textiles, and matching metal details.
Modern Wall Art: Silver Styles
Wall art is a great way to make your space look modern in an instant. As mentioned earlier, silver is an undeniably contemporary shade, which will give your home an even more noticeable modern impact. If you really want your space to look current in the blink of an eye, consider an abstract or conceptual theme in a silvery shade.
Modern Decor: Pro Tips
While we’re usually given advice on how to make an interior look modern, we’re not often given tips on what NOT to do. Our design pro Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her insight:
“When creating a contemporary space, make sure to avoid these faux-pas at all costs:
-Choosing pieces solely for looks and not practicality
-Putting too much emphasis on symmetry and a balance that looks inorganic
-Trying to incorporate too many trends at once
-Sacrificing your personality for current styles and trends
-Sticking to solely neutral tones without pops of color throughout your space
-Making your television or entertainment console the focus of the room, rather than art”
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