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How Do I Choose Paintings For My Living Room?

In every room, art is the lovely icing on the cake. It’s a great way to inject your personality into the room and make it feel really yours. But it’s a good idea to think of which pieces you’d like to show off. There are no hard and fast rules for choosing art for a living space, so you have a lot of choices.

The living room is where we entertain and converse with our visitors. As a result, the living room should have a friendly, soothing, and warm atmosphere. Beautiful and beautiful paintings will improve the look and sound of newly painted living room walls. 

However, just purchasing a lovely painting and putting it on the wall is insufficient. The artistic appeal of the living room can be greatly enhanced by selecting the right painting as wall decor to match the style, theme, and color. It takes a lot of thought to ensure that the painting blends in with the rest of the living room’s decor.

Furthermore, artwork serves as a mirror for the soul. The painting we chose for our home reflects our taste, personality, and plot. Here are a few things to think about before selecting an artwork for your living room.

  • Think of the visual style you like to achieve.

What is the ultimate look you want to achieve in your living room? What do you intend to get out of it? Do you choose tidy rows of identical works, or do you prefer to build eclectic gallery walls with a variety of works? 

You can build a stunning gallery wall with antique paintings or select a polished series of contemporary art prints to view in a clean grid using either method.

It is only logical to choose a painting that complements the living room’s style and theme. If a living room has a retro look and antique décor, for example, a heritage painting or a painting in the classic style would be appropriate. Paintings with ethnic themes are ideal for an ethnically themed living space. 

Abstract and surreal works will be more appropriate in a space with modern furniture. In a minimalistic space, a painting with a realistic theme would look fantastic.

  • Consider where you want to start.

Do you own a portrait, a print, or a snapshot that you adore? You’ve already had a head start if you have any prized possessions. If not, find something that appeals to you, encapsulates how you want the rest of the audience to feel, or just makes you happy. 

Whatever you like, this piece will serve as a focal point for your latest set. You can mix and match some new art and decor with your current pieces. An anchor piece ensures a consistent end product that appeals to your own personal style, whether you wish to create an eclectic or cohesive show.

  • Select a big statement piece to place in a significant location.

Choose one broad statement piece to show in a popular area of your living room to make a significant impression. There are many excellent locations for a single, massive piece of art, ranging from the area above your sofa to the wall directly opposite the room’s entrance. 

The big piece you pick, whether it’s a portrait, drawing, or wall sculpture, may also represent your design preferences in terms of colour, appearance, and style. 

To optimize the effect of your statement piece, consider keeping the other walls bare and bringing in lots of textured decorative items to show on shelves and tables.

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  • Maintain a practical mindset. 

The best living room art concepts often combine form and function to create sleek, cozy spaces that maximize the space available. 

If your living room, for example, is a little dim due to a lack of natural light, you can use mirrors and sculptural lamps to add both decor and brightness to the space. 

If your living room is tight, you might want to concentrate on small, impactful pieces that add a lot of decoration while still looking fantastic sized into the space. Staying sensible, no matter what you’re dealing with, will help the completed artwork layout come together smoothly.

  • Your happiness is what matters.

In the end, it’s the satisfaction that counts. Focus on the decorative pieces and artwork that bring you pleasure, regardless of how you go about choosing wall art for your living room. 

If you like the look of a plain black and white snapshot, use it as a starting point for assembling a stunning series of wall art. Choose any cheerful prints with a sense of humor if you want to build a lively, festive feel in a living room that you intend to use for parties and cozy gatherings of friends. It’s all about what you want, so go ahead and do what you do!

Are You Looking for Contemporary Art to Complement Your Home?

The Marshall Gallery, located in Scottsdale’s Historic Arts District, has been the center of contemporary art since its founding in 1998. Boasting a collection of paintings, sculptures, and exquisite glass pieces, the gallery hosts several exhibitions each year plus a biennial glass invitational that attracts top-notch talent. Here you will find exceptional art presented in an open and relaxed gallery space, which is perfect for browsing the ever-changing collection. Explore on your own, or allow our expert art consultants to offer complimentary assistance to find the perfect addition to your own collection. Looking for the perfect piece of art to complement your home’s decor? Visit us in person or browse our online art store!