Choosing Wall Art: What to Try, What to Avoid

November 17th, 2017 Paul Dekker

Home buyers spend a great deal of time picking the perfect furniture, and rightfully so. Furnishing your home with pieces that you’re going to love for a long time makes your home livable, and this also can be said about the kind of art you decorate your walls with.

Following are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing wall art to decorate your home.

Choosing Wall Art: What to Try, What to Avoid

Place Contemporary Pieces in Traditional Spaces

An interior decorating faux pas many people make is standing firm in the belief that different styles clash and that you should only keep in theme with the particular era or period the artwork was birthed from. This is not true; contrasting art tells an interesting story, and mixing and matching allows you to gradually knit your own theme.

For example, abstract or minimalist-looking art looks appealing in a room with more traditional décor, especially if it is a large framed piece because it breaks up the pretentious stigma surrounding this style of art. As another example, these Art Deco cog mirrors, if styled correctly, might look striking next to a dining room table with Victorian-inspired place settings because it is unexpected.

Find a Focal Point

Focal points greatly influence your furniture arrangement, so defining one first and foremost is an important part of interior design. In your living room, for example, if you want your focal point to be your fireplace, then you will want to pick a piece to hang above it that won’t outshine but complement, such as this abstract tree which will look stylish all year-round and work well with a neutral-toned space.

Purchase What Speaks to You

It does not matter whether the art that speaks to you is mass-produced, from a thrift-store, or ornate and extravagant. If it speaks to you personally, you will cherish it for years to come. You don’t want to one day realize that you actually despise that mural you just bought, because now you have to walk past it every day on your way to the kitchen! Never buy art at the suggestion of others; after all, you’re the one that has to live with it!

Conway Furniture has abstract, minimalist, and contemporary wall art for sale in addition to other styles of décor for a plethora of tastes. Take a look at what we have in store and find a piece that speaks to you today.

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