Why Wall Art is Important in Interior Design

Oftentimes when people decorate their homes they overlook the importance of wall art. Wall art is typically, if even a thought, is on the bottom of their decorating to-do list. One of the most important principles in interior design is that every room should have a focal point, regardless if it is the living room, dining room, or bedroom. When placed in the right area of a room, wall art can instantly draw the attention of every visitor that walks into the room.

If you are indecisive about what kind of furniture you should purchase or what your color palette should be, choose a piece of wall art that you truly adore and use that to inspire your decorating. For example, if the wall art you’ve picked has red as the dominant color then choose a red chair or sofa. If the wall art has white or beige, then pick out some white or beige accent furniture. Your wall art can inspire your decorating choices instead of your furniture influencing your wall art choice. 


When choosing your wall art make sure you measure the wall it will be displayed on because if your wall art is too small it will be overlooked and if it is too big it will look tacky and aesthetically unappealing. Also, make sure your wall art matches your decor style. It wouldn't look right if you choose a Victorian style wall art with a lot of pastels and you have modern decor with bold colors - it would look odd and wouldn't come together.


To have a better understanding of why wall art is important in interior design, just think of a room that you've recently been in and the walls were barren. Regardless of how nice the furniture was, the overall room ambiance lacked in character because wall art was missing. Wall art creates a finishing element that brings the room's furniture, decor, lighting, and color palette harmoniously together. With the right wall art, your room will go from functional to functional and fabulous. 

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