Want to decorate your walls to make them look less plain and bare? The right artwork will not only let you do that, but it can also really help to pull together space and give it an additional layer of attitude.
Of course, if you don’t know much about art you may not know how to choose the ‘right’ artwork. That is why you should try using these tips to narrow down your options and find the perfect art for your walls:
- Go with your gut
To be perfectly honest you don’t need to be an expert to choose the right artwork, nor do you need to look at the latest trends. There is no ‘wrong’ choice really, should be a reflection of your personal taste.
If you go with your gut, you’ll be able to choose artwork that actually speaks to you and that you enjoy looking at. At the same time when guests visit your art, you will say something about you and make the space more interesting.
- Make sure the size fits
While there are no hard and fast rules regarding the size of the artwork that is best – you should definitely make sure it fits. Needless to say, it mustn’t be too large, but at the same time it shouldn’t be too small or it won’t make an impact.
Keep in mind that pulling off oversized art can be tricky, and sometimes using several smaller pieces of art may be a better option.
- Look up other work by artists you like
If you happen to see a piece of art that you find interesting – look up other work by the same artist. It is a good way to find more art that is in a similar style and maybe even better than the piece that you initially encountered.
At times you may want to delve deeper and find out more about the artist and their background, inspiration, and values. That way you can start to look into other artists that are similar too.
- Mix it up
One of the most common misconceptions when selecting artwork is that the style needs to be consistent. That simply isn’t true, and contrasting styles of art can make your space a lot more engaging and vibrant.
For example, if your space is very traditional, a piece of modern artwork will stand out and draw attention to itself – creating a focal point.
Although a bare wall can be a bit of an eyesore, you shouldn’t be in a rush to fill it. Take your time to browse through the original paintings, prints, and other types of artwork that are available online, or even in galleries.
It is best to slowly go over all your options until you find artwork that you really love and that you feel good about. If you rush and end up settling for art that you think is just ‘okay’, you will probably regret it later and may even want to replace it.