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  • Writer's pictureBrett Rosenbaugh

The Art of Developing the Perfect Size and Design for Any Room

One of the most crucial aspects of interior decoration is selecting the right art pieces that perfectly fit into any room. As you already know, a simple piece of artwork can have a significant impact on the overall feel and look of any space. However, selecting the right art piece for a room can be both challenging and intimidating, especially if you don't know where to start or what to consider. It would be best if you developed a well-informed and practical approach to selecting the perfect size and design for your art piece. This blog post will be your guide on how to develop the perfect art piece for any room.



1. Identify the Theme: Before you start shopping for any art piece, identify your room's theme, style, and color scheme. The art piece should complement the room’s vibe and must be bold and striking enough to capture anyone's attention. For instance, if you have an antique living room, you might want to look for art pieces that match or enhance that period.


2. Consider the Odd Number Rule: Always remember that odd numbers work best in interior design, so choose your artwork according to this rule. You can select three, five, or seven pieces, depending on the size of the room. Moreover, while hanging the artwork, ensure that you give room between each piece to enable a perfect spread-out.


3. Choose a Focal Point: Choose one specific wall or surface in any given room to place and focus the artwork. For instance, the displayed painting or group of paintings should be in the same line of sight, whether it’s straight ahead or at a corner space. In doing so, you create an alluring and cohesive visual flow in your room.


4. Size Matters: The size of your art piece should be proportional to the size of the wall or space it will occupy. A little art piece on an enormous wall looks tiny and misplaced, while a large picture on a small wall can make the space look small and suffocating. As a rule of thumb, an art piece should never exceed three-quarters the length of your furniture, nor should it be smaller than the piece behind it.


5. Create Contrast: One of the best ways to make your artwork stand out is to create a contrast with the wall's color. For instance, if the walls are neutral, consider incorporating bold artwork. Bright colors can create a captivating contrast with muted walls, while colorful walls can work with monochromatic art pieces to balance out the contrasting energies.


In conclusion, selecting the right art piece size and design for any room can make or break the decoration. Therefore, it would be best if you spent a proportionate amount of time developing a perfect piece that fits suitably with the overall theme, size, and style of the room. And remember, with the tips highlighted in this blog post, you're one step ahead in your art piece selection process. Have fun decorating!

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