Statistics show that 90% of our time in our life is spent indoors, of which 70% is spent inside our homes.

Why not spend that 70% in a quality space where we feel like in paradise?

What does home mean to me? For me, home means not one, but many things. A home is a place full of love, laughter, happiness, a place where the most beautiful memories are happening. Aesthetically speaking, a home is a place that is equipped to our taste, a place where we feel safe, where we enjoy and where we like to be, a place where we develop, a place that evokes pleasant feelings. Home is our little happy nest.

Home means a pleasant, happy place where you can live, laugh and learn. When you look at it from the outside, the home is just a house. Building. Maybe a yard. But inside it is much more than wood and brick.

The quote “Home is where the heart is” says it all.

Art and painting are secret spices that can beautify the atmosphere of your home and can even completely change it. With the help of art, your home can become a real little oasis. Maybe art is the last puzzle your home is missing? The right artwork can put a whole new stamp on your home and create a whole new atmosphere. An artwork can achieve a lot, depending on what your goal is and what kind of atmosphere you want to create. It can make a home look more luxurious, modern, traditional, minimalist, or add an atmosphere of romanticism or the Victorian era.

So how to choose the right art piece for your home?

1. Be inspired by the artwork

The first rule is not to stress about the search. Give yourself time to find what you want and what you like. The search should be a nice experience and a process in which you will have fun, but isn’t that the point of life?

A few questions and answers will bring you closer to what you are looking for:

  • What emotion do you want to arouse with the painting?
  • What art style do you like?
  • Should that artwork contain a specific color palette that you like?
  • What is the design of your furniture and other elements you already have?

Decorating a home with paintings is easier than ever. You can search for an artist in your local community or on social media, visit galleries, and choose art that is as created for you.

Therefore, trust your feelings and do not burden yourself with trends. When you find THAT piece of art you will feel it, because you won’t be able to get it out of your head.

Artwork as inspiration

2. Let the interior of your home be your guide

Let the design of your home be your main guide and guideline. You may not know which design is correct, but I don’t think that’s a problem considering how many blog posts are written on this subject. When you figure out a style, it will dictate what kind of artwork you can look for.

Let the colors of your home be your guidelines, the furniture, the pictures you already have, the colors, the atmosphere, etc. For example, if you have a home that is furnished with a Scandinavian design, you can look for art according to that style. Scandinavian design is dominated by functionality, simplicity, handwork, wood and natural materials, leather, glass, textiles, etc.

You can combine colors such as forest green, burnt orange, dusty pink, pale blue, white, and black. It is usually a combination of gray, black, white, and wood materials. As shown in this picture, it’s simple and minimalistic.

Scandinavian design

With combinations of furniture, materials, and colors, you can get combinations that will force you to admire your home every time you see it.

So always start with the interior design of your home, because it will make your search for the artwork of your dreams easier and faster. And keep in mind that you don’t have to follow trends blindly, but go with your taste.

Interior as a guide

3. Determine the focal point

Every room needs a focal point. When you walk into your living room, what is the first thing you notice? That’s the focal point of your room. It can be your carpet, a painting, a large piece of furniture, a fireplace.

A painting is great as a focal point. So is a wonderful handmade chest of drawers. The focal point is usually one of the two in the living room, and it can be stunning. For you, it may be a large pot with Dracaena.

Quick tip: your room should have only one to two focal points. If you already have them, choose art that is smaller in size. If you still don’t have a focal point (and the room feels a bit empty or boring), then you know that you can choose art for your home that looks more visually impressive. With that, you have plenty of room to play and experiment.

By the way, I don’t think art has to be small. Size matters when it comes to art, and that brings me to the next point.

Focal point example

4. Artwork size is crucial

One of the most common things my customers think about are the dimensions of the artwork. I am always there to come to the rescue and help them reach a solution. The combination of a large blank wall and a tiny painting is not exactly the best choice. Or a huge wall with three small artworks with lots of space between them. I know that bigger art pieces are quite expensive, but it is worth the money and space for your little oasis.

Choosing the size for your home artworks doesn’t have to be difficult, and it can turn into an interesting experience. If you have any doubts about the dimensions of your art, you can write me at where I will give you free advice and help you solve your creative “problem”. I don’t think the artwork can ever be too big.

A few more tips:

  • The artwork should be spread over almost the entire width of the headboard of your bed
  • It should also be almost as wide as your sideboard or dining table
  • If it is located in an area without furniture below, it should take up a large amount of that wall space
  • Take a look at the pictures in this post that show you how art takes up space by size.

The golden rule before buying: always measure the bed, cupboard, or table before buying works of art. Always go to the store armed with measures and don’t be tempted by a piece that’s the wrong size.

Artwork size is very important

5. Order a personalized painting

Ordering a custom art is a great way to get exactly what you like and the size you need for your space. When choosing an artist, make sure they have experience in making paintings to order. Since I have painted over 50 paintings for clients myself, I am very aware of my abilities and I know very well what I can and cannot do.

One important point, don’t ask the artist to stray too far from their style and don’t try to control them too much because that’s a great recipe for an artistic disaster.

Be sure to state your expectations clearly before starting work so that you are not disappointed. Try to be as clear as possible in explaining what you want, take as much time as you need to decide what you would like and give time to your artist.

Personalized artwork

6. To frame or not to frame?

This depends on your taste and preference.

It often seems that the frame enhances the work of art. When rightly framed, art will get full attention while hanging on the wall. It will wrap the artwork and hide unnecessary accessories such as staples, nails, and drops of paint.

Frames are an integral part of an art piece. They also give paintings a firmer quality and added value to the artwork. Most frames are works of art themselves. Frames add visual beauty, in addition to protecting the artwork from natural elements such as dust, heat, insects, and light that can be harmful to your painting. As a result, framed paintings sell more than frameless works of art. A framed piece can look luxurious in an appropriate way and contribute to making the artwork look expensive.

On the other hand, framed paintings have their drawbacks. Whenever a work of art is framed, you will not be able to see the strokes of the paintbrush. The messy but beautiful outcome is often left by artists to enable viewers to see their workflow. The framing should be done properly because, if not, the frame will only spoil the whole concept of the work of art or it may distract attention.

However, if your goal is to keep the painting for a long time and make it complementary with other interior decorations, then it is time to look for the best frames and the most professional framing services. A frame can enhance a work of art only if the best frames are chosen. You need to become aware of framing techniques to have a well-framed art piece.

P.S. You can frame it without the glass cover.

A word of warning when it comes to framed paintings: think about the light that enters the room when it comes to glass-protected paintings. You are often in a room flooded with light, the glare of the glass can be so bright that you can barely see what is behind it.

Framing the artwork

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