5 Tips for Choosing Artwork


Italian vintage poster artwork

When decorating a room, there are several things that really pull a room together.  The furniture, of course, plays a major part.  A rug can really pull a room together.  However, there are few things that set the mood in a room like artwork.

Here are a few tips for making the most of the artwork in your room.

1.) Consider posters for your artwork.  It’s an inexpensive solution to filling your walls, and there’s something for literally every taste and theme.  If you use poster frames, it makes the pieces look more finished.

Framed Hermes Scarf as artwork

2.) Buy what you like.  I know.  This sounds totally cliché and like a no-brainer, but it’s true.  Artwork is one of the places for you to express your own personality.  My grandmother has a huge vintage Hermes scarf as the focal piece of artwork in her living room.  It’s framed quite nicely and it works with her other pieces of furniture.

3.) Make Art!  So, you say you’re not an artist and can‘t draw a stick figure.  That’s okay.  You don’t need to be able to paint or draw to make art.  You can make amazing looking art with pre-stretched canvases, paint, paper, fabric, beads, or whatever you come across.

Unique Plates on wall as artwork

4.) Unconventional Items as artwork.  When I was a kid, we had block printed wrapping paper that was framed as artwork.  At various times, we’ve also had collections of pottery, fun single plates, and a huge assortment of salt and pepper shakers on floating shelves as artwork.

5.) Kids artwork.  Make it a family craft project.  Get out some large sheets of paper, paints, markers, crayons, what have you.  Let them go at it, painting drawing and coloring to their hearts’ content.  Once they’ve created their masterpieces, frame the individual pieces.  As an alternative, you could frame it as a  big collage.

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