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Turn Any Room into an Opus

Wall art is the perfect finishing touch to any interior design project. It can add character and interest to a room, and turn a stale space into a vibrant one. When choosing wall art, it’s key to pick pieces that you absolutely love. However, there are also other important factors to keep in mind. The following tips will help you pick great wall art to suit any room in your home.

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If the Art Fits, Hang it

Picking the right sized art piece is very important. The wall space and any surrounding furniture you have to work with determine if you should choose a large, medium or small piece of wall art. The art piece should enhance the room, and not make it feel cluttered.

  • Oversized: Oversized art is 41 inches or larger in height or width. Wall art of this size are statement pieces and can serve as a focal point of a room.
  • Large: Large wall art is typically between 33 and 40 inches in height and width. While large artwork can hang above certain pieces of furniture, similar to oversized pieces, it’s best to let them stand alone to enhance their “wow” factor.
  • Medium: Medium art pieces range anywhere from between 25 to 32 inches in height and width. They work well above certain furniture pieces, like a sofa or headboard.
  • Small: Small pieces range from 18 to 24 inches in height and width. They’re ideal for rooms with limited wall space, such as a bathroom or entry way.
  • Mini: Mini art pieces range between 10 to 17 inches in height and width. Arrange and install a variety of small and mini pieces to create an interesting gallery wall.

Before you make a purchase, be sure to find out the dimensions of your wall. Knowing the correct dimensions will narrow down what size of art pieces will work best or the space.

The Art of Finding the Perfect Space

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In addition to its size, consider how high you will need to hang an art piece. Will it go on a blank wall, or directly above your sofa? How high the piece should hang depends on the surrounding décor and furniture.

  • Ideally, the centre of an art piece should hang at eye level, which is about 57 to 60 inches from the floor.
  • If you are hanging a piece above a couch, headboard or table, choose artwork that’s 2/3 to 3/4 of the furniture. The bottom of the piece should hang 6 to 12 inches from the top of the furniture.

Giving the right amount of blank space for your wall art allows it to breathe and stand on its own. These considerations also help you avoid an overly busy space.

Match Your Frame of Mind

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Art is highly subjective and personal, so there are no steadfast rules on which pieces you should choose for your home. So it’s really up to you to decide if a given piece appropriately complements or contrasts your personal design.

  • Some homeowners prefer to hang artwork that blends in with their room’s overall theme and style. Selecting wall art that matches the rest of the space creates a sense of cohesion, both visually and emotionally.
  • Someone with a contemporary living room might be interested in large, abstract art pieces that become the focal point of the room. Or, they may choose pieces in unique shapes, such as circular wall art.
  • For those who want a statement piece, they might be interested in art that contains colours that contrast with their room’s colour palette.
  • Contrasting art adds a splash of colour and personality to a space. These pieces easily serve as a focal point for any room.

Reflect on Your Options

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When it comes to embellishing your walls, you are absolutely not resigned to hanging exclusively works of art. Consider other decorative wall accents, including ornate mirrors.

  • In addition to adding visual interest and variety to your wall decor, a large statement mirror can add depth and light to a room. This is especially ideal for small rooms or darker spaces, such as bathrooms, entryways and hallways.
  • Choose a decorative mirror that compliments the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve. For example, a large, simple, stand-alone mirror might be better suited for a minimal, modern space. On the other hand, a mirror with an intricate, distressed metal frame would be the perfect accent for a space with a rustic or mid-century style.
  • If you’re creating a gallery wall, considering incorporating a smaller, decorative mirror to add variety to the gallery.

Make Your Walls Worth Staring At

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Hanging wall art is a simple but powerful way to enhance the look of any room in your home, and add a touch of your unique personality and style to the space. The pieces you display should reflect who you are, and invoke a certain connection or feeling for you. The right artwork draws attention and can serve as conversation points whenever guests come over.

Check out Furniture.ca’s extensive collection of great wall art to get inspired.