Art for Living room Ideas

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What happens when artwork takes center stage in a home? Rather than adding art as an afterthought, even a single favored piece can easily serve as a perfect anchor for the rest of the room. The following images explore a variety of ways to make home artwork serve as more than just a focal point, but as a unifying feature within an interior design. The techniques employed here are clever and diverse: some of these interior artwork ideas perfectly complement the color palette, others unify the design theme, and some enhance the character of the structure itself.

Color matching often proves to be the most straightforward way to incorporate artwork into the home. This space benefits from neutral basics, with the colorful accents easy to change out in case the artwork changes.


Here a mixed-media canvas plays into the structural interior features, like the transition between darker and lighter wood between the living room and kitchen. Gray highlights draw attention to the textured wall and deconstructed forms contrast against the straight lines of the furniture.
This home doesn’t base its interior around the artwork, but instead remains relatively neutral – a sort of blank canvas that accommodates any style the residents want to achieve. The single yellow pillow ties back into the overall theme.
Photographic prints lend themselves well to this eclectic living room interior. A monochromatic art collection is less complicated to work with, easily adaptable to any style.
A sketch of Steve Jobs joins a stunning abstract ink print, both with organic influences to balance out the strict geometric theme used throughout this living room.
Light and shadow provide the overarching theme in this apartment living room – and the stunning artwork in the background enhances the effect. Even if the image weren’t perfectly coordinated in terms of color, the theme itself would still help to carry the interior.
In this interior, classic materials and furniture play against a dramatic industrial background enhanced by modern pop art.
Grayscale themes allow the stark black-and-white artwork to pop out from the background. The tiny golden accent springs to life thanks to the pair of dandelion yellow chairs.
A great example of a print that matches both the aesthetic and the attitude of a room – it’s youthful, fun, and playfully aware. Nobody can frown near a pop art likeness of SpongeBob, right?
A great example of a print that matches both the aesthetic and the attitude of a room – it’s youthful, fun, and playfully aware. Nobody can frown near a pop art likeness of SpongeBob, right?
Gorgeous! Here, the light tones on the abstract prints stand out against their neutral backdrop. Rich furniture textures seem to complement the artwork rather than the other way around.
Gorgeous! Here, the light tones on the geometric prints stand out against their neutral backdrop. Rich furniture textures seem to complement the artwork rather than the other way around.
Although this living room has a solidly-defined color theme, the bright rainbow sofa pillows completely change the overall look.
This living room switches up the common aesthetic of paneled walls and smooth artwork in favor of paneled artwork and smooth walls.

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