January 30, 2023

By: Zara Sahota | Design Specialist


Deciding on the perfect artwork for your home can be daunting.  However, the great thing about wall art is that there are countless possibilities available. You can choose from a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, and canvas. There are also all sorts of designs, sizes, and finishes to pick from.  

Often people overthink this process and get overwhelmed with the thought of locking in one piece. However, wall art is interchangeable. It can easily be swapped out and replaced at any time to fit with your interior style. 

Following these basic principles will help you narrow down your options and make sure you love the final look of your wall art.

How To Find Your Own Style

Before selecting your wall art, look at your existing room and furniture pieces. Consider the colours, textures, and overall theme.

To find your personal art style, ask yourself:

  1. Do you have a particular color palette or a common theme for your interior?
  2. Are you looking for a bold statement piece that will instantly draw attention, or a more subtle artwork that will blend in and seamlessly complement your existing style?

We recommend that you visit our blog to discover different looks and styles that can inspire you.


Think about the size and shape of the wall you are looking to decorate, and what kind of artwork will fit in and make the most of the space. Be sure to take measurements of the wall so you can accurately determine the size of the artwork you need. 

Once you assess your current look, it will dictate the type of art you’ll want to look for in terms of colour and design. This means researching will be a whole lot easier when it comes to filtering for artwork that fits your vision. 

How To Choose The Right Size Artwork For Your Space

The size of your artwork can make or break the final look.  

Here are three tips for choosing the right artwork for your space: 

  1. Bigger is better – More space means more art!  
  2. Place above furniture – Make a room more visually appeasing! 
  3. Pair art together – Create a dynamic look in your room! 

Read on to find out more... 



Bigger Is Better

For art to make a bold statement in your home, choose oversized designs that will fill two-thirds of your wall space. For homes with high ceilings, a bigger piece will elongate the wall to introduce a premium look and feel.

On the other hand, shorter ceilings may work best with large landscape artwork to complement its proportions. 

Place Above Furniture

Often art will be used to fill space above a sofa in a lounge room, a console table in an entryway or even a buffet in a bedroom.

A rule of thumb is to hang art pieces 15-30cm above furniture. This will give enough breathing room and white space to not overcrowd the look and be visually pleasing to the eye.


Pair Art Together 

Twin artworks are an effective way to create an illusion of length on a narrow wall.  

When hanging two pieces side by side, it is important to leave a gap of at least 15cm between the works to ensure they don’t appear too crowded.

Additionally, make sure to measure the midpoint of each artwork at eye level so that the pieces are hung well-balanced. This will create a visually appealing display and help to draw the eye down the entire length of the wall. 

Canvas Vs Print: What To Choose? 

When it comes to researching different art styles, the main difference to keep in mind is whether it is made of canvas or a glass frame.

This can make a world of difference depending on the texture, weight and style that you prefer. 

Advantages of Canvas Art

Canvas art can provide a visual texture and a softer feel to a room. The style of artwork can vary greatly in terms of material and finishes.

Canvas artwork can be framed edge to edge for a professional look, without the need for glass. This makes them lightweight and easy to photograph, although some artwork may appear slightly blurry, especially with crisp, geometric designs. 

Advantages of Glass Prints

Glass framed prints provide an elegant and sophisticated look that is perfect for adding a touch of class and sophistication to any home. They are more expensive than other types of prints, but they are worth the additional cost due to the extra protection they offer.  

Printed images are UV protected, meaning that the colors will remain vibrant for longer and will not fade or degrade due to sunlight exposure. They are also resistant to moisture, so there is no need to worry about water damage or warping. 

All of these features make glass framed prints a great investment, as the colors and image will remain sharp and vibrant for years to come. 

When selecting artwork for your home, it is important to consider the lighting in the room. A glass print may cause glare from windows which can reduce the impact of the artwork on your wall. To ensure that your artwork has the most impact, it is important to assess the lighting in the room and ensure that your artwork will not be affected by glare. 

Above all, it’s as simple as choosing art that you love and can enjoy for years to come.

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