I think it’s pretty obvious when we say, we love seeing art in people’s homes and spaces and of course having art in our home. We love how art can totally redefine a space, be a conversation starter, reflect your personality and style - it’s such a gift in so many ways.
Decorating your home or office is a wonderfully creative process.
We understand that choosing the right art for your home can be a daunting task, especially with so many options available.
We hope this article is a helpful guide in how to choose art that resonates with you, but also fits in with the rooms aesthetic.
The style of artwork
If you’re unsure of the style of artwork you’re after, a good place to start is to browse and save all the pieces that appeal to you. Ask yourself what pieces you’re most drawn to and why? You’ll be able to identify whether it’s the colours, the subject, the location or something else. Make sure to take breaks and go back to your shortlist with fresh eyes - whether it’s in a few hours or the next day. We’re confident it’ll become clearer after a few visits as you’ll keep going back to pieces that you're drawn to and connect with in some way.
Consider the Mood
Consider the aesthetic of your space or the vibe you’re wanting to create and find pieces that work within that theme.
We love the way a photograph can set the mood of a room. Consider the current mood of your space - is it calming, soothing, peaceful, refreshing, dramatic, fun vibrant? Match the mood of the art to the function or the tone you want to set for the room.
Scale is crucial when selecting art for your walls. A small piece might get lost on a large wall, while an oversized piece could overwhelm a smaller space. Measure the available wall space and choose art that fits appropriately. Use masking tape to outline the art on your wall - use the dimensions of the finished frame size if you're getting it framed by us or as a guide. Consider creating a gallery wall with a collection of smaller pieces if you have a larger area to cover - and arrange them on the floor first to get an idea of placement.
Consider the colours of the artwork with the existing colour palette of the room. A cohesive colour scheme will seamlessly connect the room, while adding a burst of colour that complements or contrasts with the existing palette can be just as stunning.
If you have space to have more than one piece of art in a room, we recommend having a hero and a secondary piece.
Or a gallery wall if you have a large area to cover. If you’re placing two or three prints side by side, choose pieces that are the same theme – Oceanscapes, landscapes, black and whites, or pieces that have similar colour tones.
Choosing art for your walls is an exciting and personal journey that allows you to express your style and personality. By taking into consideration the mood you want to create, scale and colour harmony, you can curate a collection that transforms your home into a reflection of your unique style and story.
Ultimately, choose art that you love and that enhances your space.