Captivating Landscape Wall Art
Discover our landscape wall art collection in tandem with this inspiring guide for elevating your home to create a captivating atmosphere in any room. Whether you are looking to bring a touch of nature indoors or establish a breathtaking ambiance, we have the perfect art piece to transform your space.
In this inclusive guide, I will take you through the process of selecting landscape wall art photography prints that reflect your personal style and enhance the feel and mood of your home or office. From beautiful waterfalls to majestic mountain scenes, landscape photography prints offer a wide range of options to suit any taste and aesthetic preference.
By carefully selecting the subject matter, colours, size, and medium, while enhancing the art with accent lighting and optional framing, you can create a focal point that captures the essence of your own expression and transforms any room into a gallery-like setting.
Get ready to embark on a visual journey of inspiring interiors and discover how the right piece of art can truly transform your home.
Benefits of incorporating landscape wall art in your home
Landscape wall art photography prints have a unique ability to transport you to another world; evoking emotions, creating a sense of serenity, and igniting your imagination. By surrounding yourself with images of stunning landscapes, you can create a tranquil environment that promotes relaxation and contentment, or a compelling impression that invites conversation and energy.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, landscapes serve as a conversation starter, adding depth and attention to your space while acting as a focal point which draws the eye and creates visual interest.
One of the key advantages of incorporating landscape prints is the ability to bring nature indoors. Research has shown that exposure to nature, even in the form of art, can have a positive impact on your happiness. It can reduce stress, improve mood, and increase productivity.
Furthermore, the art can help create a sense of balance and harmony in your home. By choosing pieces that align with your personal taste and style, you can create a cohesive and visually pleasing environment.
The right nature prints set the mood for your space by keeping it inviting and communicating what type of person or family you are. We are all different and deserve to decorate our homes in an inspiring way that articulates who we are to our guests.
Choosing subject matter for landscape wall art
As each room in your home has a different use, it makes sense to choose subject matter that matches the mood that you want to create in each space. For example, bedrooms are a private place of calm in your home, so it makes sense to incorporate wall art that transmits the same emotion.
From majestic mountains, to beautiful trees, or calming waterfalls, there is a wide range of subject matter to choose from. Each subject creates a unique atmosphere and aesthetic appeal, allowing you to find the perfect piece that resonates with you depending on the tone you wish to create in each room.
Colourful tree and forest scenes are a very popular as landscape prints. These artworks often feature unique trees such as Japanese maples with vibrant autumn foliage, mossy coastal forests, or stands of yellow aspens.
Tree art can bring a sense of tranquility and relaxation to your space, making it the perfect choice for bedrooms, living rooms, or any area where you want to create a serene ambiance.
Beautiful waterfalls are another popular option that enhance the mood in any room. A dynamic and powerful display of nature, the visual aesthetics of a waterfall are very captivating. The way that water cascades over rocks or cliffs creates a beautiful mist and play of light that is always visually appealing.
Water-themed images are perfect for bathrooms, such as over a soaker tub for a focal point to gaze at as you relax and melt away the stresses of the day.
Mountains are often massive and imposing, creating a sense of grandeur and majesty. Their sheer size and towering peaks can evoke feelings of awe and wonder, reminding us of the vastness and power of nature.
The contrast between rugged peaks and softer features like valleys, meadows, or lakes add to their scenic beauty, making them inspiring subjects for wall art.
Abstract landscapes are another option to consider. These artworks often feature bold colors, unique compositions, and imaginative interpretations of nature.
These types of images can add a contemporary and artistic touch to your space, especially when printed on a large scale, making them ideal for contemplation in modern and eclectic interiors.
Considering colour when choosing wall art
The colour palette of your art plays a crucial role in setting the mood and atmosphere of your space. When selecting artwork, consider your existing colour scheme and choose shades that harmonize with it.
If you have a neutral room in terms of paint colour and furnishings, you may opt for artwork with vibrant hues to create a focal point.
You can make your rooms feel more cohesive by purchasing art with colours that match or compliment other elements that already exist in the room. Alternatively, adding decorations and accessories that contain colours from the artwork will emphasize the united feel of your home.
It is also important to consider the emotional impact of colour. Cool tones like blues and greens create a sense of calm and tranquility, while the intensity of oranges and yellows evoke feelings of warmth and happiness.
Think about the atmosphere you want to create in your space and choose colours that align with that vision.
The chart above is an indicator of colour symbolism in North America and although there may be variances depending on culture, these meanings are somewhat customary.
Determine the right size for your space
Choosing the right size for your landscape wall art is crucial to achieving the desired visual impact. It cannot be overstated that bigger is always better.
When the goal is to make a statement in any room, oversized prints become instant focal points with the power to change the character and energy in a space. Smaller pieces, however beautiful they may be, tend to become 'lost' and forgettable on large walls.
