How to Choose the Right Wall Art to Decorate Your Home

Mark Preston

We all have very different tastes when it comes to decorating our homes, and for that reason, no two homes are going to look exactly the same. However, there are certain considerations that everyone needs to take into account when they are redecorating their home. Today we’re going to help you on that journey so you can select the best wall art and mirrors to spruce up any room in your home.

How Much Space Do You Have?

One of the first considerations when looking to add any form of decoration to your home is how much space you have to spare. When it comes to adding decorations to your walls, less is always more. If you only have a small room or home, don’t try to fill every space on your walls with mirrors or decorations. Remember, you can also add decorations to your shelves or tables, and your wall doesn’t have to be the only space you decorate. Before you order any paintings or wall art online, measure out your wall to ensure it won’t look too cluttered. On top of that, ensure you have the right materials to secure your decorations once they do arrive.

Quality vs Price

When it comes to decorating your home, you need to start by setting your budget. While you’ll find artwork online today that costs thousands of dollars if you get bored quickly and think you’ll want to replace it within just a few months, don’t blow the budget on decorating your home. We usually recommend investing in high-quality furniture, such as sofas and dining tables, instead of spending the majority of your budget on your walls. You could even consider using wallpaper in the place of wall art to offer your home a cheap makeover that you can replace in the future again. However, if you particularly love a certain piece of art and know that it will stay with you for many years to come, it may be worth the investment. Collectible artwork often increases in price, so this is something to consider when decorating your home.

Color Scheme

If you already have a color scheme you are using in your home, stick with this when decorating your walls. Black and white are ideal for modern apartments and bedrooms, and you’ll find this color scheme looks great with simple abstract artwork or mirrors. If you fancy something a little more colorful, look for modern art in bold frames, which can act as the centerpiece of any room in your home. Try to avoid using clashing colors, as this will create an eyesore that’s very distracting for anyone that visits your home. When you start adding new colors to your space, place them one at a time in your home to see how they work before experimenting with another color in the future.


Although we don’t believe you need to spend a fortune on artwork for your home, you do want something that will be durable and last for a long time. If you have kids in your home, remember that your walls are likely to get damaged or messy at some point, so don’t place your most precious artwork at a low level that your kids can reach. The quality of the frames and fixtures of wall art should never be overlooked, as this is what will keep it in place for many years to come. Look at the material that the art is placed on, such as canvas or paper, and opt for the more durable and long-lasting solution for your home.  

Don’t Be Swayed By Current Trends

Unless you are keen to replace your artwork every year or so, we encourage you to look for timeless pieces that will stand the test of time. Avoid getting caught up in new trends, which may fall out of style only two or three months later. This can be a costly mistake, but it’s one we see many individuals make. Focus on choosing pieces that you personally like, as opposed to being directed by what other people think. Any of your home furniture and decorations should reflect your personality and offer you a comforting and welcoming environment to return to each day.

Slowly Build Up Your Collection

While it can be tempting to go wild and buy multiple pieces of wall art at one time, try to take this process nice and steady. You’ll find that by adding pieces one at a time, you curate a beautiful collection that will transform your home. Decorating your home should never be done in a rush, as this usually results in mismatched pieces that create a very strange overall aesthetic. Take your time to plan out your walls and your home in general to create a cohesive experience for your family to appreciate for many years. As you can see, there’s so much to consider when decorating your home. Whether you’ve recently moved into a new property or are just looking to bring a new lease of life to your home, by following these tips listed above, you’ll be able to transform any room in your house or apartment. Take the process nice and slow when redecorating so that you don’t end up purchasing items you won’t use in the future, and you’ll soon find you’ve transformed your space into a home you are proud to show off to the world.