How To Choose The Perfect Piece Of Abstract Wall Art


If you're looking for a way to create a sense of mood and energy in your space, choosing piece of abstract wall art is a great place to start.

The joy of abstract art is it's open to interpretation - how you see it and what it evokes for you may be very different to what the next person sees.

Unlike traditional art, abstract art does not depict recognisable objects or figures, but rather relies on colour, shape, and/or  texture to convey emotion and movement.

If you're looking to incorporate abstract art into your space, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Choosing the Perfect Piece of Abstract Wall Art

First, consider the colour scheme of your room. Abstract art can be a great way to add a pop of colour to a neutral space or to complement an existing colour scheme.

For example, if your living room is decorated in shades of blue and gray, you might choose an abstract painting with similar hues to hang above the fireplace.

Or, you might choose a complementary colour to create energy and mood. If you're unsure what colours complement each other, there are now a range of online tools you can use. This colour wheel from Canva is a great place to start.

Adding Abstract Wall Art To Neutral Spaces

If you want to add a bold statement to a neutral room, a large, colourful abstract piece of wall art can be a great way to do that, as demonstrated here with our Viva print.

 Abstract Wall Art

You can also choose to complement a neutral space with a neutral artwork to create a relaxing and calming environment. A piece of hand painted wall art can be a great way to do that, as the hand painting process will bring texture and interest into the space, as demonstrated here with White Whispers. 

Hand Painted Wall Art


Where to place abstract wall art

Next, think about the size and placement of the piece. Abstract art can be used to fill a large wall or to create a focal point in a smaller space. Consider the size of the piece in relation to the room, and how it will look when viewed from different angles.

A large painting can be a great way to fill a large, empty wall, while a smaller piece can be used to create a more intimate setting.

When it comes to placement, you can choose to hang your abstract painting in a traditional spot, like above a fireplace or sofa. But you can also be more creative and hang it in an unexpected place.

For example, you can hang a large painting above your bed for a bold statement, or you can hang a smaller piece in a corner or in the hallway to create a sense of flow throughout your home.

When picking an abstract painting, consider the feeling you want to evoke in the room. Abstract art can be playful and whimsical, or it can be more contemplative and meditative.

If you're looking for a piece that will add a sense of calm to your space, choose a piece with soft, muted colours and gentle brushstrokes, as demonstrated here with our print Oblivion. 

Oblivion Abstract Wall Art

If you want something that will add a sense of energy and movement, choose a piece with bold, bright colours and sweeping lines.

When it comes to displaying your abstract art, you can choose to hang it on the wall, lean it against the wall or even place it on a shelf or a console table.

You can also mix and match different styles and sizes of abstract art to create a gallery wall. This can be a great way to add visual interest to a large wall and to display multiple pieces at once.

Finally, don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and techniques. Abstract art is incredibly diverse and can take many forms, from geometric shapes to gestural brushstrokes. Be open to different styles and take the time to find a piece that speaks to you and your personal taste.

Abstract art is a great way to add a unique and dynamic touch to your home. By considering the colour scheme, size, placement, and feeling you want to evoke, you can easily incorporate abstract art into your home decor. Remember to experiment with different styles and techniques, and have fun with it!

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