Size, colour, and style are crucial when selecting the perfect artwork for your home.
Artwork is often the focal point of a room, so it is essential to make the right decision.
Size & Scale
It is important to make sure that the artwork is the right size and scale for your room. If you have a large wall and you don’t want too much empty space around it, if in doubt always go bigger, this can give the illusion that the room is larger than it actually is.
If you’re hanging artwork over a piece of furniture such as a bed, couch, or sideboard, it is important to make sure the artwork is not the same width. This will draw your eye towards one line and will not take in the entire size and scale of the room. It is often best to buy artwork at least 20cm wider or narrower than the furniture it sits above.
Scale is equally as important as size, ensure that your chosen artwork fits spatially in your room, with the art being hung at eye height not too low or too high.
Choosing artwork first when styling a space enables you to develop a colour palette for your entire room. For example, soft furnishings, such as bedlinen, cushions, rugs, and furniture upholstery. Choosing art to match pre-existing home accessories is often much harder and more difficult to achieve the desired result.
Colour plays a huge part in the mood and feel of your room. Neutral colour palettes are 5meless and give a sense of calm. Bright palettes of reds, pinks and oranges depict a happy and fun décor. Gold and blacks create a more lux/opulent interior.
Purchasing a commission
Buying commissioned artwork from your favourite artist is a great way to ensure the artwork is the right size and incorporates all your favourite colours. It is important not to ask the artist to stray from their style of artwork as this may result in disappointment for all involved.
Love your artwork!
Choose art that makes you feel good and that you connect with. You’ll be looking at it every day for many years. Don’t choose art just because it’s trendy. Choose art that evokes memories and feelings, reflects your personal style, and makes you feel good. Remember, art is meant to be enjoyed!
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