Incorporating Artwork Into Your Home Decor

March 29, 2017

Spring is known as a season of renewal and rebirth, which is why it can be a perfect time of the year for reorganizing or redecorating at home. As you go through your spring cleaning rituals, it can be fun to rearrange — or rediscover — some of the artwork you’ve collected throughout the years.

Art is very much a combination of personal taste and design, so it’s difficult to give specific instructions on how you should incorporate it into your home. But I can offer a few tips for you to keep in mind when selecting and displaying those pieces of art.

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First, don’t try to do too much in your space. Select one or two pieces of art that can serve as an inspiration point or focal point for your overall room design. If you have multiple pieces on multiple walls, they start competing against each other and can become distracting. You want your artwork to reflect and compliment the feeling and the colors used in the room, not work against them.

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Also consider the space you have to work within. A good rule of thumb is to fill two thirds to three quarters of the space you have available. When it comes to artwork or wall decor, bigger is always better. Be sure you’re selecting pieces that are the correct size!

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Now that you’ve got your pieces selected, it’s time to hang them! Always hang artwork with the center at eye level. My personal rule of thumb is positioning the item four to six inches up from the piece of furniture it is hanging above.

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If you don’t want to use one large piece of art, consider creating a gallery wall of smaller prints grouped together to take the place of one large item. Just make sure the frames have a consistency to them, and that the combination of prints fill the same amount of space that one large piece would.

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Finally, the only real rule in collecting and displaying art is that there are no hard and fast rules. Buy what you love, what makes you happy when you look at it, and what reflects the design of your space.

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If you need help shopping for or selecting artwork for you home, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for assistance! Send me an e-mail, message me on Houzz or stop by our studio in Toringdon Circle Shopping Center.

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