The Art of Quiet Luxury

    How to Add a Touch of Understated Elegance to Your Home with Art Prints

    Set of two scandi wall art prints above a bed in a simple and beachy interior

    Quiet luxury is a trend that is gaining popularity in the world of interior design and has been a dominant trend in fashion for a while now.

    A refined, sophisticated, elegant, and understated aesthetic characterises it. One of the best ways to achieve a quiet luxury look is to incorporate art prints into your home décor from the get-go. 

    Combining art prints with your furniture choices and interior styling can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. It can also help create a sense of calm and serenity, a much sought-after cornerstone in the quiet luxury look.

    In this blog post, we will discuss the art of quiet luxury and how you can use art prints, and general styling, to create a refined and sophisticated home décor. We will cover everything from choosing the right art prints to styling them in your home. So whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, read on for some helpful tips!

    Seaweed Art print in a quiet luxury interior

    An example of a simple Seaweed Painting in a calm and paired back living space.

    What is Quiet Luxury?

    Quiet luxury is a style that is all about quality over quantity, and it is often achieved through the use of timeless materials, classic furnishings, and subtle details, it’s a refined, sophisticated, elegant, and understated look.

    Neutral colours are the most prominent colours in quiet luxury. They are often used to create a sense of calm and warmth in a space. Some popular neutral colours for quiet luxury include; Beige, Gray, Taupe, Sand, Ivory, Bone, Mushroom, and Khaki. It’s quite Scandi, really or Kelly Hoppen-esque.

    These colours are often paired with natural materials like wood, stone, and leather. They are timeless and elegant and add a lovely tactile warmth to a room. For example, a white sofa with a cream rug and a grey blanket can create a luxurious and inviting space when added to a room with a sofa and abstract piece of art.

    If you are looking for a way to create a quiet luxury look in your home, start by using neutral colours as your foundation. You can then add pops of colour with accessories, such as pillows, throws, or artwork. With wall art, just make sure that it tonally works and that the artwork doesn’t jar with the rest of the interior.

    The Benefits of Quiet Luxury

    There are loads of benefits to embracing quiet luxury in your home interior. For one, it can create a sense of calm and serenity in your space. Who wouldn’t love to settle down in a chilled spa-like space at the end of a long day?

    It can also make your home feel more high-end and elegant without being over the top. Additionally, quiet luxury is a timeless style that will never go out of fashion. The minimalist look and paired back colour pallet always stay in fashion and therefore you wont need to change your interior with fashions.

    blue abstract art print in minimalis living room

    An abstract print can add a understated design element to any space.

    When it comes to adding a touch of quiet luxury to your home with art prints, there are various approaches you can take to enhance the overall ambience. Let's explore some specific ways to achieve this:

    1. Scandinavian-inspired Prints: For more modern houses or spaces, consider incorporating Scandi inspired art prints. Embrace the minimalist and clean design aesthetic with abstract prints featuring simple geometric shapes and muted colour palettes. These prints can bring a sense of tranquillity and balance to your space. We particularly love our balancing stones prints in the living room.

    large scandi print above a leather sofa

    A Scandi Inspired Print is minimal and sculptural.

    2. Abstract Prints for Modern Homes: 

    Abstract art prints can be a fantastic choice for creating a contemporary and luxurious atmosphere. Their expressive forms and confident colour schemes can add depth and visual interest to your walls, making a statement in a modern interior. Two of our indigo knot prints together are stunning in a modern space.


    abstract knot print above a bed

    The indigo on our abstract knot print adds a statement to a bedroom but works in harmony with the textures and materials of quiet luxury.

    3. Vintage Prints for Older Houses: 

    If you have an older house with vintage charm, consider using subtle vintage art prints to enhance the quiet luxury feel. Prints of vintage flowers or botanical illustrations can bring a touch of nostalgia and elegance to your space, complementing the existing character of the house while having a beautifully subtle quality to them.

    a delicate floral art print in a minimalist living room

    4. Consider a Mix: 

    To achieve a layered and eclectic look, consider mixing different art print styles. Combining Scandinavian-inspired prints with abstract pieces or vintage prints can create a unique blend of contemporary and timeless aesthetics, adding depth and sophistication to your interior.

    Coastal art prints above a bed

    Here are some tips from the guys in the studio, when trying to create a quiet, luxury look in your home:

    • Please don't overdo it. Quiet luxury is all about quality over quantity, so don't cram too much into your space.

    • Use a little colour. Quiet luxury is often achieved through neutral colours, so stay moderate with the colour palette. By all means, use a contrast colour but don’t use multiple accent colours in the same space!

    • Remember the details. The little things can make a big difference, so remember to add subtle details to your space.

    • Feel free to mix and match. Mix and match different furniture and art pieces to create a unique look.

    • Don't be afraid to experiment. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to quiet luxury, so don't be afraid to experiment and find a look that you love.

    Final Thoughts

    When choosing art prints, pay attention to the colour palette and style that best complements your space. Opt for colours that harmonise with the existing décor and evoke a sense of calm and serenity. For example, indigo seaweed watercolour paintings or knot art prints can create a serene and luxurious atmosphere in a bedroom. In contrast, vibrant and abstract prints can make a statement in a living room or dining area.

    In terms of styling, you can create a focal point by hanging a bold and eye-catching art print above a fireplace or sofa. We also love two large prints above a bed or sofa. Alternatively, create a gallery wall, in a reading nook, with a curated collection of art prints that reflect your personal taste and style.

    Remember that quiet luxury is all about quality over quantity, so avoid overcrowding your space with too many prints or ornaments. Instead, choose a few carefully selected pieces that resonate with your vision of quiet elegance.

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