How do I choose the right artwork for my bedroom?

It is estimated that we spend a third of our lives in our bedrooms and as an intensely personal space, we want it to reflect who we are and how we want to feel. Whether you want your bedroom to feel calm, comforting, stylish, or perhaps more playful, the most effective way of achieving your desired atmosphere is with art. But how do you choose the right artwork for your bedroom?

Here we will be exploring not only the benefits of having artwork displayed in your bedroom but also what to look for, where to display it and where you can find the perfect artwork.

The Benefits

Art is one of the most visceral elements you can introduce to any space which makes it ideal for any bedroom. Arguably, one of the biggest advantages to bedroom artwork is the mental and emotional benefits. What better way to start your day than to be greeted by artwork that uplifts your mood, changes the ambience of your space and, allows your mind to endlessly wander. Whether you are looking to start your day right or relax at the end of a long day, there is no better way to occupy your mind and your time than with a great piece of art that allows you to shut everything else out.

Artwork is also loved by interior designers as it is one of the simplest and most effective ways of completely transforming a room. If you are looking to change the vibe of your bedroom or even make it appear more spacious, art can help. An interesting piece of artwork can set the mood and instantly draw your eye, changing the look and feel of your bedroom. This can be useful when trying to add a splash of colour into a predominantly monochromatic bedroom without overwhelming the space.

What to Look for and Where to Display Artwork

The most important piece of advice to consider when looking for artwork is to choose something that you love. You want something that evokes feelings of relaxation, calm, excitement, joy, or interest as you will be looking at it every morning and every night. Artwork in such a personal space will become an extension of yourself and so it should be reflective of you and your taste.

As for where it is best to display your artwork, a good rule of thumb is that it should take up two-thirds to three-quarters of your wall. If you are looking to position your artwork over your bed, it should be at least 15- 20cm above the top of your headboard. For other wall locations in your bedroom, you should display your artwork so that the centre is at eye level.

You may also want to consider more non-traditional methods of displaying your artwork such as leaning it against the wall on a shelf or the floor. This is particularly effective for those who like to regularly change up the positioning of their artwork and create a more relaxed feel in the bedroom.

Find the perfect artwork for your bedroom!

Toni Thornton Art offers a wide variety of bespoke artwork and giclée prints which can help to create the perfect atmosphere in any bedroom. Toni Thornton has worked with countless clients to provide the perfect bespoke artwork to suit spaces of all sizes.

Toni can create original, eye-catching contemporary pieces to cater to your interior needs and add the finishing touch that will tie any room together. If you would like to know more tips for arranging artwork in your home, feel free to take a look at one of our blogs here where we explore where and how to display artwork.

Get in touch!

If you would like to know more about the expansive range of fine art prints and canvases available from Toni Thornton Art, you can explore the range here. If you would like to know more, feel free to get in touch today via the contact page or contact the artist studio directly on 01977 809048. The Toni Thornton Art team is more than happy to discuss your aesthetic preferences, as well as your plans, and help to find the perfect piece for your bedroom.


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