How to choose Wall Art for Your Home?
If your walls are feelin’ lonely, then beautiful wall art, a wooden world map is the perfect way to pull your space together.
It also adds that extra character and charm that your home decor might need.
However, unless you’re an interior designer, choosing wall art for your space may not come naturally to you and can seem a little intimidating at first.
That’s why we put together this list of tips and simple guidelines on how to choose the right wall art for your home to help you feel confident that you’ve picked the perfect masterpiece.
1. Size matters
While your wall decor may be breathtaking, if the size isn’t right for your space,
something will feel off. Too small and it’ll feel like something’s missing, too large and it’ll feel too crowded. So, you’ll want to keep these important sizing tips in mind before selecting your wall art:
Your wall art should take up between 50%-75% of the available wall space, whether that be of an empty hallway wall or a blank wall above furniture, such as your couch, bed or fireplace. Chances are, that it will be a large space to fill, so when it doubt, go big.
2. Let your personality shine
You deserve a home that feels true to you, which is why it’s important to choose wall art that embodies your one-of-a-kind personality.
Rather than selecting cookie-cutter pieces, add your own spin to your space with a wooden map, that will stand as the coolest "photo album" for your best journeys.
3. Match the room style
If you want your wall art to belong, a simple way to choose your wall art is by matching it with the style and feel of the room. If you have modern decor, then the more modern, Multicolor or */GREY/* tone map would fit your home's vibe perfectly.
If your home is bohemian or more of a rustic style, you should lean towards warmer, earthy tones. Walnut, Terra, or Oak is the perfect color for your map.
4. The right color
As a general color rule, you usually want to choose an art piece that will match your room without detracting from any of the design elements that are in it.
Yet, this doesn’t mean you can’t choose bold pieces or challenge the status quo, but it’s best to first understand how you want to incorporate color into your home. Here are different ways to play with wall art color:
- Go simple and cohesive by sticking to a single color scheme with wall art that matches the color palette of the room.
- Reference the color wheel to select complementary shades to have opposite pops of color.
- Use the same color scheme but in different shades. For example: a light brown map looks beautiful on a dark shaded wall.
- Keep the colors of your wall art equal in proportion to their presence in the room. For instance, if the space is beige and dark brown, select wall art that is very similar to it.