By talking to collectors, I have noticed there are common themes when it comes to picking art for their walls.
So in this blog post you will find three key things to keep in mind to ensure that the piece you choose fits perfectly with the size and style of your space.
1. Size does matter
First, consider the size of the wall where you plan to hang the art. A large piece of art will look out of place on a small wall, while a small piece may get lost on a large wall. To find the right size, measure the wall and use that as a guide when selecting a piece. You can also use the rule of thumb that the art should take up about two-thirds of the wall space.
What I found over the years is that size does stress people out quite a bit, sometimes more than the two points here below. And, ironically, is also the thing that most people get wrong!
And I get it, bigger also = more expensive.
But there's a solution.
If you buy off the shelf, when the artwork is a bit too small, you can try to see with your framer to find a good solid frame (please be aware that in some parts of the world framing is quite expensive - so just you know, if this is something you're planning to go with, ask your framer for a quote before you purchase the artwork).
An additional tip: use Virtual Reality apps to visualise the artwork in your space.
You can try the app Wallary - it's pretty straight forward to use.
Otherwise if you like an artist's style, ask for a commission, and work with them to define the right size.
And, always, always, always, work with artists you trust!
Next, consider the style of the room where the art will be hanging. If the room has a modern aesthetic, look for pieces with clean lines and minimalistic design. If the room has a more traditional feel, look for pieces with ornate frames and classic subjects.
The art should complement the style of the room, not clash with it.
Another important factor to consider is the colour scheme of the room. The artwork should complement the room’s colour scheme, not clash with it. If your room has a neutral colour palette, you might want to choose art with bold and bright colours, whereas if your room has some bold colour - like an accent wall, you can choose art with neutral or muted colours.
Finally, think about the mood you want to create in the room. Do you want the art to be calming and soothing, or do you want it to be bold and energising? The art you choose should reflect the mood you want to create in the space.
So for example, if you want a relaxing bedroom, it's suggested not to put up on the walls a bloody war fight :) maybe a calming sea would be more appropriate.
By considering these factors, you can choose art that fits perfectly on your walls and enhances the overall aesthetic of your space. Remember to also have fun with it and choose pieces that you love and that speak to you personally.
Picking art for your walls is about finding the right balance between size, style, colour scheme and mood. By measuring your wall space and considering the style and colour scheme of the room, you can choose a piece that not only fits perfectly but also enhances the overall aesthetic of your space.
Don't forget to choose something you love and that you're happy to wake up to!