Choosing The Right Art For Your Home

Choosing the right art for your home

Are you looking for the ideal piece of art to hang on your walls? Let's be honest. Choosing the perfect piece of art for your home can be time-consuming. However, it does not have to be as complicated or difficult as some people might think. It all boils down to how you want to feel when you walk in a space and experience your home.

We would like to walk you through the process of selecting art for your home. The most common mistake we see our clients make is overthinking the process. So let's make it easy and check out our guide.

  • Style first
  • Figure out the size
  • Consider the shape and orientation of the canvas
  • Consider your budget
  • Decide where you will display your art
Style first

Style first

Always begin by assessing the style of your space. This will make it much easier for you to select art for your home. Sometimes you'll see art that you like, but you'll know in your heart that it's not going to work with your style.

Figure out the size

Figure out the size

The art must communicate with and relate to the furniture around it. As an example:

  • The artwork should almost cover the entire width of your bed's headboard as if to frame it. 
  • It should also span nearly the entire width of your sideboard or dining table.
  • If it's above an entry table, follow the same guidelines: span almost the entire length but never go over.
  • If it's in an area with no furniture below it, it should occupy a significant portion of that wall.
Consider the shape and orientation of the canvas

Consider the shape and orientation of the canvas

Why should you consider shape and orientation when selecting wall art? The configuration you choose will be largely determined by the wall space you want to fill, and different shapes and orientations are better suited to different spaces.

Smaller works of art are better either as stand-alone pieces or as part of a gallery wall.

Landscape rectangular art orientation is ideal for draping over larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa, credenza, or bed. If the space is on the larger side, this shape works well for pieces hung above fireplace mantles.

Portrait rectangle art is ideal in small groups as if they are telling a story.

Rooms with high ceilings, as the orientation draws the eye upward, are also ideal for hanging art in entryways and hallways to make a bigger visual impact in these high-traffic areas.

Your budget

Your budget

When starting or expanding your art collection, the first step is to decide how much money you want to spend on art. Art, especially original works, can be quite costly. However, it is also a wise investment that will benefit you for many years to come.

Where you'll display your art

Where you’ll display your art

It is essential to consider where the art will be displayed in your home. This influences the size and shape of the artwork you select. However, you must also consider the natural elements that the art will be exposed to in any given space, such as heat, sunlight, and moisture. And, of course, you'll want to consider how to hang your artwork.

The living room is a nice place to put up large frames of art; the same goes for the bedroom as it will add a warmer ambiance to the space. On the other hand, small portraits will work nicely in the bathroom or the kitchen.

Interior design is an art all its own, and selecting the right art for your home can be a daunting task. The key is to choose pieces that are inspiring and reflect your personal style without overpowering the space. However, don't be afraid to take risks! With the help of a professional designer or property stager, you can identify the perfect mix of colors, textures and shapes that will bring your walls to life and truly transform your interior design into something unique.