When you start decorating your walls, chances are you can’t stop! Building a collection of art over time will elevate your home and develop your unique style. Here are some tips and tricks when curating a personal art collection.
EXPLORE YOUR ART AESTHETIC
When choosing your art, you want to go with prints that speak to you. Curating an eclectic mix of different styles creates an intriguing and personal collection, but if you need some help, there are some things you can keep in mind.
“When our stylists choose art for a gallery wall, they’ll keep to a theme or direction, such as photography or abstract paintings. You can then add prints like typography or minimalist illustrations to balance the main theme. You could also choose a color palette and pick prints based on that,” says Creative Director Annica Wallin.
CREATE COLOR HARMONY
Deciding on a color palette is a great way to get started when expanding your art collection to more than just your living room. Opt for a color scheme for your whole home, or give every room its own palette. How do you want to feel when coming home? If you’re going to create a calming space, go tone-on-tone in natural colors. For a modern look, maybe go for black and white art prints or let one color, such as a bright blue, take center stage.
“More people choose to decorate with color for both wall color and art prints. A colorful home feels fresh and uplifting!” says Annica Wallin
PICK A STATEMENT PIECE
Your larger art pieces will direct the style you want to achieve. Choose art styles that enhance the vibe you want to achieve. For example, when choosing a statement piece, go for something abstract in neutral colors to achieve a serene feel or opt for something bold with photo art or a colorful art piece in a larger size.
“When choosing what sizes to go for, it’s all about the room and what fits the wall you’re looking to decorate,” says Annica Wallin.
Good luck with starting your art collection! By following these tips and tricks and following a specific theme and color palette, you can easily add new pieces over time, switching up your prints due to current seasons and trends.