Your Guide to Selecting the Right Artwork for Your Bedroom

Your bedroom serves as a retreat for you. It is your personal space where you can relax and unwind. The artwork or any contemporary art piece that you use in your room should reflect that.

The bedroom wall décor plays a key role in determining the overall mood in the bedroom. Picking the right décor and color scheme is crucial to set the mood of your personal heaven.

Now, we all know that in a bedroom, the best wall for art in the bedroom is the wall right over the bed or the wall the bed is facing.  Large scale pieces with minimal frame styles should be used so that focus remains on the artwork. Also, they need to be hung at eye-level. Regardless of how you want your room to feel calm, comforting, cozy, or serene, the right colors, elements, and artwork contribute to that.

Today we are going to give you a detailed guide regarding your bedroom décor:

Take Your Décor into Account

You can begin the process while you are designing your bedroom décor. This way you can make sure that both the décor and artwork complement each other. You could either pick a color that matches the colors that are used in the room. Or you can go with something that serves as the perfect contrast. The first option is subtle. However, the second one enables you to create a bolder statement. If you opt for the artwork that acts as a bold statement, see that you keep the other pieces in the room toned down.

You could also mix and match. Décor trends keep on changing, so the artwork doesn’t always have to match your room. For example, modern art can be hung up in traditionally decorated rooms. Similarly, a modern room could have vintage-style paintings.

Deciding the Style

The style boils down to your personal preference and taste. Different types of art depict different tastes of people. Some want to adorn their home with unique painting, some like canvas prints, while some go for reproductions or photography. So, whichever style you decide to go with, it is up to you. Regardless of which art style it belongs to, the key is what you find appealing and what connects or speaks to you in some way. It’s your bedroom, so it should connect with you. Do not get something only because it goes with the room.

Most want their room to look calm and cozy. So, go with something that enhances this ambiance.

Getting The Right Size

This part is often more difficult than choosing the artwork itself. Getting the wrong size is a common blunder and the artwork fails to create the desired effect it was opted for. Whenever you are in doubt, go bigger. The bigger the artwork, the larger the impact.

The Format

The gallery wall format has been quite popular and is still trending. You could have it not only in dining rooms, hallways, staircase walls, and offices but in bedrooms as well. If you decide to go for a gallery wall in your bedroom, you can get creative and create a fun-display. There is so much you can do. You can select the pieces by the same artist or go with different pieces in the same color palette. You can create uniformity by choosing the same size.

The best thing to create a visually-appealing gallery wall is selecting different sized artworks and then spreading them out in a pattern. You can take help from Pinterest. Spread out all the pieces on the floor first and decide the layout. It will make hanging easier.

Positioning

Your artwork should take up about two-thirds to three-quarters of the wall. When you hang your artwork above the headboard, the bottom of the canvas/frame should be about 20-25 cm above. The same applies when you hand artwork about a fireplace, sofa, mantle, or table. When it comes to other areas, the best place to hang the artwork is at the center at eye level.

In some, more casual settings, you can place the artwork on the floor as well as leaning against a wall. You have the option to put it up anywhere and move around whenever you want.

Last but not least, trust your intuition. Apart from all the rules, what is most important is that the bedroom, or home, in general, should represent its owner. Do not get driven by trends. If you are attracted to something and connect to it personally, it will be evergreen in your home.

Having said that, finding artworks is no easy feat either. If you live in the UAE, you can get some amazing pieces of Art in Dubai. There are galleries, exhibitions, and fairs, like Art Dubai that allow people to choose from an amazing variety of artworks from local and other artists alike.

David Willson

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