Incorporating Wall Art Into Your Interior Design

Most of us have pictures on the wall, but how much thought did we give to actually placing wall art in our home? Too often wall art is very much an afterthought in our interior design plans. Whist it is always a great idea to buy wall art simply because you see it in the store and really like it, if you really want to incorporate art into your home, there does need to be some forward planning.

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Photo by Dushan and Miae

What often happens is that we give a lot of thought to the color scheme of the room. We then carefully pick the furniture and accessories for the room and arrange them thoughtfully. We are really pleased with the result. The we look at the walls and realize that we have given no thought at all to how we can use wall art in our overall design.

However, we really should think about wall art at the very start of working out our interior design ideas. It is an integral part and can be used to enhance the overall design. Wall art should not be an afterthought – it should be an important part of the design from the very start. Here are some of the things that you need to think about when integrating wall art seamlessly into your interior design to create a stunning overall effect for any living space.

Think About Wall Art as The Focus

This leads on from the point that you take your inspiration from the wall art, rather than trying to design a scheme around it. When you start your design you can decide that the focal point is your chosen piece of art work.

The first point that you have to consider in any interior design project is where your focal point should be. One of the easiest ways that you can choose and create your focal point is to use wall art. It is a very obvious device which is so often overlooked, but in so many ways it is the simplest way to start your interior design project.

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Photo by Neromonga

If you decide to make wall art the focal part of the interior design of the room, you need to make sure that you get the scale right for the size of the room. We are talking about a focal point here. It needs to be large enough so that it doesn’t get lost in the scheme, but not so large that it dominates the room and everything else gets lost.

You want to use wall art to draw the eye to the focal point of the room. You should see it as an opportunity to have the perfect setting for your favorite pieces of art. Until you have actually gone through the exercise of making your favorite art work the focal point of your room, it really is difficult to imagine how much easier this makes the whole task of redesigning your room. When you have worked in this way it is difficult to do anything else as it makes the process so much easier.

You don’t just have to use one piece of art to create the effect that you want. A very effective technique is to create a gallery wall. You can experiment putting different pieces together on the wall. They can either be matching or contrasting pieces. It can be a lot of fun working out which wall art works in a gallery style setting. Let your imagination run wild and experiment with putting different pieces together.