Once you find a piece of art that you absolutely love, or choose one carefully that evokes everything you want from your home decor, it can create a feel or theme for the entire room and space that you’re working with.
When considering wall art, it should never be an afterthought. Too many people want to complete their room with a piece of wall art and end up spending too much time looking for it to fit into their room, rather than finding a piece of art that they love and fitting their room decor around it to begin with. This might sound like a lot of responsibility to put on a piece of art, but read below to find out our four top reasons why wall art is so important.
Every room needs a focal point, and a piece of inspiring art is a perfect way to do that. In the living room, it is perfect hung over a fireplace or your sofa across the main wall in the room. In the bedroom, hang it above the bed or proudly place on top of your dresser. In the dining room it can add an accent to a somewhat empty space. Think of your carefully selected art piece as a talking point or something that will sit pride of place in the space you create.
A beautiful piece of wall art that is carefully chosen and considered will no doubt include colors and tones that you find attractive. Art can be used as a great device to inspire a base a color scheme and to add accents from there. When looking at your piece of art, pick out a few shades that really stick out. From these, choose a main color then have two or three as accent colors for the room and work with these in your selection of accessories. Shopping for pieces from the same collection by one particular artist is a great way to add variation but with pieces that marry together perfectly, further adding to your color scheme.
Art not only breaks up a blank wall, it also adds texture and depth to the room. Opt for wall art with gold foil or bright accent colors to really make it stand out. To achieve something more calming for thought provoking, search for an abstract piece in beautiful blue tones. Think about your personal style and how this translates to your decor, and what feel or atmosphere you want the space to evoke. If you look at your art and feel a certain way, the chances are that this atmosphere will be mirrored throughout the room so consider its textures and strokes of paint carefully.
Next to soft furnishings, wall art really is the final piece of the decor puzzle that will make your room feel complete, polished and stylish. The satisfaction of the completed look will make you appreciate your art even more than when you started decorating and the finished room will really look like a well thought out, styled space