The right artwork can completely transform any space. Art has the ability to make our rooms look bigger and brighter, reflect our personalities and style, and make our homes look “complete”.
Choosing the perfect artwork is usually one of the last pieces of the puzzle when it comes to interior styling. It can be one of the trickiest styling decisions to make, with so many different options to choose from and so many things to keep in mind! The size of the room, the existing furniture, the colour palette - you can see why many people turn to interior designers and interior stylists for help with this decision!
We play around with artwork for a living, so it’s safe to say we have some tips and tricks to keep in mind to help you choose the perfect artwork for your home. Choosing wall art doesn’t have to be so difficult when you know where to start!
Featured artwork: Xavier framed
Define the style of your home first
Before you start shopping around for artwork, stop and think about the current look and feel of your home and the style you are hoping to achieve. This will allow you to choose artwork that helps to complement this, through the colours, textures and features in the piece.
Do you have a light and bright Hamptons style home? Think about choosing a coastal-inspired artwork that draws inspiration from the sea, like prints of coral or abstract ocean-scapes.
For an earthy, bohemian style home, you might want to think about an artwork that includes elements of nature, like palm trees or printed leaves.
Or for a modern Scandinavian style home, you can keep your artwork minimal and contemporary in shades of black and white. Whatever your own unique home style might be, use this as the first guiding point to selecting the perfect artwork.
Featured artwork: Palm Hills print
Consider the space available
Making sure you choose the right sized artwork for your space is also an important factor. If the artwork is too big in comparison to the room, it can overwhelm the space and make it look smaller. But if the artwork is too small, it can leave the room feeling incomplete.
Think about the shape and size of the wall you are choosing the artwork for. Is it a tall, narrow wall at the end of a hallway? A large vertical piece will be the best fit for this. Or is it a wide wall in your living room with an empty space above the sofa? A horizontal piece or two vertical pieces together will help to make the most of this space.
For smaller walls that don’t necessarily require a “hero” piece, like in your bathrooms, office or laundry, a standard size print works best in order to make an impact without overwhelming the space. Many of our art-prints available to purchase online have different options when it comes to size, so once you find the perfect piece you can choose the right dimensions to suit your home.
Featured artwork: Simple Feather
Featured artwork: Walter Artwork
Think about your colour palette
Along with the size and style of your artwork, it’s also important to consider the colours to make sure it will complement your existing space.
Think about what you want your artwork to do for your space. Are you choosing artwork for a living room that is crying out for a burst of colour? Choose a bold and bright piece to make an impact and become the statement piece. You can then tie the colours from your artwork into styling pieces like cushions, vases and other decor.
Or for a room that might already be filled with colours and prints like a kids bedroom or playroom, use your artwork as a more subtle piece to balance out the rest of the space.
Featured artwork: After The Storm print
Featured artwork: Byron Framed Wall Art & Byron Framed Wall Art 2
Ask the experts!
If choosing the perfect artwork feels like an overwhelming decision to make, don’t be afraid to ask the experts! Our role as interior designers and property stylists means we are constantly choosing wall art for homes on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay. You can book in for an in-home styling consultation with our interior designers for some help choosing wall decor or simply visit our showroom at Tweed Heads to see our artworks in use.