You want your house to look at its absolute best, both inside and out. This means choosing the best artwork to display within your home as well. However, you want to make sure you are selecting pieces that work within the overall motif of your home and work perfectly with the lighting and windows. This guide will assist you in finding the best fine art image to display.
Don’t Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole
Let’s start with the most obvious tip. Too often, come across people who simply love a particular art piece, but it just does not work in their home. Whether it is the furniture selected, the way that windows or overhead lights shine in the room, or the colours of carpeting or walls, this piece just does not fit. However, they will go for it anyway.
A beautiful fine art image should be an accent to your home. What I want you to consider is that this piece, while exquisite, is not always intended to be the entire showcase. Find a piece that both speaks to you, and one that really fits within the look of your room.
Look for a Style
You have chosen an overall style for your home. This includes colours, furnishings, plants, and other adornments that make your home look its best. What this means is that you should choose art images that fit that style. There are clearly pieces that are going to work best within your home, and you want to make sure that you are choosing those types of pieces.
This does not mean that you are unable to be bold. You can choose exciting displays that highlight your living room, bedroom, or other space. However, you want something that fits within the style of your home. If the style of the room is rather exciting, finding an exciting piece works perfectly.
What Is the Purpose of Your Art Piece?
The next thing to ask yourself is what is the purpose of this art piece. Is it intended to be a focal point in your space? If that is true, you can choose a piece that is a little bolder. After all, you want it to stand out.
However, consider that if the piece is too bold and does not fit within the other furnishings of your room, then it will clash. What this says is that you want something that draws attention to it but does not overwhelm the space.
Where and How Big?
As you are browsing images, determine what size and where the image will be displayed. As a recommendation, choosing a 40 inch (101.6cm) sized print is a sure bet that the print will fit on most walls but also be large enough to see all the detail and colour in the photograph. You may also find that two pieces work perfectly for you. For example, say you have a king-sized bed with a plain headboard, instead of having one large piece over the headboard, maybe two images would work for you and allows you to choose images that fit you and your partner. Or, perhaps a multi-panel split prints available on selected images.
One important note is to make sure you measure the space where you would place the art piece before you purchase it. The last thing you want is a piece that is either too small or too big. Sadly, this can give an unappealing look.
Do You Want Canvas, Framed, or Frameless?
The material used for the art piece comes down to both personal preferences and the style of your home.
On the website we offer print only, framed canvas, framed print and frame-less acrylic. As for the frame colour options, we offer white, black, oak and mocha. You can read more about the products in the product info section.
Black and white is often chosen because of its classic and elegant, fine-art look and works in most settings. However, mocha, for example, may offer a more complete look to a room with more timber furnishings.
Frameless acrylic is a more modern and contemporary way to display fine art without any distraction of coloured frames and really brings home the ‘wow’ factor.
Light and Windows
This is really part of the discussion of the material used, but I chose to put it in a separate category for you. If you are looking for a great art piece that fits your room, one of the most important considerations is the lighting around it.
It is recommended not to place framed prints directly across from a window, as the reflection may be too distracting. If directly across from a window is the place you have decided you’d like to hang an artwork, something like a framed canvas print may be best as it will offer no reflection whatsoever. Even still, frameless acrylic is created using perspex which is far less reflective (by up to 90%!).
These types of things can assist you in finding the perfect piece for yourself. While you want to consider the artist, the piece’s longevity, and the image itself, these tips help you choose an art image that will accent your space.