The one thing that can elevate a home instantly…
I love choosing artwork for the home. Artwork can make such a difference to a home, which is why I love to invest in. Except you don’t have to spend a lot to get some gorgeous pieces of artwork for your home. One of my favourite places to get artwork from is super affordable. A great place for choosing artwork for your home without breaking the bank. What more could you ask for?
Choosing artwork for your home can be daunting sometimes but really shouldn’t. It’s one of the best things you can do for decorating a home and the steps are truly simple to follow. Here are my top tips for choosing the perfect artwork for your humble abode…
GO BIG OR GO HOME.
I think I say this about every accessory that you can add to your home, but go big with your artwork. It will look super luxe and expensive and give your walls the illusion that they are bigger than they actually are. The biggest frames that I have are 70 cm x 50 cm and they are perfect for our tall walls. I love making a statement with one large piece on it’s own (like the one over my rattan chair) or two together (like in my kitchen). Desenio has the best oak frames (and prints!), Ikea also.
THINK ABOUT COHESION THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME.
Whilst you don’t want your home to be too matchy-matchy, you want a sense of coordination of interior style. Prints can help create this from one room to another. Whether this is the same frames throughout your home or a similar colour within each print, adding a little cohesion will give your home a more elevated look. For our home, I like the mixture of neutrals and grey hints, which has allowed me to go from the graphic prints to the illustrations from our kitchen to our living room.
Where you place your art can make such a difference to your room. I love a print that stands proud in a room, much like the two prints in my kitchen. However, I love creating a small moment, artwork that is not noticeable to the eye at first. In my living room, there’s a small gap between my front door and my window. In this section, I have two small neutral prints that don’t stand out but complement the space.
With a rental property, artwork can be very useful for hiding anything unsightly that you don’t want showing. In our bedroom, I have one large print that helps hide the wires from a wall light that we removed and naturalised. So if there’s a wall that in your rental home that you need hiding, stick a print up and watch it shine!