Just as there are no rules to art, neither are there any rules to bringing it into your home.
If you like it, buy it and hang it. It’s as simple as that.
Artwork can be anything from making a small addition to brighten up a dark corner of a room, to a new hobby that finds you regularly remaking your entire house just to accommodate your latest acquisition.
Of course, there’s no better time to start choosing art than when you are moving into a brand-new home and have your own blank canvas to work on.
Here’s some wall decoration ideas for turning your new home into a work of art in its own right:
The number one rule. It doesn’t matter who agrees or disagrees, you can’t be wrong about your own taste, so don’t ever feel you can be. Remember it’s you who’ll be looking at it every day, so choose something that speaks to you, not to anyone else.
Think carefully about the space you want to fill. Even the nicest piece can dominate a room if it’s too big, but likewise, can be completely lost if it’s too small. If you really love a particular piece though, look at other locations in your home where it might have a more natural fit.
An inspiration piece such as an item of furniture or a hanging light fixture can become the centre point of an entire room. Work out from there to find art that complements it without drawing attention away from your pride and joy. If you get it right, the whole area should catch the eye at once.
There are two ways of approaching the colour issue in your art, depending on your taste. One, is to bring in a piece that uses colours that are already in the room, creating a subtle addition. If you are feeling bolder however, different shades of the same colour scheme can create a vivid attention-grabber in the centre of any wall.