Wall art is one of the essential elements in a room. A poorly chosen piece can make an entire space feel lackluster, and a well-chosen piece can create an inviting atmosphere. So, you’re ready to invest in a piece of wall art for your home. Great! It’s time to think about what kind of design will work best with the space and style that you have chosen.
Suppose this is your first foray into buying an expensive purchase such as this. Then it’s hard to know where to start, but worry not – we’ve got some helpful tips below that should make the process much easier.
Think About What You Want
Do you prefer paintings? Photos? Abstract pieces? This way, when browsing galleries and artists’ websites online, you’ll already know exactly which style interests you most and where to look next.
Also, if you want to accentuate a specific part of your room, choose an art piece that will draw attention there. For example, if you have large windows in the wall and would like people to see them more often when they look at your home’s exterior paint color or what is outside it, then consider getting a painting with nature scenery around those windows.
That way, instead of something beautiful being out of focus (due to how close it is), everything becomes more explicit for the viewer.
Consider Your Room’s Lighting
If your room has lots of natural light, it won’t matter much what type of extra large wall art you buy because the sun will make up for any lighting issue. If your space isn’t well lit or doesn’t have enough windows, then painting with dark colors might help to brighten up the area.
You can also experiment with different lamps and sconces if there is no way to remodel an existing structure. When in doubt, go bigger rather than smaller with extra-large pieces of artwork because they are meant as focal points.
Consider the size of your wall art
Your space may not be large enough to display an enormous piece, so find something that will fit well in your room. If you have an empty corner on one or both walls, this is a good place for artwork. Sometimes smaller works are better suited for larger spaces because they are less overwhelming than pieces that cover walls entirely. Meanwhile, rounder paintings can be great for rectangular spaces because they won’t cover up and look more natural.
Figure out the Budget
If you’re looking for a more high-end piece, it’s important to have the funds available to purchase it. Otherwise, there will be no point in browsing galleries and artists’ websites. However, don’t fret for those on a lower or middle-income level; art can still be attainable with creativity.
For example, an artist may let their artwork lie around their studio until they need money again (sometimes they’ll even offer these pieces at discounted prices!). So, ask if any local studios host open houses where patrons can view their work up close before making purchases. Many public libraries allow people to borrow art for a specific price.
Pay Attention to What Is Already in Your Space
If you already have paintings hanging up around your room, consider how this new painting will complement them before buying it. Will it crash? Will its size overpower theirs? These questions should inform whether you choose a certain work as opposed to another one.
Also, figure out if your wall art will match existing decor in the room and what type of space you’re trying to create with it. For example, would you like an entire gallery-style setup? Would you prefer one piece on each side of the room? The placement and style should be considered before buying anything!
Think about where on your wall it will go, whether above or below furniture, near a doorframe or doorway. Be sure there’s enough space for any size (even large pieces need some breathing room). Otherwise, things can get crowded and cluttered.
Consider Feelings and Emotions You Want to Create in The Room
Is this an area for relaxation? For being creative? For eating? If you want to create a sense of peace or calm, then look for paintings that evoke those feelings. However, if you’re looking for something livelier and more upbeat, choose art with bright colors and active scenes instead.
It’s challenging to find the perfect wall art for your home because you need to consider many factors before purchase. But these six tips should help narrow down your search process! Whether you have a strict budget, want high-quality pieces, are open to any style of art, or want one piece on the wall. These tips will help you find something that suits your home’s needs.
Author: John Brinkster