Why should there be rules displaying art? Is a good art wall really that important? I mean… is the whole point of art not being expressive, arty, different and thinking outside the box? Yep, for the artist. Not necessarily for you! Some people have a natural flair to display art or family photos, others have no idea where to start, and just hang paintings on available walls throughout their home. Your personality & design style definitely influence the way you should display your art in your home.
Let’s have a look at the styles of wall art we get:
Do you recognise your style? Can you mix different art walls throughout your home, or should you stick to one style? Let’s find out!
This works well with a vintage or informal style of design. This is perfect for the collector, or someone who needs to display all their travel memorabilia, as well as art work. The art is not necessarily expensive, but very personal to the home owner. The owner also tends to change the display regularly.
The grid layout is for the neat freak, or maybe the person who loves things to be symmetrical or even someone that loves a very modern home. This is especially popular for photo displays. Make sure the colour and size of the frames are all the same.
This is typical for someone that spent a lot of money on a big art work and wants the painting to be the centrepiece of the room.
Many of us have different paintings, canvasses or photos in different sizes and with different frame colours. Not all art walls need the frames to be in the same colours. This display works better if the pictures have more or less the same colours or theme. Not too important, as the way you display it will define the success. Practise the layout by arranging the art on the floor first to see how the overall look will be.
The art collector. Someone who wants the lux feeling of a gallery at home. The art is usually on the more expensive side and have specific lighting installed to complement the art.
Very informal, a combination of the Bohemian and the Eccentric. The difference is the use of shelves to display art. This is also the perfect solution for tenants.
BIG QUESTION: DO YOU STICK WITH ONE STYLE IN YOUR HOME?
No, you don’t have to. You can choose one or two styles that complement your home and then work with them. If however you are not a confident decorator, choose one style and make sure you become the master of that style!