It seems that in the modern interior design vernacular, just about anything could be described as ‘art’. That Japanese knife proudly displayed in your kitchen? Art. Newspaper cutting from your school netball team? That’s art. Pancake adhered to your kitchen ceiling from overzealous flipping? Frame it right and you guessed it, you have some art.

But it’s all a bit functional, right? To truly enrich a space, to add depth and create a meaningful expression, it’s to the world of luxury wall art that we must look. This can be challenging for anyone new to interior design, both in position and preference. But we’re to help, with these 5 IDEAL tips on how to add luxury wall art to your interior design space.

DESIGNER WALL ART

It seems so obvious it barely needs saying, but we will anyway; a piece of designer artwork is one of the easiest ways to bring that sense of luxury to the domestic space. Though designer wall art provides a focal and talking point, restraint is required; the last thing you want is overload in this department. Be discriminating.

One designer that can’t be overlooked is Oliver Gal, who is known for bold-coloured artworks of various reputable brands such as Hermes Paris, Chanel Pairs, and Tiffany & Co. Other wall art designers worth considering include Bassett Mirror, Jamie Young, and the Bloomingdale’s Artisan Collection. Of course, the piece needs to fit in with the overall theme of your home, rather than simply be an exercise in box ticking.

FRAME IT LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE

Another form of luxury wall art to consider when designing your interior space is framed prints. Here, the frame is as important as the art within it; the right choice of frame has the ability to exhibit a touch of class in its own right, thereby augmenting the interior space of your apartment. Current interior design trends favour monochromic contrast when considering the relationship between picture and frame; a bold, black skeleton with a simple piece on a white background within can look minimalist yet considered.

Canvas wall art comes in varying designs ranging from abstract patterns to more carefully depicted scenes, with the former, in our humble opinion, being more evocative of that luxury we’re looking to channel. Such cavasses generally come in various sizes within the parameters of 8×10 and 36×48, and work well as a set of three or nine, particularly. The tactile nature of the pieces add texture and warmth to a room, we think.

HAND-PAINTED WALL ART

This luxury wall art design brings an upscale atmosphere to proceedings, make no mistake. The search for one appropriate to your interior space is almost as fun as the deployment once sourced; antique stores, museum auctions, bric a brac shops…they’re all fair game here. Or, if you have artistic talents and wouldn’t be shy about displaying your work, you could paint your own wall art; now that’s luxurious, we think.

HANG ABOUT 

The luxury element doesn’t stop at the piece you select. Indeed, how you hang and position your artwork within its room is key to making your art stand out in just the right way.

Though your instinct may be saying ‘go high’, in fact, your focal piece will look best at eye level. To get this right, use furniture to help you measure up. As a rule of thumb, the bottom of your artwork, or its frame, should be about 8-16 inches above the table or sofa. The same applies if you’re hanging a series of pieces – the lowest level piece should sit in the same place, and then you can stack upwards from there. 

If you don’t have furniture to help you out here, instead use the ‘eye level’ rule, placing your art where you’re naturally going to lock eyes on it. You’ll likely need to do this in a hallway or kitchen, for example. This will ensure that your chosen art can be admired by all, rather than having to look up and around to unearth it.

You can decide to combine two or more luxury wall art designs to give your interior space a feel of elegance and class. For you to get the best luxury wall art experience for your interior space, check out the luxury artwork over at Art Frill for inspiration.