Using Modern Art Paintings to Decorate Your Home

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Hanging art on the walls of your home can help you create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind space that you can be proud to call your own. The right piece of artwork can brighten your day every time you see it, or can help set the mood for a room.

As with all things related to interior design, however, it is important to choose a painting that is of the right size, shape and colour scheme if you want it to look perfect in your room. When shopping for paintings, try using the following tips on how to use modern art paintings to decorate your home:

 

Size

The size of the painting is one of the most important factors to consider. If it is too small, it will get noticed at all. If, on the other hand, it is too big, it will overpower the space. A good rule of thumb is to look for a painting that takes up about 2/3 of the available space on the wall.  Rather than one large painting, you can also use several smaller ones to fill up the available space.

Additionally, if the artwork is going to be hung over a piece of furniture, make sure that there is at least half a foot of space between the painting and the furniture to keep it from looking too cramped. The same holds true for the ceiling. A painting should never go all the way to the ceiling. Instead, there should be at least 6 inches of space at the top.

 

Colour

The colour of the painting that you choose doesn’t have to precisely match your decor; however, it should at least coordinate if you want to create a cohesive look. Keep in mind, however, that there are no rules with art. You can choose a painting in an unexpected colour if you really want it to pop. But before you invest a lot of money in a piece of art, you may want to try hanging a piece of fabric in a similar colour scheme on the wall to see how it looks.

 

Shape

Try using long, rectangular paintings to create the illusion of width in a narrow room. Likewise, tall, thin paintings can help create the illusion of height in a room with low ceilings.

These are just a few suggestions on how to choose modern art paintings for your home. But the most important advice is to buy something that you’ll appreciate seeing every day. Looking for the perfect painting need not be taxing, it should be considered an adventure an enthusiast like you should enjoy taking.