Choosing Wall Art For The Home
Choosing Wall Art for each Room
One of the most frustrating and crucial parts of home decoration is picking out wall art. Choosing a piece of art that reflects your personality, interests, tastes and getting it to fit in with the overall theme of your home is a monumental task. It only goes to figure that the hardest task of decorating your home is also the most important one. I’ve put together a few simple tricks and ideas that mights make the chore of picking out wall art a little easier.
What Do You Envision using each room for?
Some very important points to consider when picking out wall art is, What will you be using the room or space for? Do you regularly have guests over? Will you be entertaining? Is this just a family space?
These are important question because you can use the answers to help with your choice of wall decor. For example, lets say you have friends over on a regular basis for wine and dinner, then maybe you could display some pictures of wine bottles with glasses and maybe some photos of destinations where wine is made like Italy and France in other rooms. These could be color or black and white prints. The purpose of the room can be a great contributor to choosing a style of art. It is also easier to break it down room by room instead of trying to look at the space as a whole.
I mentioned Photographs before because photographs can easily tell your story. Color photographs are good in that you can easily match the colors to the rest of the room. Black and white photos always look good and will work with just about any decor. They can look modern or vintage.
Photographs are not for everyone and there are many different styles of art to choose from. The best way to choose this is look at many different styles and find what style you are drawn to the most. Some of these styles are contemporary art, graphic art, metal art, oil paintings, period pieces, vintage prints (ads and pictures), modern art, historical pieces, watercolors, etc.. etc… Going through the many examples of art styles is a large task but you will quickly decide upon the styles you are drawn to and the ones you are not.
Placement and Displaying your New Art
After you have decided upon a style of art that best fits you and your space, you will need to decide upon placement and display style.
If you have large open wall space, you will want find some large pieces. For example, a large painting or photograph. You could also display a 3 panel triptych photograph or painting or a collection of art to fill a large wall space.
For medium and small spaces you will want to pick wall art that won’t overwhelm the room or space. Small space, smaller art. Medium space, medium to small pieces of art.
Another thing to consider is frame size and color. Make sure that the frames are not overpowering the wall and that the colors are in keeping with the rest of the room. Wall art can make or break a room and frames can make or break a piece of wall art.
Another point to consider is that you will be looking at this wall art every day, so pick pieces that you really like! This may be the most important point to keep in mind, it’s your space, so pick wall art you love.
It would be a terrible mistake to just pick wall art that matches your decor but that you personally don’t care for. Displaying wall art in your home is meant to tell a story about you and what you like. It should add quality and enjoyment to your life.
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