Why Wall Art is so Important in Interior Design
All too often in Interior Design, wall art is treated as an afterthought. Something that is only thought about once the paint on the wall has dried and the last piece of furniture is in. Even then it is sometimes not thought about at all!
Here at Frames.co.uk though we firmly believe that if you relegate wall art and custom size photo frames to the side lines of your interior design project then you are missing out on an awesome design opportunity. In fact, we think that wall art should be your starting point for your interior design scheme and not something that is left to the end!
However, we appreciate that not everyone feels the way we do about wall art, and that some people are a little bamboozled by the options available to them. After all, when you purchase ready made frames uk you are purchasing something that is going to hang on your wall for life.
So, we have pulled together this guide for you showing you how to choose pieces that will fit in with your existing décor - giving you a harmonious interior.
Think about your colour palette
Choosing a colour palette can be one of the most difficult parts of an interior design project as there are a huge amount of paint shades available and so it can be difficult to narrow down the colours you want to live with in your home.
So, instead of buying endless tested pots and painting stripes on your wall, why not start with finding a piece of wall art that you love instead? Once you find a print or picture you cannot live without, this will give you a starting point that you can use as the inspiration for the rest of your rooms colour palette.
Look closely at your chosen piece and pick out two or three colours that you want to focus on, and have one as the dominant shade and the others as highlights. Then look for items in these colours to decorate your space with. You can guarantee then, that everything will go together and your home will look highly polished.
Create a focal point
One of the most basic rules of interior design is to create a focal point in every room. This is a single design element that draws the eye and gives your guests an idea of what to expect in the rest of the house. Some people choose to do this with wallpaper or a large TV, but we think a striking piece of wall art is the perfect choice.
You could have your favourite piece of art hung above your bedhead or drawing the eye towards the fireplace in your lounge. Or you could spice up your dining area with a gallery wall or create a cosy feel in your living room with a selection on tactile wall hangings. The choice is yours.
One important thing to keep in mind when choosing a piece of art to be a focal point, is the size. If you have large furniture and large walls then a small piece will get lost and look out of place, whereas if your home is on the cosy side then a large piece may dominate the space in a bad way. Make sure you measure your space carefully so that you know how much room you have at your disposal.
Brings texture to your space
Not all wall art is two dimensional – you can find wall art in a variety of different mediums to allow you to bring some texture into your space.
You don’t have to just go with prints or paintings, you can look at art pieces such as shadow boxes or sculptures to enable you to add some depth to your room. If you prefer a modern piece, you may even want to consider a mixed media piece that includes digital art and screens.
The extra bits of texture you add with a piece like this can add some visual weight to your interior, which can help you to determine the feel of a room and its tone. Smooth textures, for example, can make a room feel aloof and sleek, whereas rougher textures can make a space feel grounded and intimate.
Add a finishing touch to your home
Some of the less well put together interiors we have seen feel a little unfinished around the edges and probably have just plain white walls.
Wall art is that missing element that can add a finishing touch to any space by helping to pull it together and feel complete. It can be a little addition to a room that takes it from a functional looking space to something that looks like it could be on the cover of an interior’s magazine.
The key to succeeding at this is to choose a piece of art that fits with the existing decorating style in the room – after all if you are already happy with the space you live in choosing a complementary piece of art will mean you are able to live with it for years to come.
As you can see, wall art does not need to be the last thing you think about when you are decorating a space – in fact we think it should be the first thing you think about. This is because when you choose your art carefully it can provide you with an excellent framework with which to plan the rest of your space. If you take into account all of the points we have made above you should up with an interior that looks amazingly well put together.
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