Choosing the right art work for your home can be daunting. It’s tempting to go with the generic art that the furniture store has hung next to the new couch and chair set you just purchased. You know the piece hanging in the store goes with your new furniture set, it isn’t offensive to the eyes and the idea of taking the time to find the “right artwork” seems like an arduous task; so why not take the easy way out and just go with what the furniture store suggests? I’ll tell you why not…
The art you choose to hang in your home expresses who you are to your guests. Do you really want to tell your guests that you are generic and boring? I didn’t think so. When you’re choosing the artwork for your home you want to go with pieces that speak to you. If you take a look around our online art gallery you can start to get an idea of what styles really speak to you. We carry museum quality oil paintings to match any aesthetic. On the Oil Paintings Gallery website you’ll find completely hand-painted abstract paintings, famous paintings and many more hand-crafted paintings on canvas in all different styles, colors and sizes. Once you have an idea of what speaks to you, there are quite a few other factors to consider. I’ll lay out a couple of the most important considerations to keep in mind when choosing the paintings you’ll hang in your home for at least the next few years.
Color is key, but not necessarily the MOST important factor when choosing the right artwork for your home. You want the color scheme of your painting to complement and enhance the design scheme of the room. One way to do this is to stay in the same color family as the accent pieces of the room. But there is another consideration when it comes to color: you want to choose a color scheme that goes with the vibe of the room. Cool and serene colors like blues and greens are perfect for rooms meant for relaxation, while warmer more welcoming tones are better suited for the entryways and living rooms that greet your guests when they first enter your home.
The room should inform the tone of the artwork. Generally speaking, bolder statement pieces work best in living rooms and lounge-type rooms while more subdued and comforting pieces work best in bedrooms.
Scale is important. You want each piece to match the size and shape of the wall it’s going to hang on. If you have an extra-large wall in need of adornment, don’t be afraid to hang an extra-large painting there. Did you find a few different small pieces that you absolutely love but only have one large blank wall left? Maybe a collage of the different small pieces would work here. Get creative and stay proportionate.
In the end the most important thing to keep in mind is this: You have to look at this artwork day in and day out so make sure you’re buying something you love. The best pieces fit your personality and make you feel good whenever you look at them.