Whether prepping a new hang or looking to liven up an overlooked room, Instagram is an incredible resource when daydreaming about next steps for your interior spaces. More and more, Instagrammers are incorporating artwork into their snaps, using a print or painting as a vital way to add some style, soul or serenity to their homes.
So, to help with a little New Year sprucing, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite Instagram feeds of 2016 showcasing original hanging suggestions, unusual pairings and beautiful spaces designed to inspire – you’ll be grabbing the drill and screws in no time.
Yup, we’re in love. Forman Picture Framing are a Melbourne-based framers who share photographs of stunning interiors from around the world. With punchy, pretty prints in unusual frames, as well as chic furniture and beautiful botany, their account is a real aesthetic delight and one we could scroll through for hours. There’s a real focus on the synergy between art, fabric and furniture here, so it’s a great place to start if you’re planning a complete rethink of your space, but need some fresh ideas to get the ball rolling.
Resene Colour primarily sell paint, but their Instagram is crammed with clever tricks and unique ways to get the most out of beautiful colours in the home. Meticulously combining custom shades with furniture, artwork and home accessories, their feed’s full of hot pinks, shady greens and dusky oranges, emphasising the joys of complementing your artworks with an eye-popping or simplified wall colour.
If you have a particular shade in mind, simply scroll through their feed until you find it. They share lots of variations, advice and examples, so it’s a great way to work out if a new tone might harmonise with the rest of your home. They’re also fans of keeping artwork in unexpected locations – such as the floor! – so keep your eyes peeled for simple ways to shake up your salon hang. Just prepare for some serious colour envy.
Understated, chic and classic interiors populate this clever feed, run by freelance stylist and writer Katy Orme. Featuring her own home, as well as the various interiors she shoots, @aptapothecary is full of helpful little tips – such as adding touches of pink blush to a white room – to effortlessly give your interior a lift. White walls, splashes of greenery and charming artworks help to create a simultaneously modern yet vintage aesthetic, that we can’t help but fall head over heels for.
We love how Katy uses unusual hanging methods, like white shelving or coloured string, to add a touch of her own personality to her artwork. Alongside on-the-wall lighting and trailing ivy, it creates a very unique, uncomplicated look.
For anyone in need of some domestic detoxing or a home overhaul, Houzz UK is a gem of an instagram feed. Featuring interiors from all over the UK and Ireland, their account includes an impressive range of indoor spaces, from compact kitchens to airy bedrooms, with plenty of opportunities to see artwork up on the wall.
Each image links you to further details about the redesign project, so you can explore the looks that you like best. What’s more, the feed is packed with ideas about how, and where, to hang your art. Houzz also is great at featuring every section of the home – from above-bed art to forgotten pockets in kitchens, bathrooms and hallways – so there’s definitely no shortage of inspiration.
Liz Kamarul’s gorgeous home features a whole lot of plants, fabrics and pets! Perhaps most intriguing are the contrasting textures, tones and patterns she fills her space with. Rugs, curtains, throws and cushions add a wonderful sense of character to her space, whilst complementing her big, brooding artworks brilliantly. Spanning homes both old and new, her feed serves as an amazing example of how to incorporate artwork into a busy but beautiful space – along with her pack of dogs too!
Home Style Magazine’s mission is to provide ‘modern ways to make a life at home’, and with their expert-advice, frequent competitions and how-to videos on how to style your space, we guarantee their feed will help you with any home improvements you’re planning on. Featuring emerging designers, lust-worthy homes and stunning shoots from all over the world, if you’re looking for fresh, unusual ways to hang your work, this is the place to start.
Most importantly, they aren’t afraid to show bold, bright interior spaces with eye-catching canvases, humorous sculpture and stunning photography. Add a smattering of two-tone walls, sleek furniture and bouquets of glorious flowers, and we’ve got a feed that dreams are made of!