How to use art to create a focal point in a room

A statement artwork piece (or a gallery wall) is a great way to add visual interest to a room and create a focal point.
A focal point is the main area of interest in a room and can be used to draw the eye and make a space feel more cohesive.

In this blog post, you can find ideas on how to use art to create a focal point in a room and some tips on selecting the right piece of art for your space.

 

First, it's important to understand the concept of scale.
Scale refers to the size of a piece of art in relation to the room it is in. A large piece of art will naturally be a focal point, while a small piece will not have as much impact.

When selecting a piece of art for a room, consider the size of the room and the amount of wall space you have to work with.

If you have a large wall, a large piece of art is a great option to really make a statement.
However, if you have a small wall or limited space, a smaller piece of art can still create a focal point. For example, a grouping of smaller pieces of art can create a focal point when arranged together.

 

Another way to create a focal point with art is to use it to draw the eye to a specific area of the room. For example, if you have a fireplace, hanging a piece of art above it will draw the eye to that area. Similarly, if you have a window with a beautiful view, you can use art to frame the view and make it even more striking.

 

When selecting a piece of art for a focal point, it's important to consider the style of the room. The art should complement the overall aesthetic of the space and enhance the design. For example, if you have a modern room, a piece of contemporary art would be a great choice. If you have a traditional room, a piece of classic art would work well.

 

It's also important to consider the colours in the room when selecting a piece of art. The art should coordinate with the colour scheme of the space.

For example, if you have a room with mostly neutral colours, a piece of art with a pop of colour can add visual interest.
On the other hand, if you have a room with a lot of colour, a piece of art that incorporates similar colours can help tie the space together.

 

In addition to selecting the right piece of art, it's important to hang it at the correct height. A piece of art should be hung at eye level for the best impact. This means that the centre of the piece should be about 1.5mt/60 inches from the floor.
If you are hanging multiple pieces of art, make sure they are hung at the same height to create a cohesive look.

 

Investing in a statement artwork for your room is a surefire way to elevate the aesthetic and add a touch of sophistication to any space.

Not only will it be a conversation starter, but it will also serve as a focal point that will draw the eye and provide a sense of drama and intrigue.

Whether you choose a bold painting, a striking sculpture, or a unique mixed media piece, a statement artwork will add a sense of elegance and style to your room. Plus, it's a great way to express your personal style and make your home truly unique.

So why wait? Invest in a statement artwork today and elevate your room to the next level!

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