How to Choose Wall Art

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Picking wall art can be a nerve-wracking task. After all, finding art that looks good with your home doesn’t always just come naturally. Asking what colours you should go for in a room, or which of the many kinds of wall art you should buy can be overwhelming.

Many people give up on buying wall art because they simply can’t find where to start. In this article, we’ll be going over some simple criteria you can think about when selecting wall art so you know you’re getting only art that fits your space.

Look At It As Expressing Yourself

Don’t simply think of your walls as walls, think of them as empty canvases. Every wall in your home is a way to show your personality, whether through designer wall paintings, or a metal DIY piece you made in your garage. What you choose to put on your walls is part of what makes your home feel like it’s your own.

Because of this, you should listen to your intuition. If you’re looking at a piece and you love it, there’s no other reason you need to put it on your wall. Unfortunately, sometimes our feelings aren’t as clear-cut.

How Much Room Do You Have?

Before you select a piece, it’s important to think about how much room on your wall there is. Take a tape measure, and measure out the empty space on your wall. Anything bigger than this is a no-go.
If you’re trying to fill out a large wall or looking for a centrepiece for your whole home, then you should consider large-scale wall art. A large piece immediately grabs attention and anchors your space into a solidified style.
If you’re looking to fill out a small wall in a way that makes the room feel more spacious, then consider a gallery wall. Fill it out with a variety of pieces and watch your room come to life, don’t forget about the ceiling either. 
If you’ve got a small space to fill, maybe the corner of your bedroom to make it feel just a little bit cozier, look for a small-frame piece.

Think About Your Other Pieces

Unless you really know what you’re doing, try to avoid having a lot of clashing styles in your wall decor. Before you buy a piece of wall art, think about the style of your furniture and existing decorations. 
If you’ve not settled on a style and have a relatively neutral space to decorate, look for colourful art to bring some life into it. On the other hand, if it’s already a colourful space, looking for a simpler piece can make your room look more refined.

Look For Complements

Try to look for colours and styles of canvas prints that complement each other. Sticking to a single style can look amazing, but even just going for complementary colours can bring a unified identity to your home.

Now, grouping wall art isn’t an exact science, so don’t be afraid to experiment! With that being said, if you’re looking for an easier way to do this, simply look for wall art prints (or other decor) sold in pairs!