Planning your Wall Art

When planning how to style a room with wall art there are a few, basic questions you need to consider:

  • If there is any wood work in the room, is this light, medium or dark coloured?
  • Is there a colour you would like to accentuate in the room?
  • Is the furniture traditional or modern?
  • Are there any textures that you would like to co-ordinate with your wall art?

Colour is a major consideration

The predominant colour in your room should work well with the images and the wall art style you are going to hang on the wall. These should be of a similar colour tone to create harmony and a designed "look".

Decide on how you would like to display your images

Do you want a single large image or a group of images?

Do you want to incorporate any shelves or other wall accessories with your wall art ?

If you would like to go for a single image make sure that this is printed large enough so that it is not going to be dwarfed once it is hung on the wall. I have created this image to illustrate the point.


A single image, whether it is framed with a traditional matt and frame, canvas wrap or an aluminium panel, should make a statement on your wall.

Bear in mind that framed images offer a more traditional look, whereas, canvas wraps or aluminium panels will create a more contemporary look.

If, on the other hand, you would like to have a group of images on your wall you may consider two styles:

  • a symmetrical display of images will be easy on the viewer’s eyes as it is predictable and logical and it creates a sense of peace. It will appeal to organised, logical minds.
  • An asymmetyrical display of images will create curiosity and unbalance and it will appeal to more creative, free spirited minds.

There is no a “right way” to display your art work! Do not be afraid to be unconventional and unique with your style.

However, there are some professional tips that you should still take into account with an unconventional art wall style:

  • Make sure that if you choose a group style that you restrict your image sizes to no more than three.
  • Don’t use more than three colours or three types of frame styles.
  • Matching images should be placed on opposite side of the grouping to create some order.

Create some balance and a pleasing look, even in a more unconventional wall art display by :

  • using colour co-ordinated frames, even if they are in different thicknesses or widths;
  • make sure that if you are, for instance, using canvas wraps that these are colour co-ordinated with any other wall art you may have already.

To make the whole process of styling a room with wall art very easy, I offer my clients a free consultation service that will make the ordering process quite straightforward, once they have selected their favourite images.

I use software that enables me to show my clients exactly how their favourite images, with the wall art of their choice, will look like in different spaces of their home. The software allows me to switch to different styles of wall art and to different sizes, using different room settings. The whole process is very quick and makes it very easy for my clients to visualise how their favourite images will look on their walls. Have a look at my wall art gallery and video for ideas!

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