Home is where the heart is, but, that doesn’t always mean that we put enough effort into making our house feel like home. This is especially true if you’ve just moved into a new space and have yet to find anything that will help to tie all of your décor together. While it’s completely possible to live in a home or apartment without bare walls, artwork can help to liven up any space and to tie in each element in the room. But, finding the right artwork for your home can be a daunting task.
But, there are a few things to think of when you’re trying to find the right art to help decorate the walls in your home.
Look at art.
It may be easier to just pick up anything from the store and call it a day, but you may not be happy with it a day, week, or month down the line. You should take some time in researching what artwork is available in your area or online for you to purchase. If you still aren’t sure about what to purchase, think about which styles seem to speak to you the most so you have a direction to move in when you’re ready to buy.
Pick the size.
Make sure you’re selecting sizes that are appropriate for the space. You want to make sure you are giving your art some room to breathe, ensure that you have some breaks between the art you hang and the color on your walls. You can create some visual interest by selecting a few paintings that tie into one another through theme and color and hanging them together in a staggered on the wall.
Make sure you’re really thinking about the colors in the painting especially if you already have your other décor picked out. Pick artwork that harmonizes with your color pallet well, try not to go overboard with the color pallet as it can create a confusing or chaotic look in the room.
If you’re going to decorate around a painting, try to envision the accessories you can use to pull everything together from the painting. Pick one or two main colors from the painting as your accent colors for the room.
Keep it level.
If you haven’t hung art before, you will quickly learn just how easy it is to make the frame askew when you didn’t mean to. This is especially true if the frame has more than a single hanger on the back. If you don’t have a level, you may want to invest in a laser level, or, you can scan in the back of the frame on your scanner and print out a true-to-size template that you can use to hang the artwork with a traditional level.
Some things to keep in mind when you’re searching for the perfect art for your home are:
- Keep an open mind and look at as many art styles as possible to see which suits your personal tastes.
- Keep your art framed or well cleaned to preserve the integrity of your room’s focal point.
- Choose high resolution images.
- Try to pull only a couple of colors from the painting to use as accent colors. Too many can create confusion or a sloppy appearance.
- Consider your wall color before purchasing art.
- Use the art to brighten up any space and use it in tandem with family photographs.
- Keep a theme throughout the house or split up between rooms.
- Art can create a mood for the space. Different color pallets will create different moods.
- Try to keep artwork light and airy in small spaces to open up the room.
- Dark colors may make the room appear to be smaller.
- Pick appropriate subject matter to your own personal tastes.
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Hi I’m Riley – Wife, Mother & Fashion Trend Blogger at RebelsMarket. I enjoy writing about lifestyle, art and travel adventures. When not writing you can find me working on my fruit garden or walking my dog at wee hours of the night.