We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on the vibrancy of an abstract painting or the depth and dimension of a framed vintage rug, wall art is an element that helps elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated art for walls collection is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Wall artwork instantly refreshes your space and gives character to your walls. The beauty and versatility of mediums, designs, and textures make artwork for walls a vital part when creating the design aesthetic for any space in your home. An art wall has the power to transform completely any room, whether you want to provide a focal point that ties everything together or just utilize a unique accent to fill in space. With a large variety of wall art styles, it’s essential to understand the fundamental principles of how to use them correctly.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when searching for arts wall decor? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our well-curated line of wall art painting and decor designs.
Consider Your Space
Buying wall art paintings and decor pieces is a big decision, so you should carefully examine your options and the different ways that you can use these accents. We recommend starting by looking at the room or rooms that you want to revitalize. Imagine the different types of wall art in relation to the central theme that space has. That way, whatever you choose will be much more likely to seamlessly blend in, or create the intended effect of stylishly contrasting the look.
When selecting art for walls for your living room, recognize the size and style of your space. You may be working with a large, open-concept space, a small-space room, or a traditional family room. In either the open-concept room or traditional family room, it may be best to layer in wall art pictures or cluster a few to create an art wall. Or, if you have a small-space living room that serves as the center of your home life, you can find one centerpiece to dominate the entire room. We love this Slim Aarons 'Eden-Roc Pool' Photography Print, because of its nostalgic yet vibrant imagery and oversized frame.
If you are looking to bring in wall art for your bedrooms, similarly identify the look of the space first and ask yourself questions about its use. Are you adding a refined style to your master bedroom to complement the timeless design of your furniture pieces? Do you have young children or a newborn and want whichever style you choose now to still be fun and imaginative in a few years? However you pick, you will first have to recognize and choose how this new wall arts painting will get used in your space.
For transitional spaces like an entryway or hallway, artwork for walls helps to define and elevate that space to being more than just functional. Think framed wall art pictures intermingling your personal photography in your foyer. Or for trickier, narrower walls, place a textural piece, like this Studio nom. Zanele Wall Hanging.
Give Character to Your Walls
Wall artwork brings a unique character to a home, and it speaks to the personality and interests of the person who lives there. It is a decor element that is transitional—and unlike larger, foundational pieces like rugs and furniture, wall art can be easily moved or replaced as your style changes and evolves.
But what is the right wall artwork for your home, and where do you want to hang it? It’s easy to find art that reflects your style, but it can sometimes be hard to know where it enhances and elevates the space best. Check out our tips below for choosing a piece that you love, as well as ideas to incorporate wall art paintings and decor into a space so that it feels cohesive and curated.
Set A Purpose
Choosing the perfect wall art for your home can accomplish a wide range of functions. Think about how you want to use it. You may want to use a wall art painting on a single accent wall, or mix and match pieces to create an art wall.
Featuring detailed linework and rich color palettes, our line of stylish home wallpaper allows you to fill your space with lots of character. What is also great is that you imprint your style with textural styles, without just being limited to pattern-work and different colors. A tactile mural can complement and play off the texture of your furniture and textiles in your space.
Now that you have considered your space and set a purpose for how your wall artwork will live in your room, we wanted to breakdown all of the different types of styles in our Lulu and Georgia collection.
Wall Art Styles
As new materials and patterns have become more accessible, the world of art for walls has expanded and brought in tons of beautiful and exciting designs. We're huge fans of wall treatments that layer in a ton of tactile and visual style because they instantly add depth and dimension.
As we spend more and more time indoors, textured and tactile walls are preferred over flat and painted ones for adding a fresh look. Treatments like Venetian Plaster, wood paneling, and grasscloth wall coverings add a dimension to the indoors, giving an organic yet refined quality. Textile styles also have unique and added benefits, as it’s not only breathable but also has better sound insulation.
Whether featuring stunning vintage photography, abstract patterns, or reproductions of historical works of art, you can't go wrong with using a framed print to add polish to your walls. This 'Anenome' Print, with its tonal deep blue floral motif layers in a minimalist and soothing feel to your room.
We love adding a wall arts painting into a space because it adds a bit of dimension and textural impact. Made-to-order pieces, both framed and unframed, brilliantly show off the brushstrokes and craftsmanship behind every piece.
Mixed Media and Sculptural
Beautifully blending materiality and techniques, mixed media and sculptural pieces create such visual impact for your walls. This 'Silver Waves' Wall Art by Kira Appelhans, with its etched design and monochromatic palette, is an ideal statement piece to style above your bed or sofa.
