How to choose artwork for your home decor

How to find art home decor

If you are looking to incorporate more artwork into your home decor, it can be a struggle to figure out the best way to do it. I am on a mission to build a beautiful home. So in this blog post, I teach you some really valuable tips I have learned along the way. I will teach you how I choose artwork for every room in my home.

There is a huge difference between a house and a home. Having art in your home is a really important part of making your space personal. Art used right can be an extension of you!

Let’s just start by saying that investing in art is a totally logical thing to do. You can easily take artwork with you when you move, which means that you don’t have to start over from scratch with your home-building process. Having an art collection of your own will make a really big difference in how fast you settle in a new space.

So here are my best tips for how to find the artwork for your home:

The Kitchen

The kitchen is such a central part of the home, some of the best moments in life are experienced here. Its only natural that you would want to make this space feel special.

The biggest problem I find with decorating the kitchen is that you are usually short on space for displaying things. You probably want to use your countertops for cooking and baking and not displaying artwork.

There is usually less wall space in the kitchen than other rooms since a lot of it already is taken up by pantries and overhead cabinets. That’s why I tend to maximize space by using functional artwork. This way the kitchen still looks decorated but doesn’t feel cluttered or cramped.

By functional art, I refer to cooking conversions, wine guides, butcher charts or other types of informational prints. I have these once at home, they make my kitchen decor look very intentional witch I love!

Wine guide kitchen art print
Conversions kitchen art print

beef cuts butcher chart kitchen

The Bedroom

The bedroom is your recreational space, it should feel like a haven of calm and tranquility. Try to focus on art that creates a calm, cozy and inviting feeling. What exactly that means to you may differ somewhat depending on your taste and decorating style.

I have a gallery wall with abstract and geometric art prints above my bed and I truly love the look of it. It ties in the colors from my lamps, curtains, and bedding and makes the room look really cohesive. My bedroom gallery wall helps to anchor the whole room.

Here are some examples of the artwork I use!

bedroom art printable

bedroom moon art printable
bedroom quote art printable

The Bathroom

The Bathroom is such a forgotten space when it comes to artwork, most people I know have zero art in their bathrooms. That is such a waste of prime-quality art space! Especially if you are short on space in other rooms.

You might want to be a little careful of the art you bring into the bathroom though. For example, I would not recommend putting an original oil-painting or unframed art print in a bathroom with poor ventilation. In my experience though hanging a framed prints in the bathroom is not a problem at all.

When it comes to artwork in the bathroom I do recommend going for a cozy look or a spa-themed decor. After all, you want to feel completely relaxed in your bathroom.

Here are some examples of artwork that would go well in the bathroom.

typography bathroomart printable artwork for home decor
ocean bathroom art printable artwork for home decor
abstract bathroom art printable artwork for home decor

The Livingroom

This is the room in the house where most people spend the most time. That means it is extra important that the living room expresses who we are. It is also the place where we tend to entertain our guests, which is a good reason to spend some extra time in your living room decor.

You can have a lot of fun with your living room decor but I would recommend going for only a few statement pieces. Bring some really large artwork into space, or build a gallery wall!

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, maybe you need a huge mirror or a sculpture in your living room? The living room is the best space to opt for artwork that makes an impact. Here is some example of artwork you could go for!

monstera deliciosa art printable artwork for home decor
watercolor feathers art print artwork for home decor
molucules art printable artwork for home decor

The Office

In terms off motives, the office is a really great space, there are really no limitations in this space. The important thing when decorating an office is that you choose artwork that inspires you, especially if you work a lot in this space. If what inspires you are abstract art, puppies or photos of your family, it does not really matter as long as it makes you feel good. A personal favorite for me is inspirational quotes such as these goodies.

Quote art printabale for home decor
sheep art printable for home decor
Typography art print for home decor

Artwork in other parts of your home decor

If you have additional space such as a nursery or an entryway these are also perfect spaces for artwork. The most important thing to keep in mind is to find a good balance between form and function in your home decor. For example, I have a very narrow hallway! Because I don’t want to make it feel even more narrow, I prefer to keep the walls plain. However, if you are one of those lucky people who have space in your entryway, just go for it!

