You know you want a new piece of artwork for your space, but you’re looking for just the piece. Where do you even begin? Whether you just moved into a new space and need to fill your bare walls or you’re seeking the ideal piece for a carefully curated room to tie everything together, the perfect work for your room is out there. By taking a step-by-step approach, you can source a piece that is everything you need and want, then care for it to make sure your investment stays looking as vibrant as the day you first hung it.
First: Sizing Your Space
The first thing you’ll need to do is measure your space to determine the size of artwork (or artworks) it can accommodate. You don’t want to overwhelm a small space with a larger-than-life artwork or, alternatively, select something you like that is too small for the space you have.
Depending on the dimensions of your space and your goals, you have a few options to consider. You could select a single, bold, large-format statement piece that commands attention both in composition and in proportions. You could also use sets of related art pieces (pairs look very pleasing and balanced, but sets of three or four can also be effective and attractive) for a different effect, which can help break up a large space into more manageable pieces.
A third option is a gallery wall, which can consist of different pieces of varying sizes, arranged in a pleasing way. A gallery wall is a classic way to showcase many different pieces at once, but it can come across cluttered and distracting if not done carefully. Unless you’re confident in your ability to select and arrange different pieces, we recommend choosing a single statement piece or a set of related pieces to bring a cohesive element to your space.
Second: Selecting Your Art
This is the fun part! Don’t be intimidated. You may be thinking, “How can I possibly choose?” We’d like to offer some guidance that can help you narrow the field to works that suit you and your space, but remember to trust your instincts. If you’re drawn to a piece, then go with it!