Wall art can be the icing on the cake in almost any home. It’s a great way to reflect your personality and make the space into something that’s truly yours. So it makes a lot of sense to really consider what you want your wall art to say about you. There are no hard and fast rules for picking a piece of wall art for your living space, so you have a ton of options available to you. If you’re struggling for inspiration then read on.
Choose Your Own Theme
How do you envisage your living room will look once you’re finished? What sort of emotional response do you want it to elicit? Would you like to create a tidy and planned gallery of similar pieces, or would you like to create an eclectic showcase that displays a variety of styles and works? Either approach can work with almost any style of art and décor. You can choose to create a gallery of antique paintings or a minimalist selection of clean and refined canvas wall art prints.
Where to Begin?
If you have a photograph, print or painting that you already love, then you’re off to a great start. If you don’t, find something that speaks to you on an emotional level, something that sums up how you’d like the rest of the room to feel, or even a piece that brings a smile to your face. Whatever you decide to choose, this one piece can act as the as the anchor point for your new collections, guiding your choices and acting as inspiration. You can coordinate and theme any new wall art to coexist with your existing wall art. Whether you’re looking to create a cohesive or eclectic display, a central theme and anchor points allow the collection to be cohesive and speak to your personal style.
If you’re not sure how to create a cohesive collection, simply choose a single element within your anchor piece and looks for wall art that carries on that theme, feel or colour. An alternative way of tieing pieces together is to use the same materials and style for the frames. For example, a selection of abstract wall art feels far more uniform when they are framed in the same stainless steel frame.
If you don’t like the idea of creating a collection of wall art, you can also make a significant impact on a room by picking one statement piece to display in a prominent location. There are lots of fantastic places to hang a large single piece of wall art, for example above the sofa or a wall which faces the entrance to a room. A large canvas wall art can effectively reflect your priorities in terms of style, colour and design. Consider leaving all other walls blank, which will allow for maximum impact of your wall art statement piece.
No Such Thing As Perfect
Most of the time, the very best interior designs carefully balance function and form in order to create a space that is both beautiful and practical. For example, if your living room is a bit on the dark side due to lack of natural light, you can cleverly use mirrors and sculptured lights to add brightness and décor to a room. If your room is on the smaller side, you might want to focus your efforts small impactful pieces of wall art that scale well in limited space. No matter what size of room your decorating, staying practical and ensuring the wall art fits is necessary.
Go With Your Gut
At the end of the day, it’s your happiness that’s most important. So, however you go about selecting wall art for your living spaces, focus on pieces that bring you joy and touch your emotions. If you adore the simplicity of a black and white photograph, use that to as your starting point to find a stunning collection of wall art for your walls. If you’re aiming to create a fun and energetic environment that you can use for gatherings of friends or dinner parties, you’ll want to consider colourful canvas wall art prints that can inject a sense of humour into a room. It’s ultimately about what you want – follow your heart and you can’t go wrong.