How to choose the perfect kitchen wall art
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home - and now that open plan kitchens and dining rooms are making family mealtimes and entertaining even more popular, families are spending more time than ever in the kitchen. So it's worth making this space welcoming, and putting some real personality - and there's no better way to do that than with some unique kitchen wall art.
Choose the right size
Kitchens can sometimes be lacking in wall space, especially if you have lots of cabinet and cupboards, so it's important to choose your kitchen wall art in the right size. Large kitchen wall art isn't right for every kitchen - so if you have less space, consider smaller pieces that will make a big impact. Think bright colours or bold typography to draw the eye. If you're lucky enough to have more wall space, you can considering larger kitchen wall art, like a large painting or some kitchen canvas wall art that really makes a statement.
Pick a piece of kitchen wall art that fits your style
Kitchen wall art is a great and easy way to add interest and a new feel to your kitchen without needing to redecorate or repaint. You should aim to find a piece of art, or a selection of prints, that fit your kitchen's feel. If you've got a traditional or shaker-style kitchen, you could pick some vintage inspired kitchen wall art with some pretty botanicals - or in a more modern kitchen, a geometric print or funky typographical print might be a better fit.
Pick a theme
There are plenty of fun kitchen wall art ideas that can fit a theme, and pull your kitchen together. That theme could be as simple as one key colour that threads through all of your prints, or a collection of music inspired kitchen canvas wall art with fun song lyrics or album art iconography. Pick a central statement piece, and build your kitchen wall art around it.
Add some colour and accessorise your kitchen or dining room with fun wall art. Warm and cheerful colours on the warmer end of the spectrum create a happy and energetic feeling - think bold pops or red and orange or buttery yellows. These colours are also said to encourage the appetite, so they're even better for a kitchen or dining space. If your kitchen is more sleek and minimal, keep it classy with monochrome prints.
Bring some personality to your kitchen wall art with some typography prints - from inspirational mottos to favourite song lyrics, typographical prints will make you smile and start a conversation with anyone you're entertaining in your kitchen.
If you already have a focal point in your kitchen - like a bold statement wall or a feature splashback - keep your kitchen wall art simple and minimalist, with abstract images or delicate line art. However, if your kitchen is decorated in plain, pale shades, you can use bright colours or bold designs to really create a focal point and draw the eye. This is a great way to brighten up a dark corner, or add some interest to blank space on the back of a pantry door.
Where to place your art
Picking where to place your kitchen wall art will depend a lot on where you have space within your kitchen. if you have open kitchen shelving, you can add lots of personality with smaller prints in and amongst your other pieces of kitchenware. Got lots of horizontal space over a splashback or above countertops? A triptych of prints in the same size and frame can fill the space while also keeping a nice level of symmetry to your kitchen wall art. If you've got a wide, open space - maybe over your dining table or in an alcove - you can either choose large kitchen wall art, or pick a selection of complimentary pints in smaller sizes for a gallery wall.
Consider a gallery wall
If you'd rather not have your space dominated by one print - or if you'd just like a bit more personality in your chosen kitchen wall art - you could always spring for a gallery wall. This can be a neat and geometric arrangement of art pieces, or, if your taste is a little more eclectic, you can hang your gallery wall in a more random assortment of prints and sizes. This adds some personality to your kitchen - and it also allows you to add more prints on at a later time, as well as experiment with different shapes and arrangements.
Breathe some new fresh air into your kitchen with some gorgeous kitchen wall art - add a splash of colour, fun art pieces or a true focal point that will get everyone talking over dinner. If you want to redefine your kitchen space, book an appointment with our Wren kitchen experts and let us make your kitchen dreams a reality.