Creating Unique Wall Décor With Split-Panel Prints
Triptych art prints are a really accessible way to turn photographs & images into unique wall décor.
There's also many art & print stores offering multi-panel prints on a variety of mediums with a range of subject matter.
Although any number of panels can be created, an image split into 3 is called a triptych.
Triptychs are a wonderful choice for unique wall décor.
Good things come in three's & art prints are no different.
So why do 3 panels work so well?
Our brains are wired for pattern recognition & 3 is the smallest number of elements needed to create a pattern.
Many art forms use this principle, such as landscape gardeners & interior designers.
Here's 7 ways that you can incorporate triptych art into your home décor.
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1. Create A Focal Point
There’s no doubt that a triptych art piece catches your eye & are perfect for creating visual impact.
There's many options as to how & where they can be displayed, as well as the subject matter chosen.
They can be a stunning centrepiece for any space.
Triptychs are ideal for creating a focal point in a room.
They're a simple way of creating a feature wall, or defining areas in more open plan spaces.
2. Reach New Heights
Because triptych prints can be hung at different heights, they can be used to great effect in awkward spaces.
They produce an interesting perspective on any stairwell & even under the stairs.
The article below explores more creative ways to display these 3 panel prints.
Why You Need To Try Triptych Prints On Your Staircase Walls
3. Staggering Wall Art
The 3 panels don't always have to be the same size.
This allows for creative leeway, as you're able to arrange & stagger the panels in any creative fashion you like whilst keeping the overall image.
You aren’t confined by symmetry.
4. Bring Empty Walls To Life
You can fill a large space on a wall whilst keeping cohesion.
Sometimes you have a blank wall space to fill, but you don’t want a cluttered look of different art pieces.
Three panels spread across the wall looks clean & coherent.
5. Tell A Story
You can tell a story.
Through multiple images you're able to create a narrative.
A wedding is a good example.
There can be three separate photographs depicting three different aspects of the wedding day.
When these images are processed the same, as in the colour & other visual aspects are kept consistent, they’ll have the same feel.
When grouped together they'll add narrative & depth that a single image couldn't portray.
6. Showing A Different Side
Triptych art allows you to show various perspectives of the same subject.
You could have the same landscape shown from three different viewpoints, alternatively it could be exactly the same scene taken under different weather conditions.
Triptychs are wonderful for portraits as they can capture different emotions & facial expressions.
Great for pet photography too!
7. Add A Splash Of Colour
Like any art, triptychs can be used to great effect for injecting a splash of colour into a space.
Ideal for accentuating & complimenting other colours incorporated in the room décor.
You can also have 3 images of the same subject, but in different colours.
Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup images are a good example.
You can incorporate the use of different colour whilst maintaining a consistent theme.
Do You Have A Fireplace?
Triptychs Above The Fireplace - A Perfect Match
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I must admit, I've never created triptych prints from my own photographs, but writing this article has got me thinking.
Triptychs are very versatile too, as they can be used to create modern & contemporary art as well fun pieces, such as family snapshots.
Not every image is a candidate for split-panel prints, so to learn which photos to use I suggest reading: