6 tips for choosing artwork

The Block sisters Alisa and Lysandra Fraser know how to transform a home, and the Design Duo believes artwork is the finishing touch to any interior styling.

They have created their own collection of art work together, available this week at online homewares retailer TheHome.com.au.

Here, Alisa and Lysandra share their best tips to choosing artwork for YOUR space.

Size is right
Consider the scale of the artwork in the space. The ceiling height is a good reference point for the size of art you should choose. The higher the ceiling the bigger you can go. Whilst oversized artwork is on trend, you don’t want it to crowd the wall space either.

True colours
Colours in artwork needn’t necessarily match other pieces in your room and the more subtle and understated the colour reference, the better. Nobody wants matchy-matchy!

Let loose
Art genres are many and varied and should be considered in context of your overall design scheme. Like colour, try not to make obvious matches or references in styling as the art may just get lost. It should stand out and make a statement, for art’s sake!

Less is more
Use artwork sparingly and upon walls in spaces where the art will have meaning and impact. Putting up too many pieces for the sake of covering blank walls can detract from what you are trying to achieve as a designer.

Forget the rules
Remember that personality has no rules. Sometimes the most obscure piece of artwork has the capacity to ignite your wall!

Connect with the piece
Finally, try to find artworks that have a story and a connection with you and your space. You will love it so much more as it tends to always be an emotional purchase as it really is ‘the final touch’.

To shop Alisa and Lysandra’s collection, head to TheHome.com.au

Want more? We thought you might like this video.


Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

1 comment
Please login to comment
Posted by John1749Report
This is complte ***.
Please do not confuse artwork with decor!
When anyone talks about matching colours thay are not talking art they are talking about decor.
You are an embarrassment to all of our artists