The question that people often ask who don’t have a lot of experience with decorating, such as those that just got their first home, or those that don’t know that much about art, is how they should choose art for their home. The truth is that as it’s your own home you can decorate however you please, if that’s what makes you happy, but if you have a critical eye and want to improve your home decor and impress your friends, then you should consider our advice.
Don’t get anything that is going to be too big or too small for the wall on which you’re thinking about hanging the piece. A single small painting on a big wall makes that artwork more like a wart and less like an earring, so it just doesn’t do it justice. On the other hand a huge painting on a wall that’s too small for it is too distracting and overwhelming for the space. Also, you should put pieces together that are similar in size. They don’t have to be both exactly that same, but putting something really small next to something big often looks strange.
Match Complementary Colors
Consider the color of your walls, furniture, and other artwork in the room before you make a commitment to buy a piece of art. You don’t want colors that clash, instead look for complementary colors and shades. If you’re not confident in your ability to match colors, then go for something that’s likely to match anything, like neutral colors, or black & white like our Palm Trees.
For example, not every kitchen on Earth needs a painting of fruit, a wine bottle, or a cartoon Italian chef. There are better ways to evoke the energy of the kitchen, such as through the use of bright colors, and less obvious allusions to food or eating. We think our Angelina is a great example of how to use Pop Art.
Spread your artwork out across the room, and across your home. If there are walls that don’t have anything on it while other walls are completely covered, that’s going to make the whole room feel imbalanced. Try to consistently space your art pieces evenly from each other.
Think about the Theme
Even if the colors match, you should consider style and theme as well. Some pieces just aren’t going to work together, particularly in a small space. For example, Hidden Lion will likely pair better with Tropical Leopard than with our London White.
Our advice is a loose guide you may choose to follow, not a mandatory code of rules. Keep in mind that this is your opportunity to make your living space reflective of not just your personal tastes, but also of your personality, that there’s no reason to be too shy to make your home into the space you really want. So let loose- be creative and expressive! If there’s two pieces that you really love that putting together might conflict with some of our suggestions, then do what makes the most sense for you and what makes you happy, that’s what’s really important.