Make Your Rooms Look Bigger with Wall Art

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You may have come across rooms that look and feel larger than they are, all thanks to the way it’s designed. Interior designers usually blend a little of aesthetic principles and technical elements to bring forth the best of both to create a space that has a good spatial flow to it. 


Designing is much more complex than creating spaces that look good. Sometimes making simple choices such as wall angels, space partitions, light fixtures and even introducing the right wall art can make a room look larger than it is. So if you live in a house with small rooms, making a few design changes can make your rooms look more spacious than they are.


In this blog, we will discuss three simple tips to make your rooms look larger with the help of wall art.


Why do we need to ‘feel’ space?


You may be able to answer this question immediately if you live or have previously lived in a small or midsize house/apartment. As much as you need space in your house and define them for different purposes, you may not have enough area to divide up once all the furniture is in place. Even the simplest of things such as a rug under the couch or a small corner table will make the place look crowded and congested.


Exaggerations apart, even if there isn’t much space available for us to enjoy, we often want our homes to ‘feel’ spacious. Creating an illusion of space by cleverly rearranging the furniture and introducing the smallest of design elements can not only elevate the look and feel of your room but also help you feel less restricted while inside.


So what if we say that you can easily achieve this by hanging the right artwork on your walls? More often than not people think that bare walls are the key to creating a spacious-looking room. But our art consultants would politely disagree with the theory. 


When it comes to decorating your walls, the smaller the decor you place on your walls, the larger you will feel in comparison to it. This, in turn, will make the room feel smaller than it is. So, if you have small rooms with large enough wall space, our art consultants recommend considering a good canvas painting or print to create the visual illusion of having a larger room.


To help you choose better, here are a few artwork ideas that are great for smaller rooms-


Finding suitable artwork for your space


Smaller living spaces are much more common than you think in residential buildings spread across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, as the demand for apartments is higher in these cities. So as much as you love to have a spacious apartment, you may have to make do with a smaller space that’s within your budget or one which is closer to your place of work/business. 


For decorating the walls of a small or mid-sized room, our art consultants recommend choosing an artwork that fills up at least 30% of your wall space. However, full wall paintings or prints may crowd up the space too much. For a smaller room to look larger than the actual, the negative wall space is as important as the covered area. Once you have decided on an approximate size for your wall art, here are a few things to keep in mind before buying one-


  • Invest in abstract paintings

Abstract paintings are highly versatile. The abstract nature of the subject keeps the artwork interesting without overwhelming the surroundings. Abstract paintings can also create a single focal point, without taking over the whole vibe of the space. Invest in monochrome or canvas paintings in subtle hues if your interiors are not very coordinated or if they don’t follow any particular theme.


  • Invest in colors from palette of your room

For your small room to look larger effortlessly, it is best to choose canvas paintings or prints featuring colors that are already part of your room’s palette. If your interiors carry minimalist energy and use monochrome hues throughout, opt for paintings in similar color tones. On the other hand, if your room is eclectic and has bolder colors, you can go ahead and opt for artwork with more color. Ideally, it is best not to have paintings with a lot of colors and textures as they may be too dynamic for your space, making it look busy and congested.


  • Opt for gallery wrap

While ornate or classic wooden frames are beautiful, it tends to limit the artwork by acting as borders. Choosing gallery wrap for your paintings or prints will help the artwork to blend seamlessly with its surroundings and go with the natural flow of the room.


Buying artworks online


You can now choose artworks that suit Artecasso and place an order online. Our unique collection of handmade canvas paintings and luxury prints will elevate your space and make it look larger and more gorgeous. You can also avail the services of our art consultants for analyzing your space and making custom recommendations. Contact us today for more.

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