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Mood boards

Looking for some ideas? Take a peek at my video mood boards. Sometimes it’s hard to visualise how prints will look when mounted and framed on your wall. So a mood board can help to spark some inspiration.

A striking artwork in a frame on your wall is not just decoration. Framed pictures are like windows. They are aesthetic focal points, to both look at and look through. They will be admired by visitors and may inspire conversations. They will enhance the positive energy within your home or workspace. They will last a lifetime and eventually become old friends.

Once you have identified an unsightly gap in your wall space, you have many choices available, which can quickly lead to indecision and procrastination. So spend a moment thinking about binary options. Vibrant colors or muted monochromes? A single big, bold statement or a group of smaller artworks? A gallery wall of symmetrically arranged minimal frames or a more informal selection of varied art, perhaps in different media and sizes? The bottom line is that whatever you do will be pleasing, and you will never regret the decision to invest in something beautiful for your everyday space. Over time, your art will become a valued part of the fabric of your environment, and promote a reassuring sense of continuity.

Your very first purchase will make you a collector. Each limited edition print is made on gallery-quality matt or light gloss art paper for unrivalled depth of color and detail. It will arrive within days in robust recyclable packaging with a unique signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

The art of creative curation

Four keywords to consider are color, contrast, combination and cohesion.

Color will attract the eye, vibrate with energy and give your space focal points. Try placing vibrant colors against more muted background palettes to enhance contrast and make them pop. Sometimes a dark image will look more subtle on a dark background , or vice versa. Monochromatic images will look great when paired together to create a serene sense of balance and calm. Or maybe try a bold analogous color scheme in your space. This idea combines colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. For instance pair red with orange or yellow with green or blue with violet. Sometimes three different shades work well.

I tend to combine like with like to create cohesion. So a group of artworks might follow a similar theme in terms of palette, composition or subject matter. Images created as a series will always work well when hung together.

Although really there are no rules. Or at least if there are, they are there to be broken. The point of buying original limited edition art is that it becomes a creative outlet for your own self-expression. You are making your own decisions. Your art belongs to you. You become one of a small number of people in the world who own it, and how you choose to display it is entirely up to you!

Framed Botanical Opticals on a wall. Abstract floral fine art photography by Tim Platt
Framed prints of parrots on a wall. Animal portrait fine art photography by Tim Platt