Why is it important to have wall art at home?

Every home is unique and has a story to tell.
A house with blank walls seems bare and empty. Wall art helps to define your personality and your space. It can create character in a home. It’s important to have a home that you can be proud of. After all, it’s your retreat and a place for you to spend time with your loved ones. When you throw that occasional party, it would definitely be great to wow your guests with your good taste in interior design. Wouldn't it be wonderful to dazzle your guests and have them envious of your home? Wall art is a very simple addition, yet it can make all the difference.
In fact, having wall art at home is important.

Here are some reasons why:

1) It makes the home look styled and complete

Have you seen those interiors that are not quite complete? Something seems missing. An apartment with bare white walls with sparse furniture, perhaps. A sophisticated piece of canvas art can make all the difference.

Wall art is the finishing touch that can make your home look like and feel like a styled hotel. After a few tweaks around the house, and hanging up a canvas painting on the walls, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the cover page of an interior design magazine. Amazing what one painting can do, right?

Are you worried about the price of the art? Not to worry. Wall art need not be those fine art pieces from the gallery that cost you a few grands. There are quality wall art that are sold at affordable prices. In fact, you can check out Osharey’s website and pick some good pieces at an affordable price. Osharey specialises in canvas wall art that are gallery wrapped and ready to hang.

Dining room styled by an abstract hand painted canvas art

This sophisticated abstract art piece is hand painted on high quality linen canvas and mounted on a floater frame. Check out this art piece named "Forest in Lake"

2) The art piece adds character to the house

If you’re a homeowner who is energetic and loves vibrancy, having different and contrasting colours around the house is a great idea.

Put up a bold and bright coloured canvas painting and immediately you get a blast of high-voltage, look-at-me colours. Don’t shy away from them. When used right, they can be entirely statement making. It is also a form of self-expression.

If you’re looking for something that’s not so loud, choose a piece that has warm neutrals. That will make your personal space feel cozy, comfortable and inviting.

Canvas Wall Art

Do not underestimate the power of an abstract art piece. Put a hand painted one against a neutral colored wall and you will immediately add energy and character to your living space. Check out this abstract art "Zest".

3) Wall art creates a focal point


Every room needs something that will catch your attention the moment you step in, to create the atmospheric feel and let you know what to expect. Wall art certainly fulfills this.

Imagine your favourite painting hanging proudly above the fireplace or your sofa. It gives the room personality, and differentiates your space from other people’s.

Be mindful of space.

You don’t want to clutter the space around the wall art; that will bring the focus away. Keep in mind the size of the wall art too! Too small an artwork will not be eye-catching enough, but something too big might be overwhelming.

Hand painted Canvas Wall Art

Let your favorite art piece to greet you each time you step home. One of our popular hand painted canvas art pieces, Elephant in Gold.

 4) It’s pleasing to the eye

Wouldn’t it be great to have somewhere to retreat to and admire artwork, after a long day of work? Having wall art at home is like having a museum curated for you.

There’s something therapeutic about admiring art.

If you have a blank wall, there isn’t much to look at or inspire you. But if there’s a large canvas in front of you with paint and gold foil on it, that’s something for you to appreciate. Wall art can turn a simple room into a stylish one. Wall art gives the impression that the design of the house was well thought out, and has an extravagant feel to it.

5) Canvas art can affect your mood

Professor Semir Zeki, a neurobiologist, once carried out research on art.

The results show that the viewing of art will cause blood flow to increase in areas of the brain normally associated with romantic love. It triggers good feelings within you, allowing you to feel pleasure. Admiring art increases dopamine, a compelling effect that is associated with being in love or recreational drug taking.

Backed with research, you know buying wall art is a valuable investment to one’s mind and soul.

Abstract painting on display

Get the right wall art to decorate your house and it can bring about tons of positive benefits to your mind and body. Try out this piece of hand painted abstract art, Emerald Waterfall.

6) Gives an easy colour theme

When it comes to decorating, wall art is usually not the first thought that pops into mind. It is usually a second thought, or even last, after all the wall paint and furniture has been decided on. Maybe it’s time to reconsider the order.

Picking a colour theme for your house can be intimidating. Here’s where wall art can come into handy. Instead of picking paint colours and furniture first, you can pick a piece of wall art that you like, and build a colour scheme based on it.

Identify the key colours in the piece, and think about how you can design your house to fit the theme. Don’t be pressured or restricted by the colours, though. It’s simply a source of inspiration. It’s your house to decorate, there’s no right or wrong.

Now, not only does the wall art fit perfectly into your home, you don’t have to worry about colour choices anymore.

8) It’s moveable

As time passes, the wall art will start to feel like a part of your home, integrated with the rest of the house. But at the same time, it is moveable. If you want it in another room, just make some quick adjustments, and in no time, it’ll be moved.

If you are relocating, take your wall art with you! It’s not like a wall mural, or wallpaper. It’s flexible and convenient.

9) Change it according to your mood

Wall art is easy to take down and replace, as your mood changes.

If you want something simpler, you can have wall art that is in black and white. But if you decide to add a bit of colour, that’s easy as well. Just switch the paintings and your room has a new vibe. In fact, at Osharey, we change our themes regularly, to keep things fresh. Check out our catalog for hand painted canvas art as well as art prints.

When switching pieces, be aware of how the mood of the room changes. Don’t stray too far away from the color scheme of your home, or things might get messy!

To sum things up…

So, if you ask us if it is important to have wall art at home. Our answer is definitely a Yes. To get further affirmation on the importance of art in our life, you may read our next article.

There are so many advantages to decorating with wall art, and there are endless possibilities. It’s all up to you and your creativity! Enjoy the enriching process of designing your house, and remember not to let the colors restrict you.

All the photos featured in this article are displaying our actual canvas art products. Do check out our online store for some refreshing pieces of art to spice up every corner your home and office!