Wall Art Inspiration

In design there are few things that will make or break your design regardless of how much time or money you spend on it.

One of those things is wall art. Because of this, wall art can be the most difficult part of the 'finishing touches.'

So, knowing all of that, I thought it would be great to do a post with a few tips and tricks!

TIP 1: REMEMBER THE RULE OF THREE'S


The mind naturally responds better to items placed in three, or thirds. Which is why when you see the pre-canned canvas prints at Target or Home Goods, you'll find that most of them are in multiples of three. This piece would be a great addition to any kitchen, or living room. Fun fact: The pineapple is seen as a symbol of welcoming and home. That's why you see a lot of pineapples carved into wood mantel pieces or paneling from the early 20th century! In order to achieve this look, I would recommend purchasing 3 of the 13x19 or 17x23 prints.

TIP #2: TELL A STORY

Little Deer & Fawn by Amy Hamilton

When you're selecting artwork, telling a story is a great way to catch the viewers attention. While above I mentioned the rule of threes, here, you don't need it because of the visual interest. Your brain already starts thinking of the fawn and what it's doing, how it got there, and can even place it in the woods.

TIP #3: DON'T BE AFRAID OF COLOR



Grab something lovely and don't be afraid of color! When in doubt, grab a piece that is like in color or a good contrast to your wall color and run with it. Center it in the available space and voila! Perfect statement piece!

TIP #4: GO BIG OR GO HOME



If you're thinking about going with only one picture on a large wall, GO BIG OR GO HOME. Don't get by with a small 18x18" print. Upgrade to at least 24x24" and let the piece speak for itself! Also, a piece like this doesn't necessarily have to match/contrast anything in your home. If it stays within your design aesthetic, it will end up being a piece that people talk about.

TIP #5: SMALL ROOM? GO MINIMALIST



My first apartment was 600 square feet...total. With a full kitchen, living room, a large master bedroom, and bathroom. You can imagine the space we had to put a dining room table. If you find yourself in a jam, go for a minimalist print like the one featured above. Something simple, easy to understand, and undeniably beautiful will add just the right touch versus overwhelming and over powering.

Tweet me (@cwhitney88) or leave a comment below with your favorite art piece in your home! I love seeing what other people are doing!


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