We all know those timeless, iconic interior designs. You know, the ones with minimalist décor and a spacious feel, all metal and glass, with the Andy Warhol replicas on the wall. Many people simply look at interiors like this and feel nothing but envy, saying to themselves, “I couldn’t possibly afford anything even remotely like this,” or “It only looks so good because it’s a good photo with excellent lighting.” But let’s take a closer look, shall we? 

So maybe you don’t have a penthouse, replete with luxurious metal profiles and beautiful glazings, but you may just have the wall space to put up some wall art. It’s amazing how much of a difference that can make, turning an interior from dreary and drab to intriguing and stylish. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “How do I choose a wall décor?” Read on to get some tips on how to choose art for your home. 

Choose the Right Wall Art for the Right Room 

The first question we should be asking ourselves when it comes to wall décor is: how do interior designers choose art? Well, interior designers ask themselves several theoretical questions about what kind of space they want to decorate, its function, and the style they want to create there. One useful criterion that you can adopt to choose wall art is the given room’s function. Perhaps you’d like something more dynamic or audacious in your living room, as opposed to say, your bathroom, where you’ll be looking for simpler, flowery or leafy patterns.  

In the end, it’s up to you, and everything depends on the style and vibe you’re going for, so don’t let yourself get boxed in by tired old motifs. Try to draw inspiration from multiple sources. Here are some pieces of travel posters art that evoke the theme of travel to get your creative juices flowing. 

Kyoto Japan
Kyoto Japan
Los Angeles California
Los Angeles California
Rome Italy
Rome Italy
Travel to Kyoto
Travel to Kyoto
Los Angeles Travel Poster
Los Angeles Travel Poster
Rome
Rome
Travel Themed Wall Art
Travel Themed Wall Art
Vintage NY Travel Poster
Vintage NY Travel Poster
Travel Poster les Pyrenees
Travel Poster les Pyrenees
Canadian Pacific Vintage Travel Poster
Canadian Pacific Vintage

There is more than one way to approach the subject of wall décor, even when considering the function of a given room. Let’s take bathrooms for example. A downstairs powder room will perhaps have more flamboyant and adventurous wall art than a master bathroom, where a more quiet and diminished style might be preferable. 

When Choosing Wall Art, Make Good Use of Your Wall Space 

When you think about how to choose wall art for your home, one critical thing to keep in mind is that you need to manage your wall space. You want to occupy part of your walls with art, but you also definitely want to keep some space open, so that your interior does not feel cluttered (unless you’re going for that maximalist interior style, in which case - go wild!).

If you’re going for a soothing vibe, it may be a good idea to leave more space open to further soften the peaceful tone of your wall art. Posters inspired by nature can be a good idea, like these: 
Summer Flight
Summer Flight
Purple calm
Purple calm
Forest
Forest

It is perhaps most important to consider the relationship between empty and filled wall space when arranging wall art that is more dynamic. The proper centering, wall margins, and the play between the color of the wall and the colors in the art all play a substantial role in whether a piece will work well in a room. 

Set the Mood in Your Home - For Yourself, Above All 

A common mistake people make is that they arrange their interior décor around the impression they want to make on their guests, but they forget they themselves will be the ones who will be living in their own home. So, when decorating your bedroom, for example, you should choose light, calming, pastel tones in your wall art.

Large pieces are perfectly fine in master bedrooms, and popular locations to put them include the wall behind the bed and the wall facing the bed. Below are some light, pastel-colored suggestions for the wall that will ground you when you wake up in the morning and go to bed at night. 
Tropical Jungle
Tropical Jungle
Black Flamingo
Black Flamingo
Lake Sunrise
Lake Sunrise

As always, you decide what will work best for you. Don’t let designer-speak or artsy mumbo jumbo define what you want or intimidate you into blind submission to the mundane (although it’s still worth taking some pointers from the pros from time to time). Be yourself. 

Framing is Non-trivial 

One often overlooked aspect of choosing art for your home is how to frame it. Frames are very often a defining feature of art, and you should choose frame styles and colors that complement the style and colors in the given room. Sometimes, no frame or a minimalistic frame is the answer. Experiment all you need until you find the right balance between art, frame, open wall space and your furniture. Try imagining some frames to go with these floral-themed posters:

Floral Fruity Themed Wall Art
Now think where, if anywhere, you would put them in your home. Imagine your solutions in your mind’s eye. Getting the hang of visualizing your ideas like this will be of major help as you pick out wall art. 

Don’t Forget About the Kitchen! 

Turns out the room where a lot of people spend most of their time when at home is the kitchen. For many, the kitchen is a place of fruitful labor (that you get to eat later) and a sanctuary where one can decompress and forget the burdens of work and social life. Or, on the contrary, it may be a place to socialize with friends as one perfects a recipe in good company. Either way, the kitchen is perhaps where choosing the right wall art is most important.

Herbs and Spices 1
Herbs and Spices 1
Pancakes Recipe
Pancakes Recipe
Coffee Beans
Coffee Beans
Art with witty or inspiring quotes is probably encountered most commonly in kitchens. Just don’t choose something overly complex or expansive. Small, unimposing and uncomplicated - these are words to go by when choosing art for your kitchen. Kitchen wall art should be something that never fails to inspire you or cheer you up - and we think food posters are a good idea to put in your kitchen.
Check out different art styles and discover what works for you and your home. It’s not particularly difficult to follow the lead of your taste and your interests, but it can be challenging to find the perfect fit. Don’t let yourself be intimidated though. Interior décor can and should always be perceived as a work perpetually in progress. 

We hope that we managed to help you (even if just a little) to choose wall art for your home.

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