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4 Tips For Choosing Artwork For Your Home

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Art is an essential home accessory that can enhance the look of your home & furniture, whether in the living room or bedroom. But how do you begin the process of choosing the right piece?

The awareness and appreciation of art as an essential home accessory has grown in recent years, be it as part of your bedroom, dining or living room furniture. Hanging artwork in your home can provide a(n):

  • Instant color palette
  • Focal point
  • Sense of texture to your rooms
  • Sense of completion to your home decor

At BEMODERN, we have a wide range of quality home furniture and accessories, including artwork, mirrors, and more, to help bring a fresh, unique perspective into your home.


How to Choose the Right Artwork For Your Home

Like all aspects of your home decor, be it the furniture or the color of your walls, art is a very personal choice and should reflect your unique personality and sense of taste.

Don’t know where to start? If you are feeling slightly overwhelmed about how to choose the right art piece, consider these 5 tips:

1. Measure your space

Before buying any artwork, be it a framed canvas print or a photograph, make sure to measure the space where it will sit to help identify what size artwork you should invest in.

Keep in mind the size of these other elements as you think about what size art to choose:

The Wall

Before buying an art piece, think about the dimensions of your wall and its orientation.

Tall, narrow walls will work best with art of a similar shape. Horizontal wall spaces work best with landscape-oriented artwork.

The Room

A piece of oversized artwork in a smaller room may create a bold focal point. However, a small piece may get lost in a large room.

**Consider grouping several smaller pieces together to create a larger display to match the scale of the room**


The basic rule of thumb is that artwork should be no wider than ¾ of the width of the furniture below it

Other Artwork

You can create visual interest in a room by grouping several pieces of art together. Group artwork of the same size for a clean, geometric feel, or experiment with varied sizes to add depth and texture to the room.

2. Make it the focal point of the room

Once you’ve found the right artwork, do your best to highlight it. Allow it to be the focal point of the room by:

  • Selecting an abstract art piece with bold gestures and striking colors
  • Considering a panoramic painting or picture
  • Framing it with your furniture
  • Picking a statement subject

Artwork is one of the most invaluable assets in the world of home decor, allowing you to add color and pattern to your home in a unique way. By making it stand out among your other home accessories, it gives you a chance to show off your creative flair and express your individuality.

3. Color is key

Pick artwork that contains some of your room’s more attention-grabbing colors. Take into account your wall color, furnishings, pillows and curtains to create a palette of colors to look for in your art pieces.

At our Calgary decor store, we have a wide range of home accessories and artworks in various styles and colors to help you achieve all your home aesthetic goals.


4. Light it Up

The importance of lighting up your artwork cannot be overemphasized. Dimly lit artwork will not only look dull and muted, it will also lose impact. Some lighting tips you may want to consider to make your artwork pop include:

  • Create layers of light (using ceiling lights, table lights and floor lamps)
  • Switch to LED lights
  • Avoid hanging paintings in direct natural light
  • Make your lighting appear incidental and allow the artwork to take centre stage

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Whether you are looking for exciting home accessories or comfortable & luxurious living room furniture, our Calgary home furniture store has a wide range of affordable and quality products to turn your house into a home.

To find out more, call our home decor store at 403-252-1110 or fill in our online contact form.

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