How to Pick Art for Your Home: Select what you like, consider the wall colors, go DIY, think creatively about the flow of space & rooms in your home & the positive change art can bring to your home.
Some people can walk into a room and immediately know what’s missing. They know which colors to paint the walls and what furniture to buy. For others, a ton of help is needed to decorate a space. If you fall into this category, don’t worry because we have tips that can make selecting art for your home a breeze.
Select what you like.
Have you ever seen artwork and thought, “I would never buy that”? Well, someone will, and they’re willing to pay big bucks for it. Why? They love what they see. That’s the first thing anyone needs to understand about buying art — you should only buy what you love. It makes sense since you’ll have to look at it for a long time.
Don’t be afraid to turn down a few pieces until you find what you’re looking for. You may want something that blends with your home’s decor or something that jumps out of the walls. It’s good to ask for friends’ opinions, but they shouldn’t get the final say if they don’t have to see it every day.
Consider the wall colors.
Selecting a piece of art that agrees with your room’s colors can be sophisticated and complementary. One way is to pick art that highlights your wall’s color. For example, if you have navy blue walls, art with light blue or even white would be beautiful.
Care must be taken not to introduce too many colors to the room. Space shouldn’t have more than four colors, or you’ll lose the room’s coherence and sophistication.
Another alternative is to match bold-colored art with neutral-colored walls. White is the best color for this kind of pairing, as it goes well with everything. You could have a painting with several colors and still have a coherent style.
Don’t ignore the kitchen.
Many families regard the kitchen as the heart of their home. Besides being the source of food and sustenance, kitchens are the most used rooms in any house. Therefore, they deserve special attention.
Spaces above the cabinets and countertops are prime spots for art pieces. Unlike the living room, small art is perfect for the kitchen. Large pieces will overwhelm the space, and they may even get in the way.
Sometimes, you can look at a hundred pieces of art, and none of them will feel right. This is often because you have something else in mind. Maybe you saw a piece of art in someone’s home, and you’re trying to recreate the experience in your home.
In this situation, DIY is your best bet. You can pick whatever picture or portrait you want and use foam board printing. With this method, you can have any kind of art on your wall. Foam board prints are sharp and durable, so you’ll enjoy your wall art for a long time. But then, first, you need to make sure you have permission to recreate the picture or painting.
Art can change your home.
Whether you’re a minimalist or the exact opposite, you want your home to be comfortable and relaxing. The good news is that art is very fluid and diverse; there’s something for everyone. If you apply a bit of effort and imagination, you can transform your living space into a beautiful sanctuary.