Completing a look doesn’t stop with furnishings and wall color. Using art to create ambiance is one of the most important parts. Often left as a finishing touch, it can also be done first to create an entire look around your work. At any budget you can find conversation pieces, tell your story, or just have something that is pleasurable to your eye. Choose the right piece, the right size, and the right quantity of pieces to make the best of your art. The rooms below use art to add color, drama, and even calmness to their spaces.
Visualizer: Lê Như
A great way to keep your look fresh is to use one nuetral color for your room and change out the pillows and artwork to creat a new look. Here, the grey sofa is paired with a colorblock coffee table whose colors are picked up in the pillows, chair, and collage of art on the wall.
Visualizer: Afina Portobello
The red in this art seems to be spilling off of the canvas, creating a dramatic look leaned against this dark taupe wall.
Visualizer: Alexander Shepard
Panels of black marble framed within the wall creates a wall of mystery for this room.
Visualizer: Hasankhani Tabriza
With this white marble fireplace and platform, not much is needed. So, why not lean a wall of fish art. If you are working with a wall that you don’t want to anchor art to, try giving it a lean.
Visualizer: Hasankhani Tabriza
A contemporary nuetral dining room was completed with a rhino to fill an entire wall. Black and white art, with something meaningful to you, adds interest to the room without a lot of color if you are going for a monochromatic look.
An oversized portrait hangs on this wall, simplicity at its best.
Visualizer: Leyla Salayeva
It may be suprising, but tribal art can be used in even the most modern of rooms. This monochromatic piece sits next to a marble wall.
Visualizer: Prabhudas Bhagwat
This effortless design of grey and black is enhanced by throw pillows and amusing art pieces in the same hues.
Visualizer: Luis Eduardo Ocampo Pinto
This low back sofa and textured wall needed only a few simple pieces. The three panel swirl art in camo colors were used above the sofa adding color to the room.
Visualizer: Kseniia Tkachenko
A dramatic portrait is used in this grey and white room, and is a perfect conversation starter.
Visualizer: Room Design Buro
A shelf the length of the neutral sectional was used to display several abstract pieces, enlongating the room.
This textured concrete wall has two bright orange art pieces flanking the fireplace, adding color to a room that could appear cold without it.
This foyer is reminiscent of a commercial space, but it is residential. The shades in the marble floor, and slate grey wall were picked up in this abstract piece.
Visualizer: Ricardo Ferreira
Your love for your favorite artist can be displayed. Here the different stages of Michael Jackson was used in colorful paintings in a achromatic room.
Visualizer: Michele Vampari
Color was used everywhere, the floors walls, furniture, and lighting. So why not incorporate all of those colors into one dramatic piece on the wall?
Visualizer: monk 孟
The alluring dining room of this Beijing home drips in opulence. This peeling face painting can mean several things and creates a way to start dinner conversation.
This textured wall and purple carpet started a great tale and is completed by the girl in white headphones on the wall.
Visualizer: Thai Quang
In Grey and White Interiors , botanical prints give life to this room.
This traditional look in creme and blue uses botanical art prints. Find more here: Botanical Art Prints
Visualizer: Anastasia Manovitskaya
You don’t have to choose between monochromatic and lots of color, use both. This bedroom uses a fanciful dancing piece above the bed and an abstract piece in oranges and red on the night table.
This black and white art is placed against a dark slate blue wall.
Visualizer: Muhammed Ali Jouhar
Use panel art on one wall and a single piece on the adjoining wall. It fills the space but doesn’t overwhelm it with large pieces.
Visualizer: Robby Brymer
Your art doesn’t have to be uniformed, in this room the work is placed at varying heights and creates a refreshing look.
This straightforward minimalist style was enhanced by the artwork. Using various pieces together tell as story and share favorite pieces with visitors.
The artwork in this bedroom is as uncomplicated as its furnishings, use word art on your wall to make a statement.
Artists renderings make for great wall art. Here two were paired together over a simple console table.
This art magnifies the beauty of wings and tells a story in two pieces in this Scandinavian Dining Room
Visualizer: Back Bakurova
Create an atmosphere of peace and calm, here 6 photographs of the rushing water was used.
Visualizer: Roman Movliaiko
Clearly this is a city apartment using art to whisk the homeowner away to the mountains and oceans. Use art to take you to your favorite places.
A new generation of digital art frames are gaining popularity. This digital canvas from Meural allows you to display and switch art at will with just a gesture of your hand. See it in operation below: