Updated: Mar 27, 2021
If your walls are feeling alone, then beautiful wall art, such as canvas or framed prints is the perfect way to pull your space together. It also adds that extra beauty and character that your home decor might lack. However, unless you’re an interior designer, choosing wall art for your space may not come naturally to you and can seem a little intimidating at first. This list of tips and simple guidelines on how to choose wall art for your home will help you feel confident that you’ve picked the perfect masterpiece.
Allow Your Persona To Sparkle
You deserve a home that feels true to you, which is why it’s important to choose wall art that embodies your one-of-a-kind personality. Add your own twist to your space by adding a custom made piece by a modern artist or creating meaningful canvas prints of your loving memories or your coolest travel pictures. You can also mix and matching frames and canvas prints or put a panoramic print. Adding your favourite colour or selecting your hobby could be a great choice too. Taking a look around could be beneficial , because you can find ideas and perhaps the matching artist too, who can put your dreams on canvas.
Match The Room Style
If you want your wall art to belong, a simple way to choose your wall art is by matching it with the style and feel of the room. If you have modern decor, then perhaps a pop art or abstract art, a family shot, or a bold piece will suit the space enjoyably. Certainly you are having the freedom too to go for a unique piece of wall art , you've been thinking for so long. Should your home be more of a rustic style, lean towards warmer, earthy tones with some beautiful landscape shots or your favourite travel photos.
Choose A Concept
Another great and fun way to choose wall art is by selecting a theme for your room. Do you desire a bright, fashion or movie icon theme? Then a classic Marilyn Monroe or Coco Chanel canvas print would be a great idea. Or, do you prefer a more simplistic and elegant theme? Then a black and white wedding photo in a framed print may be your best bet. Also a classic lady or stylish gentleman portrait could be a front-runner.
You can try matching your wall art to fit the seasons. For example, you can swap out a beach family canvas for a cozy landscape photo of the autumn leaves during fall. Seasonal wall art is a simple way to ensure that your decor matches the seasonal vibes and mood.
The Proper Colour
As a general colour rule, you usually want to choose an art piece that will match your room without detracting from any of the design elements that are in it. Yet, this doesn’t mean you can’t choose bold pieces or challenge the status quo, but it’s best to first understand how you want to incorporate colour into your home. Here are different ways to play with wall art colour:
Go simple and cohesive by sticking to a single colour scheme with wall art that matches the colour palette of the room.
Reference the colour wheel to select complementary shades to have opposite pops of colour.
Use the same colour scheme but in different shades. For example: a light green and white canvas print looks beautiful on a dark green wall.
Keep the colours of your wall art equal in proportion to their presence in the room. For instance, if the space is beige and navy with yellow throw pillows, select wall art that is beige and navy with a touch of yellow.
When in doubt, go colourless with black and white photos.
Which Size Would Be Good?
While your canvas may be breathtaking, if the size isn’t right for your space, something will feel off. Too small and it’ll feel like something’s missing, too large and it’ll feel too crowded. So, you’ll want to keep these important sizing tips in mind before selecting your wall art:
Your wall art should take up between 50%-75% of the available wall space, whether that be of an empty hallway wall or a blank wall above furniture, such as your couch, bed or fireplace. Chances are, that it will be a large space to fill, so when it doubt, go big.
If you don’t want to select just one big piece, a great and stunning alternative is to group a few smaller pieces together to create it like a gallery wall..
Give your wall art some room to breathe by hanging it between 6 to 12 inches above the top of the furniture.