Choosing Art Pieces for your Living Space

Home Art 101: Choosing Art Pieces for your Living Space

Designing your home is a fun and enjoyable experience. However, it can be easily overwhelming if you do not have a clear vision of the vibe you want your home to exude. To avoid having diverse ideas that lack harmony and aesthetic balance, you need to be very careful when it comes to choosing art pieces for every nook and cranny in your home.

First off, think about the colors and patterns of your walls as this will serve as the main canvas of your art piece. Bear in mind that you don’t just choose colors at random. While you may have a strong preference for your favorite color, you also need to consider that colors affect people’s’ feelings and mindset. Yellow is the color of cheerfulness and positivity. Red is the color of excitement. Purple is for creativity. Choosing the right color equates to influencing a certain vibe for the space you are designing. From there, you can start picking out the art pieces you want to display.

To start choosing art pieces to display in your home, think of each of the rooms you want to design and visualize the theme you want to achieve for that particular space. This might be easier if you think along the lines of functionality. Close your eyes and imagine the kitchen, the bedroom, the home office, the bathroom, and the living room – how do you want that space to appeal to you visually when you enter its premises? Specifically, what kind of art decors do you want to see there?

Art pieces in your kitchen

A lot of people overlook the importance of putting art pieces in the kitchen. This may be due to a myriad of reasons. But regardless of those, you need to consider that the kitchen is the heart of your home, therefore putting art pieces in your kitchen is often ideal.

If you don’t know where to start, keep an eye out for countertops of the spaces above the kitchen cabinets. Visualize how best to position your art piece in this area. Work towards using accents to complement the space instead of overwhelming it with an accent that is too strong or too bold.

When looking out for the ideal art piece for your kitchen area, remember that this part of the house is typically the most frequently visited spot. Consider the amount of foot traffic in the kitchen, it is best to go for simple accents.

Art pieces in the bedroom

Art pieces in the bedroomIf you are into personalized art pieces, the bedroom is the best place to display your collection. Other than that, remember also that the bedroom is a space for relaxation. So when hanging art pieces in the bedroom, go for the ones that have a soothing appeal to it. Simple frames work well when putting art pieces in the bedroom. When it comes to placement, as much as possible, position your chosen art piece at eye level directly over the bed or on the wall opposite the bed.

Art pieces for your home office

A lot of homes nowadays have spaces specifically created or converted into a home office. If you have one at your place, know that you can use your artistic streak to make your home office look visually appealing without losing its conduciveness for work. A good way to achieve this is to put a hanging ledge shelf over your work shelf. From there, you can design the shelf however you want it. You could use it to put together your art collection or any assortment of art pieces that you find interesting.

Art pieces for the bathroom

Art pieces for the bathroomEvery nook and cranny of your home deserves a piece of art displayed on the walls or on whatever surface you can use for art displays. The bathroom is no exception. But before going into designing your bathroom with an assortment of art pieces, you need to identify the vibe of the bathroom depending on its primary function.

If the bathroom you’re designing is for the common powder room, you might want to stack in some fun and bright pieces. On the other hand, if you’re designing a master’s bathroom, opt for more serene and soothing art pieces. Bathroom art is strategically placed over the toilet or the bathroom hooks.

Art pieces for the living room

Last but certainly not the least is the living room. When putting art pieces in your living room, you can experiment with one large and prominent piece. This piece will have a strong emphasis if it’s set off by an empty space or a white wall. If you prefer something different, you could also put up a gallery wall.

Since the living room is that one place in your home that will be most frequented by guests, you will want to exert more effort into designing this area. Don’t constrain yourself into thinking that living room art is exclusively about framed art. You can also exhibit other forms of art as long as it goes with the overall color and character of your home.

Art pieces for the kids’ corner

 kids’ cornerIf you have kids at home, it is necessary to include their interests, preferences, and convenience when designing your living space. We know it’s not easy to design a cozy and classy home when you have kids around, but rest assured that there are some practical ways to go about this.

Assuming that you have already chosen and started designing your home according to your own preferences in style and comfort, the best way to incorporate a space for your kids is to add a kids’ corner where they can lounge and relax whichever way they please. You can design this space with soft cushions and carpeted floor for maximum comfort and safety. As for putting art in this particular area, you could go for hanging art pieces that have bold colors and interesting patterns. Better yet, you could choose among their best artworks, put it in a frame and hang it on the wall. Another idea is to paint a wall mural of a character or a pattern that they are fond of.

The possibilities are endless, you just need to allow your imagination to run free and let your creativity run its course.


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