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4 Tips for Choosing & Displaying Custom Art

Custom art makes a beautiful, meaningful addition to any living space. Regardless of the style of your décor, your color scheme or the other artwork you’re already displaying, a custom piece can be easily incorporated.

Love the idea of a Soundwave Art canvas or print, but not sure how to make it work for you? Here are four tips to guide you in purchasing and displaying your custom art.

Choosing Your Color: Coordinating vs. Layering

When choosing the colors for your custom artwork, it is easy to automatically default to the colors that are already present in your living space. After all, this is the most fool-proof way to ensure that your artwork will coordinate well with your furnishings, accessories and textiles. If you would consider the style of your décor to be traditional, then pulling two dominant or complementary colors from the room is a simple way to ensure that the artwork blends seamlessly with its surroundings.

Of course, choosing bold artwork that introduces new colors into the room also has its merits. A canvas or print that creates an impact with a simple black and white design brings a clean, modern look while giving the eyes a place to rest. Soundwave Art that features the favorite colors of the giver and the recipient is not only meaningful, but it creates a layered, sophisticated feeling.

In the end, you really can’t mess up when choosing your color scheme. However, if you have a traditionally styled space and you want to keep it that way, pull a couple colors from your décor. If you have transitional or modern décor or you want to make a bold statement, throw caution to the wind and choose whatever suits your fancy.

Repeating Lines for a Unified Look

Line repetition helps to direct attention back to the art, ensuring that it is the focal point of the room. The clean lines in Soundwave Art can be complemented by placing the art above furniture that also features smooth, straight lines, such as square or rectangular tables, modern sofas or other similarly styled furnishings.

Choosing the Best Placement

Especially if you have high ceilings, the temptation may be to try to create balance by centering the artwork in the middle of the wall. If you’re creating a gallery wall, you can get away with having a few pieces up high, but for the most part, make sure that artwork is hung at eye-level. Not only will artwork that is hung too high prevent viewers from fully enjoying it, but it can also make the room feel less inviting by making you feel like the walls are looming over you.

Selecting the Right Sized Artwork for Your Space

Big, bold artwork can serve as a focal point and be enjoyed from across the room. If you’re selecting a piece that will be displayed on a mantle or above a sofa, don’t be afraid to go big. If you’re choosing a small piece of artwork, display it in a more intimate place, such as a hallway or a wall where furniture won’t prevent the viewer from getting right up to it.

Incorporating new artwork into your space can be a challenge, but by following these tips, you can ensure that your custom art can be fully enjoyed for years to come.

Mike LaTour - Co-founder Mike LaTour  Soundwave Art
2019 Finalist - Digital Innovation In Art Award

I spent 17 years in the music industry and have always had a love of art. Combining music, sound, and art was a perfect fit.

I’d like to thank you for visiting us and invite you to have a look around. Express your creativity and record a sentiment that will last for generations!