To put it simply, art can transform a room. Art can determine a room’s color palette or enhance existing colors in a space. It serves as a focal point and can make a room look larger and feel more finished. Artwork creates a mood and brings life and personality to your space. Choosing the right piece of art can make or break a room’s decor.
If you’re wondering how to choose art for your home, it is important to consider 3 things: color, size, and the image itself. The sheer beauty, stunning colors, clear emotion, and variety of Hawaii landscape photos make them an excellent choice for decorating your home.
Choose the main colors
A good rule of thumb when choosing art is to think about what colors are already present in your room or space and select pieces that complement those colors. This doesn’t mean everything has to match perfectly – quite the contrary. Combining complimentary colors can create interesting visual contrasts that can really bring out each element’s unique characteristics. Take into consideration the wall color, furniture, decor, lighting, etc. to coordinate wall art that complements your space.
Also keep in mind how lighting affects color; during different times of day or night, some hues may stand out more than others so be sure to observe carefully before making any final decisions.
You may want art that matches your furniture or accessories. Another strategy is to select art with complementary colors to your wall or art that highlights a different shade of the wall color. Liven up a neutral-colored wall with bright artwork. Try using a color wheel to find colors that go well together.
What kind of mood are you trying to create in the room? Color can have a significant impact on how you feel in the space. Warm colors can bring comfort, exude power, and inspire passion, while cool colors can create a calming, uplifting, or serene atmosphere.
The islands of Hawaii offer a colorful landscape. This means you can find fine art prints of Hawaii landscapes to match just about any color scheme and atmosphere. You can find bright colors like orange, yellow, pink, blue, and white in photos of Hawaii’s glowing sunrises and sunsets, flora, and powerful waves.
For warm tones such as browns, greens, and reds, explore photos of Hawaii’s volcanoes, relaxing beaches, mountains, and teeming forests. Darker colors like blues, blacks, and deep reds can be found in photos of starry evening skies over the ocean and lava spilling from volcanoes.
Choose Your Photo Size(s)
When it comes to choosing artwork, size matters. Not only do you want something that will fit comfortably in the space you have chosen but it should also be proportional to its surroundings; too small a piece may get lost in larger spaces while too large a piece might overpower more compact areas. When viewing art in person, take pictures of the pieces you are considering with you so that you can visualize how they would look hanging on your wall at home.
To choose the perfect art for your home, the prints need to be the right size to fill the space. A general rule to follow is that the photo should occupy between 60% - 80% of the blank wall space.
Hawaii landscape photos look great in all sizes but really come to life in larger sizes, making an impressive statement.
Another option for filling your wall space is to create a gallery wall with multiple photos. Gallery walls can have photos of different sizes and different shapes, photos of different sizes within a uniform shape, or photos of the same size that create a cohesive shape. Hawaiian landscape photos also look great as diptych and triptych multi panel art.
Questions about selecting the right photo size are common. One way to make sure you choose the best size for your space is to use a wall art visualizer. You send a photo of the wall you plan to hang the art and what photo and size you’re considering, and we send you a mock-up so you can see how it fits in your space.
Choose Your Beautiful Hawaiian Photo To Hang
Knowing what color palette and size will best complement your space, now you just need to choose the perfect Hawaiian photo's subject matter. You really can’t go wrong, but some of the most popular Hawaiian landscape photos feature palm trees, breathtaking beaches, colorful sunsets, crashing waves, bright lava, underwater scenes, and starry skies. Explore this collection of popular Hawaii photos.
Ask yourself questions like: Do you prefer abstract or figurative? Landscapes or still life? Street photography or portraiture? Or maybe something totally unexpected? Take some time to explore online galleries or visit local art shows – chances are you will find something that speaks specifically to you and your style.
Your art selection should reflect who you are as an individual or as a family. If you love bright colors and bold patterns, don't be afraid to go big with them! Don’t feel like you have to stick with one particular style either—mixing and matching can be fun too! Just make sure everything ties together in some way so that it looks cohesive rather than chaotic.
Where you hang your artwork can be just as important as what kind you choose. Placing art higher on walls helps draw people’s eyes up toward ceilings, while lower-hanging pieces create a cozy atmosphere by drawing people's gaze down. Consider also whether it should go above or below furniture items so as not to disrupt sight-lines in your home. If you’re unsure where would be best for a certain piece, try out various placements with tape before committing with nails!
Finally, don't forget about budget constraints; not everyone has unlimited resources when it comes to purchasing artwork but there are plenty of affordable options available if you know where to look (think Etsy!). Doing some research beforehand will help make sure that whatever money is spent is well worth it in terms of quality and craftsmanship.
Try Before You Buy - Visualize It!
Want to know how it will look on your wall before you purchase? We have the perfect solution with our Art Visualizer! Simply photograph your space and give us the dimensions and we'll create a digital preview of your wall with different sizes and images. This helps ensure you’ve chosen the right color, size, subject matter and placement.
The process is simple. Send a photo of your space (the wall where the photo will be hung including furniture and surrounding decor). List what image(s) and what size(s) you’re considering. I’ll create and send you a mockup of your wall with the image(s). This can help you decide if the color scheme works with your room and what size photo will best fit the space.
Choosing artwork for your home does not have to be stressful if taken one step at a time – consider size, color, subject matter and budget constraints before making any decisions. As long as these factors are taken into account, there is no reason why anyone cannot find beautiful works of art which will last a lifetime! Now go forth and choose wisely!
If you’re considering enhancing your home’s decor, explore the variety of Hawaiian landscape photography available at the Andrew Shoemaker Fine Art Gallery. Please contact us if you have questions or need help selecting the perfect image for your space.