Without artwork, our spaces have never been truly complete, be it home or workplace. With wall art, we can breathe some life to an otherwise dull space, giving it a completely exquisite look. A carefully chosen collection of wall art will make your space like it is truly ours. But we don’t have to be interior design experts to choose the right wall art for our spaces.
There are many factors to consider in choosing our wall art.
Size of wall art
We must be specific when it comes to wall art size. I know many of us prefer starting with big pieces and scale down depending on the size of the space we are decorating. We can either choose from oversized, large, medium, or small sizes. While small sized wall art pieces look great when they are displayed in groups or pairs, oversized pieces may not require to be in groups. I have been to many offices where there is a single giant wall art piece, and it always looks great.
Some of us tend to build our homes around a particular theme. This is something we may want to factor into choosing wall art. My home, for instance, is built around a beach theme, and that is why you will find sea life wall art ruling supreme in most spaces, right from the living room to the bedroom and elsewhere. I must say that decorating a home that already has a theme is no difficult task at all. All we need to do is visit the art store, scan through the pieces, and choose those ones that suit the theme in question.
Those of us who know a thing about décor are split on this one. There is a group which claims that wall art should match with the color palettes of our space, and there are those people who believe that it doesn’t have to be that way. I belong to the former group. Certainly, there are benefits of using wall art that matches our color palettes. For instance, using wall art pieces whose background colors match the color of our walls will definitely make our homes look great. I’m also reliably informed that a combination of neutral white and black colors is never a miss.
Piece of inspiration
Just like color palettes can affect our choice of wall art, a piece of inspiration can have the same influence. These pieces can be anything such as a doormat or a table you like. With a piece of inspiration in mind, we can apply quite a number of tips. First, we can rarely go wrong with our instincts. If I love this or that, then that is what I will have in my room. We should also not use too many colors in our space. Narrowing our choices down to utmost four colors can be a good idea. Last but not least, the wall art we select should be in line with the color palettes of our space. This way, we can have a combination of solids, geometrics, or even patterns.
There are many wall art styles to choose from, including Bohemian, bold, bright, and antique styles. The choice of wall art style boils down to our tastes. In choosing our wall art style, we need to keep the following in mind:
- The style of our space, including the furniture and other articles
- The theme and color palettes of the space
- A combination of different materials will look great. This may include wood and metal
Type of space
Different types of space may need different types of wall art. For instance, a great wall art piece in the living room may not be ideal in the bedroom. Wall art in the living room, for instance, should reflect our personal style and look presentable, while at the same time, making everyone feel at home as this is a communal space. Every piece must look excellent in its position, and the size and color must be right. Talking of the bedroom, this is a private room, which is not accessible to everyone. It is a place of retreat and relaxation, in addition to privacy. Thus, our choice of wall art should communicate such. Other spaces to consider include the kitchen and the dining room. If you come to my dining room, the wall art there revolves around food. I did that purposefully with an intention of sparking appetite.