Photographic Wall Art For Interior Design

A pivotal component of interior design that can make a home or office space sophisticated and elegant is wall art. Wall décor can provide a finishing touch that coat of paint, generic wallpaper, furniture or a throw rug can provide. It can provide a personal touch that can ensure the space feels uniquely yours, curated to your specific style and taste. You can rejuvenate the style of your home by choosing your own art and the process can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of home decorating.  There are several interior design concepts you should consider when selecting a fine art photograph including 1) defining you and your style 2) creating a focal point 3) texture, color and tone

Defining You and Your Style

Art is storytelling. You get to decide what story you tell through your space. Art is intimate; it gives the viewer a brief glimpse into the mind of both the artist and the owner. The art we choose speaks for us. What do you find beautiful or thought provoking? Does it take you back to a particular place and time? Simply select a piece that speaks to you and matches the style and emotion you are trying to evoke within your space. The more unique the piece, the more interesting the story it tells.

A beautifully styled room can provide much needed feelings of peace and relaxation at the end of a hard day. Even just having art in your home can improve your quality of life. Studies show that viewing art gives the same pleasure as being in love. All forms of art are personal and emotional experiences, both for the artist and the viewer. By placing art in your home, you are enriching not only the space, but your overall quality of life.

Creating a Focal Point

One of the most important principles of interior design is that every room should have a focal point. This gives the space a center of gravity that helps instruct how other design elements should be laid out. Fine art prints command attention of everyone who enters the room unlike a side table or lamp. The artwork you choose can help set the mood of the room and serve as the design element upon which you center the rest of your decor. Simply ensure that your piece fits the size of your space and ties into the rest of your room’s design. The right focal point completely ties a room together, offering the building blocks of design through the rest of your home.

Color, Texture, and Tone

The texture and color of your room determine the overall tone of the space, how the room feels. Cool tones and smooth textures add an air of elegance and modernism while dark colors and rough textures might make a room feel more intimate.

Contrasts, complementary colors and visual elements that create fluidity and direction offer the opportunity for dynamic, exquisite wall art. Incredible nature, landscape or travel photography is one type of wall décor that can dramatically change an environment. With the right piece of art hanging,  a dull space or an empty wall is suddenly a window to another world.

Large format landscape, nature and travel photography can tie together your existing design elements. You have the freedom to choose a piece (or pieces) that can emphasize the undertones of color in your furniture. A statement piece might provide a stark contrast to other colors in your design. The choice is yours. That’s the benefit of beautiful wall art -- it gives you the flexibility to design a unique look and feel for any room, completely catered to your taste.

How to Choose Your Wall Art

The piece you choose should feel right. Art is so intensely personal to both viewer and artist, that you will know when you have found the right piece. It will effortlessly fit into your home and your life as though it has always been there. You are the one who is going to have to look at the art day after day, so it’s important that you enjoy it! Here are several key factors you will want to keep in mind when seeking out wall art that defines and rejuvenates your interior design.

Available Space

One of the most important considerations is size. If you have the space available, don’t shy away from large artwork! Filling an entire wall with a piece of art might be the perfect way to fill an empty space and it is sure to make a powerful statement in any room. An artwork that is too small will appear comical for the space. Take careful measurements of the wall space you have available so that you know how much room you have to work with. Often times, reaching out to the artist themselves for guidance can prove to be a very rewarding experience.

Existing Decor

The key is to pick a piece of art or wall hanging that will fit in with the decorating style that you’ve already chosen for the room. Keep in mind the colors, patterns, textures, and furniture pieces that already exist in the room you’re adding to. The piece should feel like it seamlessly blends into the style of the room and ties the whole design together. Wall art will add the finishing touch to your fully designed room.