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How To Choose Art for Every Room in Your Home

How To Choose Art for Every Room in Your Home

Having a well-styled home may have different meanings for everyone. But if there’s one element to agree on, it’s the aesthetic contribution of artwork in a room. You can own the most luxurious furniture and invest in the most advanced lighting, but as long as your walls remain bare, your space may lack cohesiveness and visual interest.

Knowing how to choose art for every room in your home is an intuitive process that, when executed thoughtfully, can create a significant impact that radiates personality. Below, you’ll discover some tips and ideas to guide you through the process of selecting artwork for any space.

Consider the Room You’re Decorating

While it’s easy to stay within your home’s general theme and aesthetic, it would help to break down wall décor by room so that you can select visual pieces that best suit the space.

Living Room

As your home’s largest room, consider select artwork that makes a dramatic impact and starts a conversation. Whether you choose a gallery wall or large prints, use pieces that showcase still lives and landscapes.

You can draw inspiration from furniture and window views to acquire artwork that emphasizes the room’s best qualities.


Your bedroom is a sanctuary, making it the perfect place to showcase personal art selections. Consider reaching out to a local artist and commissioning artwork to hang above your bed.

A statement piece above your headboard creates a dramatic focal point that guides the eye toward what you can consider “the soul of the room.” Remember that your bedroom is primarily a relaxing zone, so bringing in art such as landscapes or soft abstracts would be best.


While practical, the kitchen is a host to unsightly grease and food remnants. In this case, avoiding glass-framed art and opting for canvas paintings of fruit would be wise.

You can acquire a printed reproduction of your favorite artwork; when taking this route, consider these ways to prevent canvas prints from fading.


Naturally, your bathroom is the smallest area in the house, and when working with a limited amount of space, you want to measure the area you’re working with. Given the high humidity and moisture the room accumulates, it’s best to frame art in plexiglass.

You can incorporate delicate pieces that exhibit tranquility and serenity; this is an ideal spot to display small works of art that reflect your style.

Evaluate Proportions and Placement

No matter the space, it helps to evaluate proportions and placements before hanging. Living rooms and bedrooms have the most wall space, ideal for showcasing large, bold pieces.

Divide walls into areas and juxtapose more miniature artworks on each side of a medium-sized or grand piece. Selecting imagery sharing a common theme or similarity in subjects and tones is a fantastic way to display multiple works simultaneously.

Select a Complementary Frame

Lastly, you’ll need the right frame to provide a finishing touch to your imagery! Consider the following qualities to determine the ideal framing for your art:

  • The home’s aesthetic
  • The final display area
  • The context within the area

Artwork is beautiful; it adds layers to décor and brings the right amount of attitude and personality to a space. However, knowing how to choose art for your home is an element to consider when showcasing a well-styled interior.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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