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How to Choose the Best Wall Art for Your Home

Whether you are moving into a new house or renovating the present one we all spend a good amount of time planning how to decorate our home to make it look very attractive. You will possibly think about different furniture, rugs, curtains, and vases that will make your space look amazing. But do you know something as simple as wall art can also make a huge difference?

The best thing is that you have many choices and you are sure to find something (actually many things) that will perfectly suit your decorative needs for your home, one of those being Wall Art. While choosing wall art for the home there are various factors you need to consider to make sure that your decision is satisfactory. If you are wondering what these factors are, then continue reading and learn more.

How to Choose the Best Wall Art for Your Home

Whether you are moving into a new house or renovating the present one we all spend a good amount of time planning how to decorate our home to make it look very attractive. You will possibly think about different furniture, rugs, curtains, and vases that will make your space look amazing. But do you know something as simple as wall art can also make a huge difference?

The best thing is that you have many choices and you are sure to find something (actually many things) that will perfectly suit your decorative needs for your home, one of those being Wall Art. While choosing wall art for the home there are various factors you need to consider to make sure that your decision is satisfactory. If you are wondering what these factors are, then continue reading and learn more.

Consider the Size

While selecting artistic work for walls be sure to always consider the size. if you don’t consider the size then things can get really difficult. Many people start by getting bigger pieces, hang them in the desired areas, and then opt for smaller ones because the art is simply too large and takes up a lot of space.

These art pieces can be categorized under different groups keeping the size in mind and if you are aware of these, making your selection will become easier.

  • Oversized – These will be at least 100cm in length or more. Before you invest in any such pieces first measure the space where you plan to hang them to make sure there is enough space to accommodate them.

  • Huge/large – Such frames are about 80-100cm in length. You can use them as a centerpiece. Also, you may place a small or mini piece on either side to create a unique look.

  • Medium – The art pieces falling under this category measures 60-70cm in length. Though in certain places you can use them alone, it will also look good if you place a few medium ones next to one another in harmony to create a theme or scene along the vacant wall.

  • Small and Mini – Small hangings are 45 -59cm in length and you can place them above some furniture, on short walls, and above shelving.

  • Mini - 25-44cm long and they are generally sold as collections.


Give Importance to Style

Every home is reflective of the taste of those who reside in it. This is why it is important to give it a personal touch and give preference to your style while selecting painting pieces for your wall. If you are confused about how and where to start then the below-given points will prove useful.

  • Select artistic hangings that go well with the style of each room. Do consider the furniture that you have already placed so that wall art emphasizes or enhances the beauty of the furniture.

  • Opt for at least one oversized piece that becomes the main attraction for that area.

  • For another room, you can invest in a trio or a set or multiple mini or small pieces.

  • Select frames that reflect your style be it mismatched or a matching one.

Opt by Color

Artworks allow you to add any color to your room. However, it will be wise to follow one of the two approaches mentioned below to make sure the result looks tasteful and speaks to your personality.

First, select art for your room that has shades that are present in the room already. It will be best to stick to a consistent scheme as that looks sophisticated and cohesive. Some basics that you may follow, include:

  • The background shade of the most important artwork you select for a room must match the color of the walls.

  • Use the color wheel when deciding on complementary shades.

  • The shade you select must be the same but you can experiment as far as the shades are concerned.

  • If you are hesitant to experiment, opt for whites and blacks as they match every color.

  • Neon and bright shades do not always look good on neutral bases so be careful.

Secondly, you can select artwork that brings bolder shades but of that same color scheme. Your wall shade will serve as a base for you to display your style.

  • You can play with color and texture in wall art, accessories, and furniture. Select those that are made from different materials like metal and wood. When you add the shades of your artwork to the accessories present in your room it only helps emphasize the boldness of the wall hangings.

  • To emphasize the art pieces you love the most you can use photo frames that need not necessarily be in normal shades like gold, silver, white, and black.

  • Tie together a room with style or linework instead of color. You can opt for pieces from a particular artist that may be different in shades but has the same style.

Select by Theme

Did you have a certain theme in mind while building/buying your home? Even if not, you can start now.

For instance, if you want to give your home a beachy feel then go for bright or light walls with sea life-based artwork. If your home has a theme then it will be easier to decorate it faster. Wherever you go shopping for artwork for your walls you can just browse that section that displays pieces that matches your theme. It looks well-thought, is fun, and easy.

Design Based On a Piece of Inspiration

Just like designing based on themes, an inspirational item too can help you select the right artwork. Inspiration can be anything – a sofa, a piece of art, or even a trinket that is precious to you. Once you have found your inspiration you can follow these tips.

  • Your inspiration should help you decide your color scheme. Use a maximum of 3-4 colors.

  • Opt for wall paintings that match the color scheme you have decided to use. You can select patterns, solids, geometrics, or anything else, based on this.

  • Follow your instincts for the best results. A beautiful room does not necessarily need to have everything matching. It should be more about what you love.


These simple tips will help you select the perfect wall art for each of your rooms in your home. Do not pick the first piece that you like but spend time going through at least a few and then decide on one. Remember, the artwork alone can completely change the appearance of any area and thus it deserves enough attention and time. 

Once you have completed selecting and hanging the artwork it is time to step back and admire the beauty of your home.

 

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