When Less is More: Prints to Style Minimalist Interiors
To go minimalist with an interior space means clean lines, simplicity, bare essentials for accent decor, and possibly a monochromatic color palette. When incorporating Wall Displays or Tabletop Prints, your images are sure to tie the room together, or stand out in the spotlight. Let's talk about techniques in blending your displays into a minimalist space, and the four print types that will fit right in.
Slim and Sleek Panoramic Sizes
A unique way to display your wall prints in with a minimalist touch is to go with panoramic sizes. Taking up less space than a typical standard size one might be used to seeing, slimmer pano sizes can match the modern style of minimalism. They can also draw attention into the scene of the photo, while adding drama to an expansive view.
MetalPrints are the perfect print choice when it comes to modern, minimalist style and panoramic sizes. They're available in custom sizes up to 48x96", so you can cater the final size to any unique space. Their lightweight, thin aluminum, floating display also lends well to the interior design choices, focusing on your image with no extra frills.
Tip: Choose Satin or Mid-Gloss surface for a more matte look with softer tones.
Borders to Complement Textures
In minimalist spaces, the textures of the wall, furniture and accents stand out in how they play off each other. Large print borders reveal the texture of the surface while creating a natural frame around your image. We recommend Wood Prints, since they're available with 8 border options up to 4" wide, and can "naturally" work their way into the overall decor. Wood Prints are simple in design themselves - made of birch wood with a maple veneer, and printed directly onto with UV-cured inks for a long-lasting, archival display.
Tip: Opt for Natural surface if you're looking for your image to blend in even more.
Mats to Add Clean Negative Space
Framed Prints allow for an array of Mat choices to work with while styling your interior. Similar to the borders mentioned above, mats pull the viewer into your smaller-sized image, while creating negative space that complements the color palette and wall space around the print display. Neutral, light and airy colors always seem to be a good go-to for minimalist spaces, and we have 13 mat colors to choose from.
Tip: Our favorite mat colors with minimalism in mind are White, Off-White, Polar-White, Tumbleweed Brown, and Bayberry Green.
Eco and Understated Gallery Boards
Because minimalism pares down one's belongings to just the essentials, this provides the opportunity to focus on what really matters while reducing our carbon footprint. For the perfect display when it comes to simplicity and eco-friendly construction, look no further than Gallery Boards. Your images are displayed on 4-ply mat board made from 100% recycled material, and 100% recyclable. They're available with 6 border widths up to 1.5" to echo the above techniques, and come with velcro dots for the wall or a Bamboo Display stand for any flat surface.
Tip: Order multiple Gallery Boards with a Bamboo Display stand. You'll be able to stick them to the wall, and/or switch them out on the tabletop!
Laura Murray, Neil Simmons, Danny Dong, Amy Dawnelle