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This is the third post about styling your home with art.
1. Decorate With Wall Art to Make Your Space Yours
Wall art can be anything.
It can be abstract painting or family photo, drawn illustration or stylized watercolor painting from photo. It can be memorable posters, interesting prints, photos with a heartfelt moment captured. It’s the art and your own personal items that make your space reflect you and your personality.
2. How to decorate with wall art? Show art objects that you love
Art isn’t just something that’s framed and hung on a wall.
Anything that has a funny story behind like a special souvenir brought from your recent trip or a photo gift from your friends can be used as your home decoration. If you love it then it is art and that’s how you begin to style your home.
3. Most Common Places for a Wall Art
Usually paintings, prints, photos are placed over the couch, sofa, bed. It also makes sense to hang it over the fireplace or a table, on the dining room wall, along a staircase wall.
4. Create Balance
For artwork above a couch or a table it should be about two-thirds the total width of the group of objects below. That way the visual weight of the art is balanced by the furniture.
The two-thirds rule will make both the artwork and the furniture below look and feel connected
By following main rules from Wall Art Size Guide you just can’t go wrong. Everything you hang on your walls will look just right.
5. Play Around with asymmetry
What if you don’t have artwork that would span that distance or maybe you just want something a little less predictable? Locating artwork off to one side is a great way to add a dynamic twist to artwork over furniture. In this case asymmetry is your friend.
Placing a series of art pieces off to one side is definitely trickier than just finding something that fits centered over top of the furniture. The most important thing about this kind of configuration is still the same balance and connection.
Asymmetry is great when you have an architectural element behind your furniture and it doesn’t allow for one large piece centered. One small wall art piece can make a big impact. Asymmetry can be exciting and dynamic. So play around. Move your hanging art over to the left or to the right and forget the 2/3 rule.
6. Try to Decorate with A Gallery Art Wall
Grouping special pieces together is a great way to display art and to tell a story.
7. Unexpected Places Are Perfect Spots For Wall Art
One of the ways to make your home full of interesting art is to place art in unexpected locations.
8. Don’t Stick With One Style
Always display art that you love not only because it looks great with your interior. It doesn’t matter what color it is, what genre it is, or anything like that.
The subject and style of the art should be its own thing. It doesn’t have to be modern if you have a modern space, or to be traditional in a traditional space. You can use colors not the same family as your color scheme.
9. Enjoy the process
That is how to decorate with wall art and be playful and add a little humor in decoration process. It’s still about making your space really yours and the basic rules to hanging art where you instantly create balance, unity and impact in a space.