Way too frequently artworks are treated as a second thought to interior design. It seems like everything comes before it, from the walls to the furniture. But, what if all of that is wrong and good artwork is actually the center piece of a well designed interior? When chosen carefully, the right art can bring a room to life, and shape the general vibe of it.
Saying that it’s the most important part of interior design might not be so far from the truth after all. If you’re intimidated by an art piece having such an important role in your room, fear not, because following these guidelines will help you blend the artwork with your room perfectly!
Interior design is the focal point of the room
First thing you’re going to need is a color palette. This process can prove to be frustrating at first, but just by matching the colors of your room, you can save yourself a headache of going through numerous color combinations. If it worked for the entire room, it’ going to work for the wall! This, of course, can seem difficult if you’re starting your design with a painting. But that’s actually an easier approach to décor, because all you need to do is follow your gut and pick what feels right and what you find is beautiful.
The core principal of interior design is the focal point of the room. And every room needs it because it’s the first thing that catches the viewers eye, and it’s the object will set certain expectations for them.
Keep in mind that not all art is created equal. Even though some paintings are just two-dimensional, you should try and look for various shapes and sizes of artwork. That way you’ll give a space a certain surface texture, and it’ll give an impression of a full and rich space.
Have in mind the content and positioning
Be wary of the content of your art. A gory painting is probably not the art piece you want in your child’s room. Think and learn about the meaning of a piece to avoid looking like a fool at dinner parties. And just like content, position is the key to presentation. Try sticking to the art gallery standard, which means positioning the artwork center at eye level, so that the focal point comes naturally to the observer.
Wall art is a finishing element that can complete a room and pull it together. The key is to choose artwork that fits in with the style of the room. When placed correctly, it will bring a smile on your face every time you see it for year to come. If you try to recall underwhelming interiors you’ve encountered, chances are you’ll recall spaces that are missing an art piece.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking good art needs to be an ancient vase or painting. Art comes in all shapes and sizes and that can mean that even digital art can complete a room for you. So don’t be afraid to explore and look outside of the box. Be artsy about it!