For most of us, finding the right art to deck up the walls can be tricky. Even more so, if you do not frequent exhibitions, or understand the distinction between originals and prints, or interpret the meaning.
Thanks to a dozen websites that sell art now, buying one has come within reach. But, the paradox of choice still exists. Scrolling through literally thousands of images across websites to choose just the right one can itself be a daunting task.
Abstract or landscape?
People or wildlife?
Moe than the budget I think it is the thought of deciding what to buy, and if it is the right choice for a wall that is intimidating. If you are confused, you are not alone. We’ve all been there.
I’ve rounded up a dozen paintings all well under Rs 15000 so it won’t put a dent in your savings account. To make it easy, I’ve also categorized them based on your wall color. The popular choice to categorize is by room, but I prefer going by the wall color; unless it is something outrageous meant for your eyes only that you decide to put up in the living room.
ARTWORK FOR WHITE WALLS
This collection tends to gravitate towards abstract prints as it is easier to be non-judgmental and make gives a smaller room for error. The splash of color is often enough to uplift a room instantly making it the focal point of attraction.
Choose a print in one predominant color like blue or red here. If you are hanging two medium prints on a wall, ensure the sizes are similar. Prints such as these are so full of life by themselves that you can skip treating the wall with texture paint or wallpaper.
Red is a strong color which in limited doses can perk up a room, or camouflage other eyesores.
If it is one large print, ensure it is proportional to the wall’s dimensions. For instance, this print look good when hung vertically on a double height wall.
One can never go wrong with blue. It’s a choice to lean towards when you want a calming effect or coastal vibes.
ARTWORK FOR COLORED WALLS:
To offset the color, one of the safest prints on an accent wall is a panel of black & white prints.
ARTWORK FOR THE BAR
CONVERSATION STARTER ARTWORK PIECES
These are a great fit for the hallway or a narrow strip of an isolated wall in the living.
You can create a theme around some of the places you’ve been to or aspire to visit. Make a gallery wall arranging frames vertically or horizontally.
This traces the famed architectural tour along the river and Lake Michigan in Chicago. Buy this framed print in varying sizes