Wall Art information
The right piece of wall art can transform a room from drab to fab, change the overall look and introduce a more personal element to the space.
Choose the wall or walls you want to use first and decide what sizes of art will work best. Oversized frames can look impressive when hung alone but can dwarf the rest of the room if it is small. In a space like a spare bedroom, opt for a couple of medium-sized frames or canvases hung side by side to create a feeling of symmetry and a smart, hotel finish.
A gallery wall is another stylish way to decorate a large bare space. Simply choose a number of different sizes, frame types and canvases and place them in an eclectic fashion on the wall. This effect creates a focal point and is a great way to introduce different mediums. Mix up abstract art with photographic prints, wall hangings and textured materials as well as canvas prints and frames.
The subject of the art you choose is totally up to your style, but should reflect the room’s atmosphere. Monochrome line drawings and geometric shapes are great mood-setters for dining rooms and smart urban lounges, while abstract colour pieces create a soothing space in the bedroom.
Photography – either landscape or portrait – work very well in corridors and on the walls of staircases. Keep them to a theme or mix and match them according to black and white, colour and sepia tones.