How to Find Art Pieces that Match Your Design Aesthetic
Art serves as the perfect icing on your home's interior design. Wall art will help pull the space together and draw the eyes of your guests, making your home more inviting. Although the process of collecting and installing pieces of art can be a hassle, the results are definitely worth the trouble. This article is a guide on how to select the best artworks for your home based on style, color, inspiration, size, floor planning, theme, or any other characteristic of your home design.
Selecting Artworks by Style
Decorating your home with art that matches your personal style is the most natural and effective approach. This is a very personal approach and examples of styles to incorporate include a Bohemian look, bright look, bold form, or antique art.
One trick is selecting a designer you really admire and mimic your home's décor based on the style of that designer's style and taste. After applying parameters such as color and size, make decisions based on your personal taste. If you are a pop art enthusiast, there is plenty of pop art for sale for you to pick from.
You should choose artworks that match your home's furniture and room design. You can invest in a few significant timeless pieces. Another tip is that you should try mixing the material of your art by incorporating metal and wooden artworks.
Selecting Artworks by Color
It is important to note that in the world of art, there is a huge difference between room color palettes and the color palettes of art. Art allows you to use bold color schemes and brights. There are two approached to choosing art by color.
The first approach is selecting art pieces with colors already present in your home. Sticking to one consistent scheme appears more cohesive, complementary, and sophisticated. The second approach is choosing artworks that introduce bolder shades of your home's color scheme. The color of your walls does not limit your palette but rather acts as a baseline for your constantly evolving style and taste.
Selecting Art Pieces by Theme
Did you build your home around a specific idea or theme? Even if you bought an already built home, the chances are that you selected it based on its theme. For instance, a beachy-like home will have light or bright walls, art pieces made of driftwood, or artwork borrowed from sea life.
It's easier to decorate a home with a central theme because you will only have to rule out items that do not fit within the theme. When shopping for artworks, scan for those that match or blend with your home's theme.
You can pick up or collect pieces on vacations, with friends or family, or even in unexpected places. When you decide to decorate your home around one central theme, it's easier for you to save dollars by focusing on one path.
Art Collection Based on Inspiration Pieces
Similar to a theme-based art collection, an inspiration piece will drive all other purchases. Your inspiration piece could be anything from a piece of art, a symbolic trinket, to a sofa you like. One man's grand piano is another man's antique paperweight – both items have the potential of inspiring the entire interior design of your home.
Collecting Art Based on an Open Floor Plan
As more homeowners continue to design or purchase open floor spaces, art selections are getting tougher. The essential thumb rule for selecting art for an open floor plan is collecting and installing the pieces with the aim of defining the space clearly.
You can create a cohesive style between rooms, but your wall art should be firmly installed in one space. For instance, the wall shared between your living room and the kitchen should have art pieces that match those in the living room and the kitchen.
When purchasing artworks for an open floor design, you should pay close attention to space and how it's used. For instance, if your dining room extends into the living room, you definitely don't want to have traditional food-themed artworks in your living room or dining room.
The right art collection sets a clear tone for your home, keeping it inviting, defining each room, and communicating your family's taste and style. Regardless of whether you decide to focus on color, size, and inspiration piece, or theme, selecting pieces of art for your home should not be difficult. You deserve to live in a home that feels comfortable and one that matches your style. Have fun when collecting art for your home gallery. I wish you luck!
Samantha Higgins is a professional writer with a passion for research, observation, and innovation. She is nurturing a growing family of twin boys in Portland, Oregon with her husband. She loves kayaking and reading creative non-fiction.