How to Select Wall Art?
There are many types of artwork, from reproductions and iterations of original pieces to high-quality original artwork. These tips will help you create the biggest impact, no matter your personal taste.
Tips for Selecting Wall Art:
Match the Artwork Size to Your Space
The size and shape of your wall will influence how big your print will need to be. Do you have a wide space or entryway? As a rule, your piece should take up two-thirds to three-quarters of the wall. Or, if you’re hanging artwork over furniture, your print should be three quarters of the width of your furniture, or it will feel too small for the space.
Match the Art Work to Your Decor
Selecting the perfect print for your space for example, if your walls or your décor feature beautiful blues, you could choose a piece like Ningaloo, with its navy background and cool cobalt accents to highlight the tones in the room and make them pop.
Align the Orientation to Your Wall
Sometimes you can make a big impact in a room that only has a small wall space available. The space between windows or doors might be tall and thin, so select a print with the same orientation to match, or in slightly larger spaces above the bed or desk hang a series of smaller, rectangular framed work above one another to give this visual aesthetic:
Select the Style That’s Meaningful To You
When you’re selecting a piece for your home, office, café or business, consider what the piece means to you, and to your potential customers. What will the print mean to those who’ve never seen it before? What kind of impact do you want to make? You might like something vivid and colourful from Pop artist and designer, Malika Favre. Or you might find the code artwork of generative artist, Zach Lieberman fascinating. Find your style by researching artists that align with who you are and what you want to say. Each will have their own signature style, series and favoured printing method.