How to Choose the Perfect Wall Art For Your House

Adding beautiful art pieces to a room is one of the easiest yet most effective ways to add character and dynamism to your home. Through well-chosen artwork, you can express your personality and add life and color to even the most basic space. But with so many different types of art out there, how can you choose the pieces that are right for you?


Knowing how to choose wall art is a special skill—one that will stand you in good stead throughout your life and in every space you decorate. If you'd like to learn simple ways to choose amazing art for every room, read on.


1. The Bedroom


Artwork is an amazing addition to a bedroom, but it's important to pick the right placement and colors. Depending on what kind of space you're working with, there are a few different locations wall art can work well in the bedroom. One of the best places is directly above the bed.


Another tip: dimensions are key. If you do choose to hang a painting or photo above a piece of furniture such as your bed or a dresser, make sure it is at least half the size of the object it is above.


When it comes to color, you should choose art that is serene and calming. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary of tranquility.




2. The Hallway


The hallway or foyer is an area where there is a lot of room for creativity. Many different types of art can work in this space. It's an opportunity to really let your personality shine through.


Portraits, nature photography, abstract art, and wall hangings can all work well here. Just remember that the hallway is the first thing that a visitor will see when they come to your home. The art here will set the tone for the rest of the house.





3. The Office


The office is another room that can facilitate many different types of art. If you have a traditional study, large paintings can be very stately. If you have a more modern office, some eye-catching photos or graphic posters can be a good idea.


Here, you can get a little bit eclectic, mixing and matching mediums. Create a mood board of the types of colors you want and go from there.





4. The Kitchen


Though many people choose not to have art in their kitchen, I personally feel this is a missed opportunity. If you have open shelving, or some wall space free, a print can be a great and unexpected addition.


You can choose to go with something culinary-themed, or animals and wildlife are also a popular option for kitchens.





How to Choose Wall Art: Final Thoughts


The most important thing when deciding how to choose wall art is to pick pieces that you truly love. Even if it breaks a few design rules, if you find a piece you feel a connection to, having it in your home will bring joy to your life. That's what great art is all about.


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