Choosing wall art for your home can be a fun and creative way to express your personal style and make your space more inviting. However, there are some considerations you should keep in mind when selecting and displaying wall art, such as the size, color, theme, and style of the art, as well as the room you are buying for.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right wall art for your home:
- Consider the room you are buying for. Different rooms may have different purposes and moods, and you should choose wall art that suits the function and atmosphere of the room. For example, in your bedroom, you may want to choose art that is calming and relaxing, such as landscapes or soft abstracts. In your living room, you may want to create a centerpiece display that captures imagination and commands attention, or your may like to create a gallery wall that showcases your artistic taste and vision, and that features a variety of subjects, mediums, sizes, and frames. In your kitchen, you may want to choose art that is fun and colorful, such as food-themed prints or vintage posters.
- Select wall art that speaks to you. It hardly needs saying but before anything else, you should buy art that you love, that evokes certain emotions in you, that speaks to you. Why buy art just because it matches your decor or because it’s trendy? Buy art that reflects your personality and preferences - art that gives you inspiration and that you enjoy looking at every day.
- Don’t be afraid to mix and match. While you may want to stick to a certain theme or style for your wall art, you don’t have to limit yourself to one type of art. You can mix and match different types of art, such as paintings, photographs, sculptures, tapestries, and more, to create a dynamic and eclectic look. You can also play with color, size, and scale, and experiment with different layouts and arrangements.
- Consider your colors. The color of your wall art can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your room. You can choose wall art that matches or complements the existing color scheme of your room, or that adds some contrast and interest to a neutral or monochrome space. You can also use wall art to establish a color palette for the room, and repeat the same or similar hues in other elements of the decor, such as furniture, pillows, rugs, or curtains.
- Don’t overdo it. While wall art can add a lot of personality and charm to your home, you don’t want to overwhelm your space with too many or too large pieces of art. You should leave some breathing room between your wall art and other objects, and avoid covering every inch of your wall with art. You should also consider the scale and proportion of your wall art in relation to the size and shape of your wall, and the furniture and accessories in the room.
- Think about commonly forgotten spaces. While you may focus on the main walls of your home, such as the ones above your sofa or bed, you shouldn’t neglect the smaller or less obvious spaces, such as the hallway, the staircase, the bathroom, or the entryway. These spaces can also benefit from some wall art, and can make your home more welcoming and interesting. You can choose wall art that fits the size and style of these spaces, and that creates a smooth transition from one room to another.