Decorating with Photography: How to Find the Perfect Wall Art for Your Space

When it comes to decorating your home, choosing the right wall art can make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the space. Photography wall art prints are a popular choice because they can add a personal touch and bring life to any room. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect one.  

That's why in this article, we'll provide some helpful tips for selecting the best photography wall art prints. If you're looking for inspiration on different themes, check out our previous article on different photography themes for wall art. By following our tips and exploring our photography categories, you'll be able to find the perfect wall art for your home.

Consider the Room's Style and Colours

When choosing photography wall art prints for your home, it's important to consider the room's style and colour scheme. The wall art should complement the overall aesthetic of the room, not clash with it.

Here are some tips to help you choose wall art that fits seamlessly with your room's style and colours: 

  • Consider the room's colour scheme: Take a look at the colours in the room, including the walls, furniture, and accessories. Choose wall art that includes these colours or complements them.
  • Match the style of the room: The wall art should also match the style of the room. For example, if the room has a minimalist, modern aesthetic, choose wall art that is simple and clean, with bold lines and shapes. If the room has a more traditional, classic vibe, choose wall art with ornate frames and classic subject matter.
  • Use contrast: Sometimes, choosing wall art that contrasts with the room's colour scheme and style can create a striking visual effect. For example, if the room is decorated in muted tones, a bright and bold piece of wall art can add a pop of colour and visual interest. 

Examples of styles and colours to consider include: 

  • Minimalist: Choose wall art with simple lines and shapes and limited colour palettes.
  • Bohemian: Look for wall art with natural textures and earthy colours, such as greens, browns, and blues.
  • Modern: Choose wall art with bold lines and geometric shapes, and bright colours like red, yellow, and blue.
  • Traditional: Look for wall art with classic subject matter, such as landscapes or portraits, and ornate frames.

Choose a Theme or Subject Matter

Choosing a theme or subject matter is an important step in selecting the perfect photography wall art for your space. The theme you choose can set the overall mood for the room and reflect your personal style. 

In a previous article, we explored various popular themes for photography wall art, such as black and white, nature, cityscapes, and abstract. Each theme has its own distinct look and feel, and can help tie together the aesthetic of your space. 

Along with these themes, we have also recently introduced new photography categories to our website. These categories include black and white, travel, and animal photography, and offer even more choices for finding the perfect photography wall art that suits your personal style and complements your home's decor. 

Moreover, keep in mind that when choosing a theme or subject matter, you need to consider the existing style of the room. If you have a minimalist space with neutral colours, a black-and-white theme may be a good choice. If your space has natural elements, such as wood or plants, a nature theme can go well with the organic feel of the room. 

Ultimately, the theme you choose should reflect your own personal style and make you feel happy and inspired when you look at it. Take the time to choose the right theme and soon you’ll find yourself with a beautiful and meaningful display of photography in your home or office.

Think About the Size and Placement

When it comes to choosing the right size and placement for your photography wall art prints, there are a few things to consider. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect size and placement for your wall art: 

  • Room size: Consider the size of the room when choosing the size of the wall art. In a small room, you might want to choose smaller wall art to avoid overwhelming the space. In a larger room, you can choose larger wall art to make a statement and fill up the empty space.
  • Wall space: Look at the wall space you have available and choose wall art that fits the space. For example, if you have a narrow wall, choose a vertical piece of wall art. If you have a wide wall, choose a horizontal piece of wall art.
  • Proportion: The size of the wall art should be proportional to the size of the furniture and other objects in the room. For example, a large wall art piece over a small sofa can create an unbalanced look. Make sure the wall art is not too small or too large for the furniture or objects in the room.
  • Placement: Consider the placement of the wall art. For example, if you're hanging the wall art above a sofa, choose a piece that is roughly two-thirds the width of the sofa. If you're hanging the wall art above a bed, choose a piece that is roughly the width of the headboard.
  • Groupings: If you're hanging multiple pieces of wall art together, consider the overall size of the group. The wall art should be arranged in a visually pleasing way and take up the appropriate amount of space.

Here are some common sizes of wall art prints available at Gioia Wall Art and how to choose the right one for your room:

Small (40x60cm and 50x70cm)

These smaller sizes are perfect for adding a pop of colour or interest to a smaller space or for use in a gallery wall arrangement. They work well in entryways, hallways, or above a small piece of furniture like a desk or dresser.

Medium (60x90cm and 70x100cm)

These sizes are versatile and work well as stand-alone pieces or in a group of two or three. They're great for creating a focal point in a living room, bedroom, or dining room, and can be hung above a sofa, bed, or dining table.

Large (80x120cm and 90x135cm)

Larger sizes work well as statement pieces in a larger room or above a larger piece of furniture like a sectional sofa or king-sized bed. They can also be used in a hallway or entryway to create a bold first impression.

Extra Large (100x150cm and 120x180cm)

Our extra-large sizes are perfect for filling a large empty wall space or for use as a statement piece in a grand room like a living room or dining room. They can be used to create a dramatic effect and add personality and interest to the room.

Remember, the right size of wall art for your room will still depend on the size of the wall, the proportion of the furniture and other objects in the room, and your personal preference. 

It's worth noting that Gioia Wall Art also offers custom sizes for those who need a specific size to fit their space. Additionally, some prints may have the option to be made in even larger sizes, up to 2.5m wide, depending on the image.

Select the Right Frame

The right frame for your wall art can make all the difference in creating a polished and professional look in your space. Remember that a frame should complement the decor of your room. 

Here at Gioia, we offer a variety of wall art print options to help you find the perfect fit for your space. Our options include: 

  • Framed Canvas: A print on canvas with a shadow box floater frame. This creates a unique and modern look that is perfect for contemporary spaces.
  • Stretched Canvas: A print on canvas that is stretched to stretcher bars, creating a classic and timeless look that is perfect for traditional or rustic spaces.
  • Framed Poster: Print on art paper that is framed with a timber frame with acrylic glass on top. This is great for creating a sleek and sophisticated look in modern spaces.
  • Unframed Poster: Print on art paper that is rolled up in a mailing tube, ideal for those who want to frame the print themselves or for those who want to create a gallery wall.

Your Journey to Beautiful Photography Wall Art

Choosing the right photography wall art print is a crucial step in creating a beautiful and personalized space. By considering the room's style, the theme, the size and placement, and the frame, you can create a stunning piece that truly reflects your personality and style.

Take your time to explore the photography categories on our website to find a wall art print that fits your style and needs. From black and white to nature, cityscapes, and more, we’re confident that you will find something that adds beauty and personality to your space. 

Have fun browsing – we’re excited to be here through your journey of creating the perfect look for your home!