How To Style An Art Ledge With MintedJun 25, 2020
As you already know from this post, I love creating a space that feels personal and not too trendy. I want to be surrounded by items I’ve collected over time that mean something. Imperfect but intentional. Lots of white space with earthy elements. Symmetrical but lived in. I’m lounging around on vacation today, so I thought I would show you guys my current art ledge. I’m still adding and removing things and likely won’t ever really be finished, but it’s a fun project nonetheless! Plus, you guys are basically family at this point, so showing the process might be more interesting than the final result. I asked Minted.com for styling advice and they quickly texted me a rendering of my wall with some ideas (for free). Here is the original text: I like this rendering, but I know that my dog will knock off the filler pieces. My art ledge is thick, but sometimes Zoey slams into that wall for no reason – and with an active, explorative baby on the loose – I just don’t want the risk of anything falling off. I opted for large, focal pieces and two small personalized pieces instead. Some of the artwork came from talented artists at local boutiques. The photo of the Joshua Tree in the far right bottom corner came from a collaboration between Minted.com and Target. The far left bottom corner came from Minted.com. The mirrors came from Anthropologie.
Words From The Artist:
Other Pieces I’m loving:
- The Old Neighborhood – read more about it here
- The Balancing 2 – read more about it here
- Seated Figure – read more about it here
- Fern – read more about it here
Love the wall, but what about if I only have a ledge that is 4’ long? Do you suggest multiple small pieces? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Great q! I think it’s personal preference. I like larger vertical pieces mixed with smaller pieces to add a multidimensional feel. I also think adding large (maybe even skinny vertical pieces) would make your space appear bigger because it draws the eyes upward. As long as you surround yourself with pieces you love though, you can’t go wrong!