How to turn your home into an artistic haven
A splash of colour. A hint of elegance. The sense of being at home. What do these things all have in common? Well, for one thing, they’re just a few of the by-products of adding wall art prints to your interior design. Don’t know where to begin? No worries, we’ll take you through some of the best ways you can use wall art to make your home really pop!
Sure, you could invest in some original artwork, maybe a print of a famous painting, but there’s no better way of introducing a personal touch to your home than by decorating your walls with your own photographs. By decorating with images of your friends and family, as well as those snaps you’re just super proud of, you can make your home a true representation of your artistic spirit.
There’s lots of different types of wall décor to explore. A personalised canvas is a fantastic way of framing your top shots, adding a splash of colour to any wall that’s in sore need of some jazzing up, while acrylic prints are the ideal addition to a contemporary design. It’s really up to you – with a bit of imagination and your own discerning eye, you’ll have a home that’s fit for the finest art connoisseur in absolutely no time!
When you add some decoration to your walls, it’s important that you don’t forget to mix and match your colours correctly. After all, colour clashes are one of the easiest ways that you can undo all your hard work. So, which colours go well together? Here’s a few of our fave colour combos!
- Grey and mahogany is a fetching mix of both cool and warm tones
- Blue and green, this is where you can have fun playing with lots of different shades
- Lavender and grey makes for a gorgeously calming palette
- Aubergine and green two rich colours for twice the impact, and they look great on textiles
- Blue and grey, another calming duo with a charming nautical feel
If you can manage to complement your wall with your photo prints and vice versa, you’ll bring a whole new dimension to your interior design that adds a heady dose of sophistication to your home.
Don’t forget about size when you’re playing around with your wall art. It’s important that you don’t have too many small pieces taking up space on your walls since it can end up looking a little cluttered. If there’s a lot going on in the room, it might be better to go for one large print poster instead – it’s a great way of playing with proportions. On the other hand, you don’t want to overwhelm the space with a massive piece of artwork that totally dominates the room’s aesthetic. It’s a fine balancing act, but sometimes it just comes down to a bit of trial and error. More trial than error, we hope!
There’s loads of different ways that you can dress up your walls in a fun and innovative way. You don’t have to stick to the same old photo frames if you don’t want to! Hang your photos up on a wire mesh, or make them cascade down your walls by connecting them all up with some string. The placement of your wall art is also important. Hang them in a salon style – starting with a focal piece and working your way outwards – to instantly spruce up your walls, or hang them in a grid style to create a smart look with lots of smaller pieces of wall art.
Of course, you don’t just have to stick with photographs and paintings – although they’re the cornerstone of great wall décor – you can bring in other elements that really add an edge to your home’s design. From oversized mirrors and blackboards to metallic artwork and tapestries, there are loads of unconventional wall décor solutions that you can use to really up the ante when it comes to your interior design.
Feel like zhushing up your walls with a nice piece of personalised wall art? Hopefully you’ve got lots of great ideas from this article – you’ll be well on your way to creating your very own artistic haven in no time!