Even the most modern and thoughtful interior will not look completely harmonious without wall decor. Beautiful apartment renovation, expensive furniture, quality textiles, figurines – all this creates the basis of the living room. But if the walls remain bare, even in the most beautiful interior you will feel uncomfortable. So, in addition to furniture and decor, it is important to select paintings in the living room to achieve maximum unity of style and harmony.
Features of Living Room Paintings
You do not need to be an art critic and well versed in painting to choose the right picture for the living room. It is enough just to have a minimal sense of taste and see if a piece of art is suitable for your interior. And the rest is a matter of personal preference! Now you can find an option for any style that will look organically in the room interior.
Living room paintings should not be “screaming” and knocked out of the interior. If you have a room in soft cream colors, light plain wallpapers and furniture of the same color, and you hang a bright, colorful canvas on the wall, it will annoy and look like a horse of another color.
A painting size is important. For a large room with high ceilings and a spacious, minimalist style of interior, you’d better to purchase a large picture. If the room is small and cozy, or it has a lot of decor and details, for example, in the style of Provence, it is better to hang small pictures in cute frames.
The frame is part of the canvas and it is also the subject of decor. So the frame should clearly match the style of the interior.
You should also properly position the piece of art on the wall. Often people hang pictures on the wall in a living room directly above the sofa, this is almost always a coup. But you can also hang it above the fireplace, near the front door or on other walls where there is a place.
The painting content is also very important. It should evoke extremely positive emotions, put a smile on your face and calm the nerves. Psychologists say the image is very important for the psyche and even the residents’ health, so avoid gloomy, aggressive or disturbing motives and rough shades on the canvas.