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Tips for Choosing Art for the Bedroom

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Amy There have been 0 comments

Trying to nail that perfect room of rest? Looking for wall art ideas for your bedroom and the perfect piece of artwork to hang above your bed?  Here's our top tips, including some beautiful, limited edition museum quality art prints from our very own collection.

TIPS FOR YOUR MASTER BEDROOM ART DISPLAY

1.  CHOOSING WHERE TO DISPLAY ART

When it comes to choosing artworks for your home, be it for your bedroom, lounge, hallway or even kitchen, the best place to start is by deciding where you would actually like to display the art.  This helps you determine the size of artwork you need to source.

Start by taking a walk around your home, or in this case walking into the bedroom for which you are sourcing the art.  Start by walking in the door.  See where your eyes fall as you walk into and around the room.  These focal points should be where you look to hang art.

When it comes to bedrooms, more often that not you will find, the best places to hang wall art is above the bed or if you prefer to have a mirror above the bed, then above the dresser or drawers in front of your bed.  Not only do you then get a lovely reflection of your chosen artwork, according to Feng Shui you should hang an artwork that you find inspiring on the wall that directly faces your bed.

Other places to hang art in your bedroom, may be as you enter the room, if you have say a little walkway leading into your room.

Most importantly, keep it simple.  One or two carefully chosen pieces will result in a restful, calming space.

2.  CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE OF ART

We often have customers asking us whether a particular artwork will look right within their space.  Often, if you are not working with an interior stylist or designer it can be difficult to know exactly what size piece of wall art you should be looking to buy.

Try to work around your furniture, so in the case of choosing art for your bedroom, either your bed, or dresser.  Use the general rule of covering 1/2 to 3/4 of the space with your artwork.

If you look at the guideline of 4/7 for example, measure the width or height of your wall space in cm and then multiply that number by 0.57.

Example:

Queen Size Bed:  153cm / 60" Wide

In the case of positioning art above a queen size bed, you would want to look for art that  is around 85-90 wide

King Size Bed: 183cm / 72"

In the case of positioning art above a king size bed, you would want to look for art that is around 100-105cm wide.

Don't forget, you will also be adding a frame to the artwork, so if you fall in love with an art print, painting or canvas that is a little bit smaller, that is fine as you can increase the overall size during the framing process.

3.  CHOOSING THE STYLE OF ART FOR YOUR BEDROOM

So, you've worked out where you want to hang the art and you know the size you're after.  Next up is really thinking about the style of art that's right for you!

Often people like to turn their bedroom into a sanctuary, a place to escape the daily stressors of modern life.  Think of pieces that offer peace and tranquility or perhaps something soothing and sensual.

Others are not afraid of colour in their bedroom, especially the use of muted colours. You can either choose colours that match with your existing scheme or something that is complimentary.

4.  CHOOSING THE TYPE OF ART FOR YOUR BEDROOM WALL

As with anything, we feel it's best not to overdo it, adding too many artworks to your space can feel cluttered and overwhelming and especially in a bedroom.  That said, don't be afraid to select one or two complimentary pieces to sit side by side above the bed or above your dresser.  Often you can find beautiful complimentary artworks from the same artist, and art trilogies can look fantastic too.

Further, don't think you need to restrict yourself to frames and canvases within the bedroom either.  Another beautiful option for bedroom art is stunning artist designed wallpapers.  A beautiful patterned or artistic wallpaper on a feature wall, like the ones from our artist, Kristjana S Williams say behind your bed for example can add colour and interest to your space, without having to hang additional pieces of framed art or canvases.  Art wallpaper can offer the ultimate in bedroom luxury and style.

5.  YOU'VE FOUND THE PERFECT PIECE OF ART?  NOW ALL THAT IS LEFT IS FIGURING OUT THE BEST WAY TO HANG IT.

Do you find yourself wondering what is the perfect height to hang an artwork or picture?  Think of art galleries and museums and the way in which they hang art.  It's always hung at eye level isn't it.  Of course, not everybody's eye level is the same, however for the majority of people between 145 - 152 cm to the centre of the artwork from the floor will work perfectly.  You want your eyes to fall on the centre of the piece, not to have to look up or down to enjoy it!

Be inspired - come take a look at our artworks for sale online, all handpicked from the best emerging and established artists from around the globe.

 

 


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