Today we decided to share with you our top tips on how to select artwork based on the available wall space, home decor, and more. Art is a place for expression through color, content, and texture. Pick a piece that provokes a mood or emotion that you like – because, in the end, you should always buy what you like. All works featured in this email are new arrivals and looking for forever homes.
MAKE A STATEMENT
You don't need it to tie into the color scheme or decor of your home. This piece is perfect for a living room because you can get close to it and appreciate the fine detail. A lot of joy comes from being able to appreciate the subtle details of a piece like this when you come home every day – so be sure to pick a piece that you can't get enough of.
ART AS A FOCAL POINT OF YOUR WALL
When choosing wall art as a focal point of the wall, make sure it does not get lost in your space. Consider filling up at least 50% of the wall, be it with a single statement piece or with several works/interior decor elements.
Large statement artworks are seeing an increase in popularity: a large work lets you anchor a room, grounding the space and centering visual interest on a single focal point. Many people think that a small amount of wall space calls for small-scale art. In fact, the opposite is true – large artwork in a small room can actually make the room seem bigger.
FOR THE BEDROOM
The bedroom is a retreat, a place for relaxation and the artwork should reflect that. The best walls for art in the bedroom are directly over the bed or on the wall opposite the bed. Large scale pieces are best and should be hung at eye level. Look for abstract pieces with soothing colors or tones.
FOR THE LIVING ROOM
The most fun room to decorate with art, and most times, the most intimidating is the living room. Most of us feel a lot of pressure here since this is the room most of your guests will see and spend time in. Choosing the right piece is elemental in provoking conversation and setting the feel or vibe of the space. You can opt for one large-scale piece or a large gallery wall.
Ideally, you should hang art 4-6 inches above the designated piece of furniture so that it doesn't look cramped. Art should be approximately ⅔ width of the furniture. This is a dramatic ratio that still won't overwhelm a room – if you go bigger, it'll feel lopsided and weird.