Wall art can be an easy and cost-effective way to add personality and express yourself in any room, but choosing the appropriate style and size may feel daunting.
Ideally, art should occupy between 60-75% of your wall space. To achieve the optimal size and proportion, try measuring with a tape measure.
1. Don’t Be Afraid to Mix and Match
Wall art can add personality and depth to a room. Choose anything from wooden plaques featuring your favorite quotes to tapestries that display a landscape scene – whatever style you go with, make it beautiful by following some simple guidelines.
First and foremost, make sure your wall art looks good from every angle in the room. Use a level to take measurements and ensure everything is evenly spaced out. Or hang one piece first, and build around it later to create a gallery wall effect.
Another approach is to group your wall art by subject matter. A display of scenic ocean scenes or trendy fashion illustrations will make an impressive statement on any wall.
2. Focus on a Single Feature
Wall art can be one of the best ways to accentuate your home’s style. Paintings, mirrors, and three-dimensional decor all make fantastic additions that add depth and dimension to the walls in your space – adding wall art is easy and affordable, creating a signature look that will remain relevant even as tastes evolve over time. With some careful consideration and advice, you can create something truly enduring in its appearance that lasts beyond passing trends.
If you have a piece of wall art you enjoy, select a palette from it that complements the paint or fabric in the room so that your room always appears cohesive – this will also help prevent walls from looking disorganized or chaotic.
3. Create a Focal Point
Focal points are essential in drawing the eye in and creating an overall sense of order and balance in any room, but it is crucial that they don’t compete too heavily with other elements; having too many design features in one space makes it hard for visitors’ eyes to land somewhere, which can leave your design looking disorganized and disjointed.
To avoid this problem, try painting one wall in a dark hue to draw attention away from its surroundings and using accent decor – from photos to shelving that holds collectibles – to create a focal point in your room that stands out. Doing this is simple and can greatly improve the aesthetics of your space.
4. Keep It Simple
Wall art can serve as the centerpiece of any room. Unlike fireplaces, windows, and other architectural features that people only appreciate from close up, artwork on display on walls allows people to appreciate it from multiple perspectives.
Even so, don’t be intimidated to add other decorative pieces that take away from your artwork’s glory – such as rugs, blankets, pillows, or lamps in colors and patterns that complement it.
Wall art provides another amazing benefit – it serves as an instant color palette! Selecting paint chips can be difficult, so having artwork as your color palette makes finding the ideal shade much simpler – saving both time and money while shopping for home decor items.
5. Add Texture
Have you ever finished decorating a room and felt something was amiss? Often it’s the lack of texture in the space which causes this dissatisfaction with its decor.
Texture adds depth and interest to a room’s decor, drawing visitors in. When it comes to wall art, find pieces made of various materials for maximum texture impact; rough textures may create an intimate and cozy environment while smoother ones provide more of a contemporary vibe.
Paintings and framed prints are great ways to add texture, but there are other methods as well. Use stencils to create an accent wall, or craft wooden signs featuring quotes or designs with text on them. Just be sure to test their weight before attaching anything permanently to the wall!