Whether made of metal, wood, reclaimed fabrics, or upcycled materials, wall hangings provide an effortless and chic look to your space. However subtle, the freedom of movement adds a dynamic touch.
Textile Wall Art
Crafted from vintage rugs, this limited-edition capsule of framed textile wall art adds warmth, a striking pattern, and (often) rich color to your walls. Plush with traditional patterns, they bring so much character to your room, whether above a console table or sideboard.
If you have an interest in the arts, wall decor is a great way to brighten up your walls and give personality to a room. Art is an expression of you and allows a place to feel more like your home. Whether you are seeking a large wall art painting for a living area or dining room, a smaller scale print as part of a vignette or gallery wall, Lulu and Georgia has a thoughtfully curated collection of wall art and decor to choose from.
Size and Scale
Before you purchase artwork for walls, think of the location where you want to hang it. Measure the area first and take into account that you will want your art to have some breathing room away from any furniture—you don’t want the art to hang too high or too low on the wall. If you are buying a larger print to place over a sofa or a console table you want it to be a little smaller in scale than the furniture, so as not to over-dominate the space. A good rule of thumb is to have the artwork hang about five or six inches above the furniture.
In a smaller area, like a powder bathroom or entryway, wall art can add depth and make a space feel larger. A small print displayed above the toilet, or over bath towel hooks offers a touch of personality and character.
In an entryway vignette, wall artwork can be displayed over an entryway console, stacked with books and a potted plant. Instead of the space feeling flat, the inclusion of art creates dimension and movement, instantly making it more visually appealing.
Mix it Up
When you add art to a wall, you instantly give a space texture, color, and visual interest. The benefit of art for walls is that it doesn’t have to exactly match the overall style of the room. One thing you want to avoid is having a space feel too bland or forced, like that of a model home. Instead, now is your chance to be creative and bold.
Try adding a simple, minimalist sketch as wall decor. More modern artwork offers an eclectic look to a space filled with more traditional influences and silhouettes. Or try a colorful, abstract painting in a more rustic space, decorated with natural wood elements. Hand-picked artwork adds a dynamic aspect; it tells a story, making a room feel more authentic and characterful.
Create a Gallery Wall
The concept of creating and organizing art into a gallery wall can feel overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. When choosing pieces to hang collectively, be sure to pick framed art prints in varying sizes. There doesn’t have to be an overall theme to your gallery wall, but it should look curated. When hanging up your art for walls, make sure to measure the distance between each piece. There needs to be enough space between the frames, so as not to look too cluttered. The general idea is to have each print be about three to five inches apart on all sides. Lastly, use your wall space. When arranging a gallery wall, don’t cluster the artwork into a tiny area, feel free to hang art close to the ceiling, which gives perspective and space.
Inspired Wall Art and Decorations for Your Home Office
Your home office is a space where you want to feel creative and inspired. It shouldn’t feel blank, dull, and unimaginative. Conversely, you don’t want the space to look chaotic and cluttered. First, choose a color palette that you can draw from, then find artwork that is engaging and expressive. Most importantly, you want your wall art to complement and elevate the overall look of your office.
For a simple and minimalist look, choose a large focal piece (or two smaller pieces of art) that you can hang over your desk or small seating area. This allows your office to have personality while still looking clean and fresh.
If you are looking for a cozy, more vintage-inspired style for wall decor, try artwork in varying sizes. Stagger them on open shelves or mount them for a gallery wall look. Pick unique frames, so as not to make the room look too rigid and uniform.
Curated Designer Collections
At Lulu and Georgia, we're proud of the company we keep. From up-and-coming makers to celebrated brands, we are excited by the relationships we have cultivated. That includes stylish pieces from different design studios and industry-leading brands—like Studio nom., Candice Luter Art & Interiors, Circle & Line, and Lemieux Et Cie—that elevate your look.
This Candice Luter Forte Wall Hanging is a dynamic yet refined fiber arts wall decor piece. Handwoven and braided to form an arching and oversized design, it injects a ton of visual and tactile interest to contrast more streamlined and functional furniture pieces.
Modern wall art can offer almost endless ideas to enhance any style of home design. You can use it as a daring accent, completely reimagining an entire room and bringing it to life. Tactile designs can help add a new dimension to your home and make your walls tell a powerful story that naturally captures the eye. Be bold and inventive by mixing and matching different mediums to express your style.
Whichever way you decide to style it, remember that your wall artwork allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can then immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this accent to build on your home's look.
When you shop for art for walls at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that will complement the style of your home, but also make it feel more elevated. Choose from our wide selection of wall art and find the perfect choice for your project, no matter what you might be looking for. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on how to best create stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less