If you’ve just redecorated or moved houses, then your walls might be feeling a bit lonely. Beautiful wall art, such as canvas or framed fine art photography prints, are the perfect way to change that. They add that certain something to your space and give your home that special charm. However, choosing the right wall art for your space might seem daunting at first. But facing your fears is always the first step. So here’s a few tips and guidelines to help you choose the right wall art for your home.
Size Really Does Matter
When it comes to wall art, choosing the right size will play a huge part in the effect it has on your space. Even the most breathtaking fine art print will feel out of place if it is too big for your space. If, on the other hand, it is too small, it will easily feel lost on your wall. These guidelines will help you to find the right size for your home:
- As a rule of thumb your wall art should take up between 50% to 75% of the wall you are looking to decorate.
- In order to not make your wall look too crowded and take away from the artwork, hang it between 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 inches) above the furniture.
- If you are anything like me, you probably can’t make up your mind which motif to choose. In that case, creating a gallery wall might be the perfect solution for you. For a gallery wall you group several pieces in different sizes and orientations together. The sky is the limit when it comes to your creativity here.
The size size guide will help you visualize how much of the wall the artwork will take up and how it will appear in relation to your furniture.
I’m sure you put a great deal of thought in to how you chose your furniture. For your wall art you probably want to choose something that matches your personality. After all, we are all unique, and our homes reflect our personality. Rather than selecting an off-the-rack print at a big furniture chain without even knowing where this photograph was taken, you might want to choose a fine art photography print whose motif has a special meaning to you. Examples would be a floral print of your favorite flower, your favorite travel destination or your hometown.
Match the Interior Design Style
Ideally, your wall art should match the style of the room. If you have modern, simplistic home décor a black and white print might look great on your wall. If your home is more of a cottage style, warmer shades such as landscape photography prints might suit your place nicely.
Another important factor is choosing the right color. As a general rule, you should choose an art piece that complements the room without taking away too much from other elements that you already have. Again, the sky is the limit here. You might want to keep it simple and stick to a single color scheme or you select complementary color shades.
After you chose your motif, a frame that complements the style of the print will enhance the effect. A black and white print in a modern home will look great in a more simplistic frame. A beach themed print might look great in a wooden frame. A passe-partout around the picture will give it more depth and enhance the impact it has on your wall design.
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