The average interior designer is going to recommend that you use a minimal amount of decor when you are decorating your starter home or apartment. The reason this suggestion is made is because having a cluttered decorating scheme makes an already small room appear any smaller. The problem is that the average person almost always assumes that a minimal amount of decor actually means that you shouldn’t hang anything on your walls. What minimalist decorating actually means is that you use the just a few pieces of art to their full advantage.
Selecting the Perfect Art Print
When you are shopping for an art print you will want to avoid any prints that seem overly flashy and showy. The idea of minimalist decor is to be subtle, you will want your art prints to accent the room, you don’t want them to draw attention to themselves. You are looking for prints that are full of character and will highlight your wall. So instead of the brilliantly colored tropical fish you should consider the black and white art print of the old man sitting on a park bench.
Make sure the Subjects Match
One of the things that interior designers recommend when it comes to minimalist decor is to look for prints that tell a story or are at least like themed. So if you purchase the art print of the old man you should try looking for additional art prints that either highlight older people or parks. One of the best ways to make sure that your subjects all match is to make sure that all of your art prints have been designed by the same artist.
Match Your Art Print to Your Furniture
If you have a lot of contemporary furniture you will probably want to avoid purchasing art prints that feel as modern and edgy as your furniture. If you notice that most of your furniture looks kind of soft and romantic you should choose prints that make your feel soft and romantic.
Use Personal Preference
In addition to making sure that your art print compliments your interior design you also need to remember that you are the person who is going to have to look at the art print every single day. If you absolutely can not stand to look at a picture you shouldn’t get it, leave it for someone else who has a different taste in art than you do.