Artwork is the easiest way for you to inject your personality into your home. Yes is can be tricky to know what will work best where, how to frame a certain piece and complementing styles of artwork with existing pieces of furniture and decor. However it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to get a fabulous look and lots of style!
First of all think about the flow in your home and the major walls that you see as you walk around your space, these are the walls for display. Be realistic when choosing a piece for a certain wall, large artwork needs room in and around the area so you can appreciate it properly, smaller pieces can be grouped together to fill a wall. If you are grouping a number of pieces link them by framing them in a similar way, or by choosing artworks that are the same size.
Think about colour, scale, subject and style. For instance, if you have a very traditional piece of artwork in a super contemporary space this may feel awkward. If a picture is a lot smaller than the wall you hang it on it can feel lost. Fill your walls, choose styles that work with the style of your rooms, and complement the other colours in your space through your artwork and framing.
In terms of sourcing your artwork there are many ways to do this. There are various online websites such as Canvas & Canvas, Urban Road and United Artworks that all provide you with lots of choice at affordable prices. If you want something a little more unique then look to local galleries, and up and coming artists, most of these guys are open to you commissioning a piece for your home if you can’t find anything that works in their galleries. Opt for something you adore and build from there.
Lastly have fun with your artwork, after all it is a strong representation of you. Let it be surprising, either in the subject of the works, or how and where you hang it. It might not be the first thing you see when you walk into a space, if clustering you may hang from knee height upwards. It may not be a traditional piece of artwork but a collection of cherished items hung on a wall such as vintage handbags, or old wooden shoe trees to create an unusual installation.