How to choose art for your home

How to choose art for your home

Art is a great way to bring color and personality into your home. Whether you're looking for something minimal and modern or prefer a more traditional style, there's no shortage of options when it comes to choosing artwork for your walls. However, there are still some important factors to consider before making that purchase. So, you may be asking yourself, how do I choose the right wall art for my home? Here are four tips for choosing or buying art that will complement any space:

1. Create a theme for a feature wall in your living room

If you're looking to make an impact in your home without going overboard, consider creating a focal point with the help of artwork. The best way to do this is by choosing one feature wall and then designing the rest of your decor around it.

Create a theme for a feature wall in your living room by New Age Walls

If you have difficulty choosing that one wall, start by considering what colors or themes are already present in the living room and then pick out art accordingly. For example, if you have neutral furniture with pops of color here and there throughout, go with bright red paintings or framed photographs on the focal point wall to tie those elements together visually. Or if your couch has lots of warm tones but other areas have cooler ones like blue walls or white cabinets, choose prints that utilize both shades—such as photos from black-and-white films set against images from nature scenes taken on sunny days—to create balance within the space overall instead of just focusing on one area alone (like say a fireplace).

2. Choose an artwork that will complement your existing decor

Tribal art in modern home - an example by New Age Walls

Think about the style of your existing decor. A large piece of wall art for the living room does not seem like a bad idea. Especially if it's modern, choose something in a completely different style—perhaps a piece of tribal art, monochromatic like black and white, or an abstract painting. The key is ensuring the framed artwork complements your existing decor, not clashes with it.

Many people are intimidated by choosing or buying art because they think they need to be an expert in history and fine arts to make the right choices for their homes. But really, to choose artwork, you must take into consideration three things:

  • Find something that will match your color scheme (if applicable)
  • Find something that will match your theme (if applicable)
  • Find something that will complement any furniture you already have

    3. Select an artwork that makes you feel good

    This is a big one. You should choose art that makes you feel good—that speaks to your mood, or reflects the way you see the world. If a piece of art doesn't feel "right," don't buy it. It will sit around gathering dust and become a source of stress and frustration instead of something that brings joy into your life.

    A great way to find some meaningful art for your home, yourself, or someone else is by commissioning a personalised artwork where you can turn a personal memory into an artwork for your home! 

    4. Add a pop of color with artwork

    Citrus Wall art in dinning room by New Age Walls

    Our citrus wall art sure adds a pop to your home! Bright colors also make a room look bigger, warmer and more inviting. It makes a dining room look radiant and sophisticated. A beautiful art collection is also a fun way to add some style and interest to your space! If you're planning on adding bright artwork to your home office or studio, be sure that it complements—rather than overpowers—the existing decor and style of your home.

    When choosing art for your home, consider the existing decor and textures and find a piece that enhances what you already have.

    When choosing the perfect artwork for your home, consider the existing interior design decor and find a piece that enhances what you already have. If you have a lot of wood furniture or rustic décor, select a painting with a clean and simple style. The same goes for artwork if you have contemporary decor: pick something that has clean lines and isn't too busy.

    Simple painting for rustic decor

    You can also use artwork to create theme walls in your home. For example, if you're looking for ideas on how to display artwork in an entryway, try using several pieces together on one wall! This will help draw attention towards those areas by creating focal points and making them feel more special than the rest of the room.


    We hope you've found this guide helpful and are ready to add some artwork to your home. The best way to know what will work for your space is by experimenting with different options and seeing which ones make you feel good. Ultimately, it should be something that reflects who you are as an individual rather than just another piece of decoration. 

    Checkout our range of wall art and custom artwork available to you!


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