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Now Trending: African Mud Cloth Wall Art

Every few years or so a major wall art trend emerges, and suddenly we find ourselves hanging dozens of typography-inspired prints, or ink-blot art, or marquee signs around New York. Recently, we’re seen an explosion in art made from African Mud cloth, and we’re calling it the next big wall art trend.

Tribal-inspired style has been a big trend for a while now, so it was only a matter of time before these beautiful ethnic textiles, also known as Bògòlanfini caught on like wildfire. The fabrics are traditionally made in Mali, Africa with inks from dyed mud, hence their name. They’ve been used widely in homes and fashion around the world, but are having a major moment in decor right now.  If you’re an interiors enthusiast, you’ve probably seen mud-cloth throw pillows, and textiles inspired by the prints, but we love the turn toward using the cloth as wall art. The majority of the pieces we’ve seen are simply framed and mounted on the wall. 

Here are a few photos of the style we love:

african mud cloth wall art

Image via Sway Studio, San Fransisco

African Mud Cloth Wall Art

Image via Pinterest (original source unknown, let us know if you know where this photo came from!)

mud cloth wall art

Image via ISuwanee

mud cloth wall art

Image via loomology

Image via Sway Studio, San Fransisco

Image via Sway Studio, San Fransisco

What do you think of this trend? 

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Wall Art Trends: What’s In and What’s Out for 2016

If revamping your home is on your list of new year’s resolutions, one of the best and easiest places to start is by sprucing up your walls. Wall art is among the most personal and versatile elements of home decor, and an area where you can truly have fun and express your style. This year is shaping up to be an especially fun one when it comes to wall decor trends, too–it’s been years (maybe decades even), since so many diverse, mixed-media styles were considered this chic. Before you start your wall art shopping, check out this list of what’s in and what’s out when it comes to wall art this year.

What’s Out:

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Marquee letters. After years of these industrial-style letters being a must-have for gallery walls, nurseries, and loft spaces, it’s time to dim the lights on the marquee trend.

Framed quotes. Like marquee letters, this overdone typography-inspired trend is waning for 2016.

Preppy geometrics. Preppy geometric pints like quatrefoil, chevron, and trellises, which have been at the forefront of trends in everything from textiles, to ceramic tiles to wall art for the past five years are on their way out in 2015. If you have walls currently sporting one of these motifs, it’s time to swap out your art.

What’s In:


Macrame wall hangings. Chalk it up to the popularity of the maker movement, but the 70s-style woven wall art is back. When it comes to this style, we think the bigger the better: use macrame wall art like you would a tapestry, using it to anchor furniture or occupy a large blank space.

Silhouette prints. One look at your favorite design blog will tell you that old-fashioned silhouette style prints are shaping up to be the year’s biggest wall art trend. It’s also an easy and inexpensive trend to incorporate: look for vintage silhouettes at thrift or antique stores, download and print images from sellers on Etsy, or trace and cut out your own from black paper.

Abstract geometrics. Abstract geometric prints are picking up where preppy ones left off. Sure, you can splurge on a piece that’s a few thousand dollars, but our favorite part about this trend is how easy it is to DIY.




The Biggest Wall Art Trends for 2016

True, it’s only September and the new year is still a ways away, but fashion week in New York has reminded us that the design worlds are always looking a few seasons ahead. Plus, with our constant immersion in wall art and decor through our client projects, we’ve already spotted some key wall art trends that are set to blow up next year. So we’ve decided to put together our list of predictions for what everyone will be hanging on their walls in 2016. 

1. Macrame. Like they say, everything old is new again, and this ’70s throwback is experiencing a resurgence. Its especially popular in bohemian and eclectic spaces, and brings an organic, warm touch to modern ones. 

Image via WSJ.com

Image via WSJ.com

macrame wall art - trends for 2016 via houzz

Image via Houzz

2. The layered look. For 2016, more will be more when it comes to wall art. Which means there’s no such thing as a wall that’s too busy — think bold wallpaper under a gallery wall, or a mirror hung over a mirrored wall. The bigger the statement, the better. 

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest


wall art trends - mirror on mirrored wall

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3. Bookshelves. Perhaps an evolution of the gallery wall, display shelving and bookcases are becoming an increasingly popular way to showcase art work, sculpture, and of course, beautiful book collections. One of the best parts about the shelving trend is that is allows for so many different configurations, both for the shelves and what’s on them. From a few floating shelves to an entire wall of built ins, and a display that can be ever-evolving, the look is completely customizable to any space and collection. 

bookshleves as decor

Image via Decoist


Image via Saatchi Art

Image via Saatchi Art

4. Simple geometric prints. The hottest trend in art right now? Pieces that look like your kid could have made them. Everyone from upscale designers and design houses, to mass-market retailers are all about art that’s made up of a few squares, a couple of dots, or a series of lines. The simplicity is beautiful, and perfect for pairing with other, more ornate pieces in a gallery wall to achieve balance.

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Dwell Studio’s “Black Stones” prints

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West Elm’s “Yellow Circles”

What do you think of these trends? Which is your favorite?