Styling Art in the Home with Kerrie-Ann Jones

Style Editor for Real Living Magazine Kerrie-Ann Jones gives us the how-to on styling art in the home.

What are some quickfire tips to choosing wall art if you’re a novice?

First and what you love! Even if you don’t feel it matches your décor, art should be bought for the connection you have to it, not to blend in with your decorating scheme.

Scale is always an important factor too. Consider the size of the art in relation to the space of where you intend to hang it. A small artwork sitting alone on a large wall will look odd and out of proportion to the space. A safe bet is to buy standard size artworks around 60 x 90cm. 

 When in doubt, a black & white artwork is always a safe option that suits all decorating styles. It’s a great failsafe and always looks impressive.

Bringing art into the bedroom is a nice addition for decorating, how do you decipher what wall art will work?

It depends on the look and feel you are trying to create in your bedroom. For example, if you like a soft and dreamy bedroom style, a nice watercolour artwork could work nicely matched with white or soft grey bed linen. For a strong traditional style bedroom I’d use a painting or black and white photography print.

Can art walls be created in the bedroom as well? How would someone best pull this off?

Yes absolutely they can! My advice is to vary up the sizes and shapes of the artwork to create interest, however if it’s behind a bedhead stay away from oversized art in the mix as it will compete with the scale of the bedhead. Small to medium sized artworks work best for a gallery wall behind a bed.


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