Styling home decor with art is often easier said than done. If, after reading our tips for choosing art, you need more guidance, we offer you a more in-depth direction for how art can complement any interior design plans or atmospheres that are present in your home. Follow this room-by-room guide answering questions like: Will a gallery wall or statement piece look better in the living room? What art to hang in the bedroom or kitchen? And many more.
Having a rough idea of what style of interior design you are aiming for can be helpful to curate the artwork or the other fixings that surround the artwork in your home. If you are looking for a more concise vision then it can be helpful to categorize the atmosphere that you are working towards some example design schemes.
Colorful and mixed
Calm and naturalistic
Edgy and modern
Having reference images for inspiration give direction to your design. Home magazines or Pinterest boards can be a good place to start collecting your ideas.
As central dwelling places, living rooms are a great place for statement pieces above mantels or sofas. Gallery walls are a great way to solve any indecision or hesitancy for bigger pieces, they are also wonderful conversation starters in homes prone to hosting larger gatherings. Glass and frames look chic but can also give glare in a well-lit space, canvas can be a compliment to a relaxed atmosphere with bespoke charm.
Kitchen art has a reputation of being all food-related. Why not mix it up with more natural landscapes or some retro prints? Wall art can bring color and light to the kitchen, and also a good opportunity for more retro or funky styles to make it an energetic space. Whatever it is, ensure that it will remain intact: out of the splash zone for messy cooks and not too overpowering to dominate a functional space.
Welcome art that enables that space to be your own. Pieces with a more personal connection can help create that private space of rest, even for kids’ rooms. Be aware of other potentially competing design elements in bed linens and rugs to ensure the room won’t clash but synchronize.
This is an opportunity to soften the functional and often sterile design of the bathroom. Bring color and curves to contrast the tiles or complement the wallpaper and don’t be afraid to give that room some personality. Pieces should withstand humid environments and be away from dangerous areas.
But above all else, have the courage and curiosity to explore what wall art can add to your home. Invite art into your home culture with the confidence that it will brighten your lifestyle as much as your space. And if you feel stuck in one particular space, our Art Concierge service can help you make decisions with ease.