Too often in interior design, we see wall art treated as an addition. It’s what gets allocated with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged, if it gets dealt with at all.
But, when we argue that by downgrading wall art to the side lines, you’re missing out on an amazing design opportunity. When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can provide for the entire room. Dare we say it, but we think wall art matters the most in interior design.
However, if you’re a little nervous to give wall decor such a prominent role in your design plans, don’t worry. Use this post as a guide on how to accurately choose pieces that will mesh with your existing space and you will have a harmonious interior.
One of the most basic principles of interior design is that every room needs a focal point, or a single design element that will instantly draw the eye into the space and give the viewer a sense of what to expect. For this wall decor is perfect thing to create a focal point in your home interior. It goes without saying that a great piece of wall art could easily fulfill this position.
Imagine your favorite wall art pasted above the mantle of a fireplace or on media wall, in your living space or standing proudly above the bed in your master suite. On the other hand, a creative gallery wall could easily spice up a more traditional dining area or a few hanging tapestries could as a cozy feel to a seating area.
A successful interior designer is a people pleasure and a mitigator (and sometimes a mind reader) — someone who can steer clients toward a favorable outcome while making them feel they are in full control of the design choices. Interior designers are constantly balancing their design decisions and their clients’ desires.
Interior designers will tell you — art isn’t optional. Luckily, there are limitless options as for what you can choose to showcase in your own home. Choose a piece that speaks to you, whether it reminds you of a place you’ve been, a hobby you have, or just colors and lines that make you feel happy.