How to Choose the Perfect Artwork for Your Room

How to Choose the Perfect Artwork for your Room

Choosing the perfect artwork for a room involves considering various factors such as the room's purpose, existing décor, color schemes, the size and placement of the artwork, and personal tastes. Here's some tips to give you an idea on how to create the perfect room with a perfect artwork:

1. Understand the Room's Purpose and Style

Room Function

  • Living Room: Often a focal point, choose bold, statement pieces that reflect the room's social nature.
  • Bedroom: Opt for calming, serene artwork to promote relaxation.
  • Kitchen: Choose vibrant, energetic pieces that can withstand frequent cleaning and moisture.
  • Office: Select motivational or thought-provoking art that fosters productivity and inspiration.

Room Style

  • Modern: Minimalist and abstract pieces often complement a modern décor.
  • Traditional: Classic landscapes, portraits, or still lifes work well.
  • Eclectic: Feel free to mix different styles and mediums for a vibrant look.
  • Rustic: Nature-inspired or vintage art pieces fit perfectly.

2. Consider the Existing Décor and Color Scheme

Color Harmony

  • Complementary Colors: Choose art that complements or contrasts with the room's color scheme. Use a color wheel to find complementary colors.
  • Monochromatic: Artwork in shades of the same color as the room creates a harmonious look.
  • Accent Colors: Use artwork to introduce or highlight accent colors in the room.

3. Size and Placement


  • Large Spaces: Big, bold pieces or multiple artworks in a gallery wall arrangement can fill the space and make a statement.
  • Small Spaces: Smaller pieces or a single statement piece can prevent the room from feeling overcrowded.


  • Eye Level: Generally, artwork should be hung at eye level, which is around 57-60 inches from the floor.
  • Above Furniture: When hanging art above furniture, ensure there is a 6-12 inch gap between the bottom of the frame and the top of the furniture.

4. Frame and Presentation

  • Choose frames that complement both the artwork and the room's décor. Frames can range from sleek and modern to ornate and traditional.
  • Matting can add depth and focus to the artwork, enhancing its presentation.

5. Trends and Timelessness

  • Stay aware of current trends, but also consider timeless pieces that won't go out of style quickly.
  • Balance trendy and timeless pieces to ensure your collection remains relevant and engaging.
Take your time and don’t rush the decision. Visit galleries, explore online options, and think about how each piece will fit into your space.
Trust your instincts. If a piece speaks to you and feels right for the room, it's likely a good choice.

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