Knowing how and where to use wall art in your home can be tricky if you’re not sure where to start.
A simple search of “wall art” brings up over 6 billion results on Google alone!
By now, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of using wall art around my home. It’s a tip I use when styling any surface or wall. Plus, it’s a cheap and fuss-free way to fill any gaps on your walls or surfaces.
In this guide, I’ll show you my top tips on how to choose art for your home.
So, let’s get cracking!
Gallery walls are one of the most common ways to use wall art in your home.
They are a great way to showcase your art and there are several ways to do it.
You could stick to a neutral or monochrome palette. Or choose 1-2 colours that tie your prints together. You can also go for a complete mismatch of colours! Go for whichever best suits your personal style.
What’s great is you don’t even just have to stick to actual art. You could use photographs, wallpaper cuttings, or anything else that you have lying around!
Shelves and surfaces
I absolutely love using prints when styling shelves – or any other surfaces for that matter. Using 2-3 prints of varying sizes works best and you can always switch them up with other prints from your home to keep them looking fresh.
It’s best to opt for varying sizes that are slightly smaller so they don’t overpower the surface and stick to a similar theme or colours to make it look cohesive!
Organise by room
If you’re not sure where to start, this tip is the one for you. Think about the room and its purpose.
For example, in the kitchen, you might go for some food or drink-related prints. Desenio is my favourite place for these! If you have spare worktop space, why not add a ‘coffee’ print next to your coffee machine? Or a laundry guide in your utility?
Whereas some relaxing prints in calming colours would work best in the bedroom.
I tend to use nature-related prints in bathrooms, such as the ocean or some plants.
I personally love how symmetrical wall art looks in a pair. Here, you want to opt for larger prints so you still get the impact. In our bedroom, we have two 50cmx70cm prints in a dark wooden frame, which sit above our bed perfectly.
Any smaller, and they would look a bit lost.
However, our bathroom is quite small, so the 50cmx70cm prints would have been too overpowering in this room. So we opted for two prints in 30cmx40cm instead.
If you’re wanting to use a pair of prints in your home, just think about the scale. My advice would be to measure some paper out to the size you’re wanting, and tac it to the wall. Then step back and take a look – does it look too big, too small, or just right?
Your gut usually will tell you straight away if it looks off.
Add some colour
Everyone’s homes are different – which is the beauty of interior design! How boring would it be if we all had identical styles? No thanks!
Some people prefer to decorate their homes in a more muted colour scheme, or just stick to neutrals, whereas others splash colour on every single surface.
Wherever you are on this scale – one extreme or somewhere in the middle – wall art can be a great way to add some colour to your home in a more subtle way.
I follow a lot of accounts who are neutral lovers (and their homes are GORGEOUS!) and use prints or wall art to add a pop of colour to a room, like the image above.
If you’re unsure how you feel about it, try using it in a room you don’t use as often, such as a spare bedroom or cloakroom.
I hope some of these tips are helpful – do let me know if you try any out! You can leave me a comment below or tag me on Instagram.
Thanks so much for reading!