Artfully Paired: How to Create Wallpaper & Art Combinations That Work
When it comes to the question of hanging wallpaper and art on your walls, the answer is most certainly not either or. With a little consideration of color, scale, and motif, you can create beautiful wallpaper and art pairings that complement, rather than compete with, each other.
To inspire your own wallpaper and art combinations, H&W co-founders Aimee Lagos and Christiana Coop, along with Juniper Print Shop founder Jenny Komenda have each created three perfect pairings—all finished off with gorgeous frames by our friends at Framebridge.
A soft, watercolor floral print pairs beautifully with the delicate stippling design of this wallpaper. The blues found in both are further enhanced by the indigo frame.
SHOP THE LOOK: ANDANZA (NAVY) + RANUNCULUS + INDIGO WALNUT GALLERY
This neutral mountain landscape finds a perfect backdrop with a nature-inspired paper in a similar color palette. The rustic vibe is completed with a wood grain frame.
SHOP THE LOOK: QUILL (SLATE) + CANYON + WALNUT (WIDE)
A moment in time is captured in this fun-filled photograph, which gets a double dose of playfulness with a wallpaper of swooping birds and swirling clouds. A simple, dark frame provides simple contrast that doesn't compete with the other elements.
SHOP THE LOOK: DAYDREAM (GOLD) + SPLASH I + BLACK WALNUT (GALLERY)
Both color and motif play a role in this artful combination, where a foliage-inspired wallpaper stunningly pairs with a sweet, modern floral. A classic black frame lends a touch of elegant sophistication.
SHOP THE LOOK: FOREST FLOOR (EBONY) + GATHER + RIALTO
A coral motif wallpaper finds a perfect match with stunning ocean photography, where blue ripples are mirrored by flecks of a similar hue in the wallpaper. The light frame adds a bit of airiness and resembles driftwood to complement the ocean theme.
SHOP THE LOOK: ATOLL (CORAL) + WATER I + EVERETT
This abstract art feels right at home against a starry sky, where a similar deep blue creates a visual tie between these two unique elements. The minimal white frame pops against both, offering both distinction and unity.
SHOP THE LOOK: STARDUST (MIDNIGHT) + PERSIMMON + IRVINE WHITE
The frolicking creatures and flourishing fauna of this neutral-colored wallpaper provide a soft, yet striking backdrop for this moody mountain landscape. A warm wood frame completes this outdoors-inspired scene.
SHOP THE LOOK: OTOMI (TAUPE) + MESA + SONOMA
This flitting bird taking flight feels right at home among the blossoms of this modern geometric floral. A clean, light wood frame completes this thoroughly modern, yet utterly charming combination.
SHOP THE LOOK: BLOOM (EBONY) + FLIGHT + ASH MINI
Slithering serpents find the perfect hiding spot among the meadow flowers of this delicate artwork. A striking antiqued gold frame unifies in color while providing a rich contrast to the untamed subject matter.
SHOP THE LOOK: SERPENTINE (BUTTERSCOTCH) + MEADOW FLOWERS II + RICHMOND