We’ve all been there, you’re looking for art and then you find two pieces you love equally but, hold on a sec; do they clash?
There’s nothing more pleasing to the eye than two or more artworks side by side in harmony. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy but you also don’t want them to overwhelm your space and be too distracting. We love styling a few pieces together and have put together a few important notes for you to keep in mind when you want to pair art.
1- Pair a minimalistic artwork next to a “busy” artwork. There’s no better way to offset an intricate artwork than placing a simple line drawing next to it. Line drawings attract the eye with their simple serenity while leading you to a much more detailed piece, it’s all an experience!
2- Pair two or more photographs from the same series side by side, there you go- instant gallery! We love the repetition that can occur with photography, keeping the same mood/color balance but having the space in between to look at each work individually, and then take a step back to observe them collectively.
3- Pair a horizontal (landscape) artwork with a vertical (portrait) artwork. When done well, you can create a very cool visual effect with this unusual pairing. Playing with balance you could have a much more “grounded” artwork in the horizontal orientation then an airy minimal photo (perhaps showing some sky) in a vertical format.