Considering your color scheme is another really important factor when choosing artwork.
Try to pick out colors from your home decor, and choose pictures and prints with that dominant color.
You can also choose your picture in an accent color so that it really stands out in your room.
Or pick a really gorgeous picture, and choose your whole decorating color scheme to match or complement the colors in the artwork.
The best colors for showing off any artwork (it doesn't need to match these colors) are meant to be a deep red, or a deep green.
Using these colors on your wall really seems to set off other colors in the artwork, and pull people's attention to the pictures themselves.
If you aren't sure which color you want for your artwork, Black and White is always a very good choice, and will always look very striking on your walls.
Black and white photographic artwork can give quite a modern and sophisticated, or quite an old-fashioned feel, depending on the individual picture.
In interior design, artwork needs to be carefully positioned in your room.
One large picture in the centre of a wall, or chimney breast makes a great focal point.
Three smaller pictures are another good look for interior design artwork placement - position them evenly, in a horizontal line, (with fairly generous gaps in between each) towards the centre of a wall.
Odd numbers (1, 3 or even 5) are suitable for arranging pictures, but even numbers work less well - interior design artwork arrangements of 2 or 4 look a little regimented in your room.
The only time that a pair of pictures can look good is when they are positioned on either side of something - like a chimney breast, a bed or even a mirror.
Create a Gallery
Another way of arranging your pictures and interior design artwork, is in a small gallery.
You need a fairly large wall for this to look good.
Start by allocating a central, rectangular area on the wall to serve as the 'gallery' - it can be easier to draw it in lightly with pencil - this will show you the outside edge of the area to be filled by your pictures.
Either arrange your gallery formally - with the pictures lined up evenly and neatly within the rectangle,
Or more informally with the pictures arranged more 'higgledy-piggledy' within the area, but still keeping neatly within the rectangle.
Either way, your 'gallery' will look well designed and intentional - and will be a great focal point for your room.
Try displaying your interior design artwork in blocks - using the same print in different colors can give a striking and modern display, with a stylish Andy Warhol feel
Focus on Frames
Consider your picture frames too.
It is best to try and co-ordinate all your picture frames in some way - are they all the same style and color?
If not, don't worry, you can just paint different style frames in the same color to get a co-ordinated look, with a touch of unique flair.
Buying prints without frames, and re-using old frames, or buying your own cheaply can save you a huge amount of money when buying your artwork.
Most photos or art look stunning and professional with a simple, black frame and an off-white mount.
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