Imagine this: you've spent weeks perfecting your home interior, arranging the furniture just right, picking out the perfect color schemes, and adding those cozy touches that make a house feel like home. But then, as you step back to admire your work, you notice an empty wall staring back at you. Something’s missing, and figuring out what it is can be a real challenge. Sometimes you might end up overdoing it and cluttering the space, or neglecting it altogether, leaving it feeling incomplete.

Art is the perfect solution! The right piece can transform a space, adding personality, warmth, and a touch of your unique style.

As a creative artist, I craft original pieces using mixed media (watercolor and acrylic) on 100% cotton watercolor paper and occasionally on wood panels. My artworks have found homes around the world, and they can be the perfect addition to your home too.

To help make the process easier and more enjoyable, here are some practical tips to help you choose the perfect art for your decor.

How to Choose the Perfect Art for Your Home Decor: Expert Tips and Creative Ideas | Ingrid Sanchez.
My kitchen wall is where I get the most playful. It evokes family and memories, so this is where I hang small art pieces I've bought during my trips, pieces from home in Mexico, and my own artworks. Small and large, it all goes together because it makes me happy. Don’t be afraid to break the rules too.

Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Art for Your Home

1. Understand Your Style

Before you start shopping for art, take a moment to understand your personal style. Do you prefer modern, abstract, traditional, contemporary, or eclectic pieces? Knowing your style will help you narrow down your choices and find art that truly resonates with you.

2. Consider the Room's Purpose

Think about the function of the room where you'll place the art. For example, moon-inspired artwork can be perfect for creating a serene atmosphere in a zen room or yoga studio, while vibrant abstract botanical art could energize a living room or powder room. Modern floral art works well for bedrooms, guest rooms, or nurseries, and lush green leaf artwork is ideal for a studio room. Match the mood of the art to the room's purpose for a cohesive feel.

3. Size Matters

The size of the artwork should be proportionate to the wall space. A large painting can make a bold statement in a spacious room, while smaller pieces work well in more intimate spaces. When in doubt, try laying out the dimensions on the floor or using painter’s tape to visualize the artwork's placement on the wall.

When customers get in touch asking for suggestions on what size to order, I always recommend buying the frame first. This way, you can make sure the size fits well on your wall. If you need a different size than what’s available, I am always happy to make adjustments. Don’t be afraid to ask!

4. Create a Color Palette

Choose art that complements the color scheme of your room. Look for pieces that include some of the same colors as your decor. This doesn't mean everything has to match perfectly, but a harmonious color palette can tie the room together beautifully.

5. Classic Themes

Consider some classic art themes that can easily fit into various decor styles:

  • Floral: Timeless and versatile, floral art can add a touch of nature and elegance to any room. From bold, colorful blooms to delicate, monochromatic abstract floral art, it's a perennial favorite.
  • Botanical: Similar to floral, botanical art focuses on plants, leaves, and trees. It's perfect for bringing a bit of the outdoors inside and can create a calming, natural vibe, ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, and nurseries.
  • Moon Inspired: Art featuring the moon and celestial themes can add a touch of mystery and wonder to your space. These pieces often have a serene and dreamy quality, perfect for a zen room, yoga studio, bedroom or patio.
In her studio: Ingrid Sanchez | Watercolor Art.
Moon Inspired Art for your Home | Art Print by Ingrid Sanchez, CreativeIngrid.
Explore my collection of art prints! Discover my moon-inspired art.

6. Mix and Match

Don’t be afraid to mix different types of art. Combining paintings, photographs, and sculptures can create an interesting and dynamic display. Just make sure there’s some common element, like color or style, to keep the collection cohesive.

7. Think About Framing

The frame can enhance the artwork and tie it into your decor. Choose frames that match the style of the room. For a modern look, go with sleek, simple frames. For a more traditional or rustic room, wooden or ornate frames might be more appropriate.
Pro Tip: Make sure to use anti-glare glass when framing your artworks. This helps protect them from reflections of light and UV radiation. Check out this blog post to learn more about framing your art for optimal display.

8. Think About Placement

Where you place your art is just as important as the art itself. Hang pieces at eye level for the best viewing experience. In rooms where you sit down, like the dining room or living room, consider the seated eye level instead.


Finding the perfect art for your home is a journey to be savored—a personal and rewarding experience. Enjoy the process of discovering pieces that resonate with you and enhance your living space. Trust your instincts; if a piece makes you happy or evokes a strong emotion, it’s likely the right choice for your home.

By understanding your style, considering the room's purpose, and following these simple tips, you can create a space that is not only beautiful but also a true reflection of you.

June 25, 2024 — Ingrid Sanchez

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