How to choose your perfect wall art
Wall art draws the eye, pulls together space, and makes your home inviting.
It is worth the time to research and find the right piece you will love, because it genuinely improves your home and will make you happy in the long run.
While there is no set of rules in place for adorning a home, following some basic instructions will help you select the perfect pieces. There are limitless options, go by size, style, colour, theme, inspiration, or floor plan.
At Glass Xpressions we are trying to match your imaginations and ideas with reality and create your dream piece of art, unique and one-off original art at the same time.
where to start
Looking to decorate a room? Many people find it easier to start with the larger pieces and work their way down. As you begin pulling together your space, purchases add up, and soon enough your home will be decorated to your preferences.
Here are the basics of wall art sizing, whether displaying pieces alone or together with a gallery wall, if you wish to use sizing for your defining feature:
- Oversized: These parts are 100 centimetres in length or greater. Before buying a piece this large, measure your space to see if it can accommodate it. Oversized wall art acts as a focal point of a wall or a room.
- Large: This size frame is from about 80 to 100 centimetres in length. Large wall art could serve as a centrepiece or be balanced on either side with mini or small pieces. One to two large pieces per room is standard.
- Medium: Wall art in this category is from 60 to 70 centimetres long. Some pieces can stand alone, but medium pieces also go well when grouped with one another. Keep your space symmetrical when adding medium wall hangings.
- Small: A small hanging goes well above shelving, pieces of furniture, and on short walls because it is 45 to 59 centimetres in length. Small art pieces go well in pairs or groups of three to six hangings.
- Mini: The smallest size of frames are mini, falling in the range of 25 to 44 centimetres. Think about anything the size of a piece of paper or smaller as a mini piece of art. You often see them sold as collections; it is common to see at least three to four of these sold together.
General sizing rules for wall art
- Pictures should not be more than two-thirds longer than your couch.
- Photos should be at least 15 centimetres above the edge of your furniture.
- A small piece of art can’t fill a big space. Group small pieces together. Works by the same artist
complement each other well.
- Consider the height of ceilings when choosing size. Be sure it fills the space in length and width.
Selecting your style of wall art
Inspiration, Style, colour, theme...
Did you know in the world of decorating, there is a big difference between room colour palettes versus the colour palettes of art? With art, there is more allowance for the use of bold colour schemes or the brights you may only reserve for an accent wall.
Is your home built around a certain theme or idea? Even if you did not start with this intention, many purchasers select items based on a theme, even if subconsciously.
Much like designing around a theme, an inspiration piece drives all of your other purchasing decisions. An inspiration piece for a room could be a piece of art, a sofa you love, or even just a trinket with a meaning you like.
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Whether you are focused on colour, size, a theme, or even an inspiration piece, choosing your wall art does not have to be difficult.
With the help of our graphic design team, we can help you find the right colours and style for the right place in your home and create you a unique personal piece of glass wall art.
We hope you enjoyed this introduction to the Glass Art World. To learn more about our Glass wall art and to get your free design consultation, come and visit our online gallery. (*conditions apply)