How to Curate Art for Your Home
Saturday Sep 26th, 2020
The right artwork can transform any room in a home, plus it has the unique ability to display the homeowner's personality, character, and energy. Because of that choosing the right pieces can feel a little overwhelming sometimes. Use the guidelines below to help you get started.
Find a Statement Piece.
One of the easiest ways to select art for a room is by starting with one central piece. This can be a meaningful item, photograph, colourful painting, or eclectic print. Once you find one piece you really love, use it as an anchor and select other pieces to complement it.
Play with Colours.
Often, people get caught up in the idea that artwork must match the color theme of the room it's displayed in. Although this is a great starting place, don't be afreaid to think outside the box and choose art in contrasting colours to catch the eye or try implementing black, white, or gray pieces.
Be Selective with Size.
When selecting artwork for a room, knowing where it will be placed on the wall can help determine sizing. As a gerneral rule of thumb, pieces of art should be hung about 57 to 60 inches from the ground and leave 6 to 8 inches between them and the top of furniture.
Try a Gallery Wall.
If you have a large wall begging to be filled, a gallery wall could be a great option. This allows you to incorporate a lot of different pieces in one place. Your gallery wall could contain artwork and images of the same texture, colour, and material or you can mix and match different prints, photographs, decor pieces and frames.