The nursery is also a very important place to decorate. In terms of nursery decor, I would recommend sticking to a theme of colors or motives such as tropical or arctic animals. A Nursery should be a sensory environment that does not overwhelm yet stimulates. As your kids grow, you might want to bring in some educational elements to for example an alphabet poster. I do not personally have a nursery yet, but I still think it is a very important space to decorate. After all its not just for you but for your little one as well!

artwork for home decor
pink sheep art printable digital download artwork for home decor
line art digital download printabel artwork for home decor

If you want more tips on how to build a gallery wall, check out this blog post and get your copy of the FREE Gallery wall guide. This is a step-by-step guide that will take you from dream to reality in no time!

Or check out these Free Art Printables that will update your space in no time!

DIY Home Decor Crafts Design Free Art Print Digital Download

DIY Home Decor Crafts Design Free Art Print Digital Download
DIY Home Decor Crafts Design Gallery Wall guide Digital Download

Please let me know if this was helpful to you 🙂 Feel free to leave a comment down below and the best of luck with finding your artwork!

Comments · 13

  1. I like the idea of hanging a large mirror and gallery wall in the living room. There is a large blank wall on the south side of my living room, so I have been thinking about buying some new artwork for it. I think it would be great to incorporate a decorative mirror with other art pieces to create a gallery wall.

    1. Hi Lyla I agree, a mirrors have so many benefits! They both brightens up a space and ads some contrasts. Best of luck with you gallery wall project 🙂

  2. I found it beneficial when you said to have just a few statement art pieces in the living room. We moved into our new home last week and we need to find some good art pieces to hang in our living room. I think it would be great to have pieces that pop and are intriguing in our home.

    1. I am very happy you found my content useful. I really think quality over quantity is key in creating a cohesive decor. Moving into a new space is both really exciting and challenging, but it sounds like you are on way! I wish you the best of luck with deciding on your new statement pieces!

  3. I want to decorate my home with some art, but I’m not sure what to look for. It makes sense that I would want to have some nice paintings to hang up around. I’ll be sure to look for paintings that make me feel good to look at! That way, I can ensure that my home is comfortable.

    1. Hello Barden, it is great that you are looking for art for your home! I know how difficult it can be to get started. I think the best way to start is just to look for inspiration, experiment, and try to figure out what kind of style you are drawn to. I really hope that you find some art pieces that you enjoy!

  4. I loved how you suggested building a gallery wall! My sister was telling me last night about how she and her husband want to find some art to get for the new home they plan on moving into in a couple of weeks, and they wanted to know some tips on how to design it all properly. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to her once she starts searching for art to get for her home.

    1. Hi Kate, thank you for reaching out. How kind of you to help your sister out, I really hope this information will come in handy for her and her husband. Make sure to download my free gallery wall guide as well, it has a lot of information that can be useful to have at hand when setting up a gallery wall. I wish them the best of luck with their new gallery wall!

  5. It really stood out to me when you mentioned that it is okay to think outside of the box when you are trying to decorate your living room. My wife and I are wanting to decorate our living room and we are wanting to make it sea life themed. It would be a good idea for us to find some decorations that are crafted to look like they came from the sea.

    1. Thank you, Thomas! That is such a unique idea it sounds like it will make for a beautiful gallery wall. I really think that bringing objects and natural elements into the design can both complement and contrast more traditional pieces. Best of luck with your project, I would love to see the end result!

  6. I’m planning to redecorate my living room and add some fine artwork to it, which is why I’m currently looking for various types of stone sculptures because these will surely give the room a different look. Well, you also have a point that putting up a gallery wall will be a great idea. Aside from the sculpture, I also like your idea of placing an extravagant mirror in it.

    1. Thank you for your feedback, I am happy to hear that you liked the mirror idea. Sculptures can really breathe some life into a space, that sounds like a wonderfull idea for your new livingroom design!

  7. I want to decorate my living room in a way to ensure that it looks nice. It makes sense that I would want to get some paintings that look good! I’ll consider getting a few different paintings to make a nice gallery.

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