A good rule of thumb is to choose art that is at least two thirds to three quarters the size of the furniture that you are placing it over, or even slightly larger, to give it more distinction. This will create a visually pleasing balance that becomes an instant focal point in the room.
Use a tape measure to determine the height and width of the area where you want to hang the art. The artwork should fit the scale of the wall and be proportional to the space. Horizontal or panoramic pieces works better on wide walls, whereas vertical prints are better suited for taller, narrow walls.
Once you have the measurements, consider the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. If you are looking to create a bold statement, consider choosing a larger piece that fills a significant portion of the wall.
If you have a very large wall in a entranceway, hallway, or great room, use your creativity to design a 'gallery wall' to showcase one large oversized showpiece, or multiple smaller pieces that share a common theme.
Three different lava prints above compliment one other because of the similar subject and colour palette. Large spaces like these are a great opportunity to group together smaller pieces from the same artist that you enjoy.
The Importance of the print medium
Landscape photography wall art is available in a variety of mediums or 'print styles', and is usually chosen by three main factors:
• The level of quality you desire.
• where the art is to be installed.
• your budget.
The four most common mediums include acrylic face-mount, metal, paper, and canvas.
If you are searching for photographic wall art of the highest gallery-like quality, then look no further than the acrylic face-mount medium. When accent lighting is used with these special prints, they look 'backlit' like a computer or television screen.
Acrylics are the gold standard of photographic prints with unmatched vibrance, detail, and three-dimensional depth. Anti-glare acrylic is available to minimize reflections from overhead lights and bright windows. Acrylics come with a recessed floater frame on the rear so they are ready to hang.
Dye-sublimation metal prints are beautiful in any room, but they are the only choice for high humidity areas like bathrooms and kitchens, being waterproof and extremely durable with no risk of water damage.
With excellent detail and saturation, they are also available in high gloss or matte finishes, depending on if you have bright lights or windows which may introduce glare. These prints are also fit with a floater frame, and arrive ready to hang.
Paper prints can be very high quality and possess a fine level of detail and colour, while being the least expensive to buy in most cases. However, they will need to be mounted or framed before you can display them, which adds to the cost.
Canvas prints are also budget-friendly and usually arrive stretched over a wooden frame, ready to hang. Be aware that the rough texture of canvas often obscures the fine details of an image, so they are not the best option if you desire fine art quality.
Accent Lighting and Custom Framing
When you view a photograph on a television or computer screen, remember that you are looking at projected light. Conversely, when you view wall art hanging in a room, you are viewing reflected light, which is the opposite.
Therefore, a lack of illumination with generally make artwork appear dark, especially at night or if there is no natural light in the room.
This is the reason why almost any wall art will benefit greatly from dedicated accent lighting, which is crucial to make it look its best. Having separate circuits with dimmer switches for general room lighting and accent lights allows the greatest control to create your desired ambiance in the evenings.
Most photography prints have reactive properties that make them come alive with a glowing response when lighting is added, enhancing depth and brightening the colours with greater intensity.
This extra light will put your new art piece at the center stage so it commands attention as a breathtaking focal point in your home, especially in the evening when the ambient light of day has faded away.
An extensive subject all of its own, my comprehensive tutorial on How To Light Photography Prints or Artwork can be found here.
And finally, professional custom framing will also elevate your photography print to a higher level of refinement. Beautiful wood frames will add grandeur to the environment in your home, with the added benefit of blending the artwork with your interior décor and architecture.
If you are interested in optional framing for your wall art, please read my tutorial Custom Framing Your Photography Print, which is an in-depth guide that makes the process easy to understand with a multitude of options.
Adding landscape wall art to complement your home décor can be one of the most rewarding aspects of decorating, creating a calming atmosphere and making your home interior more inviting and beautiful. Here is a summarized list of points for choosing your art.
• Choose subject matter that enhances the mood you wish to create in each room. Pay close attention to how a photograph makes you feel, which will help you choose images that convey the atmosphere or theme you wish to establish.
• The colours in your wall art impact mood, so use the Colour Meanings chart as a guide to help create your chosen ambiance.
• To make any photograph an instant focal point and draw the eye, choose a large print size that will match the scale of your wall.
• Decide on the level of quality that you desire, then have your photographs printed in the appropriate medium depending on where they will be hanging. This will help to prevent unwanted glare or water damage.
• Accent lighting is crucial for bringing out the best in your art, and greatly enhances the overall viewing experience.
Using the factors that we have illustrated, it is easy to elevate your home interior in a way that is inviting and beautiful with quality landscape wall art that will stand the test of time.
For a more comprehensive study into understanding colour meanings and harmony, self expression, and creating focal points with photographic prints, please read my article on how to incorporate nature photography into your interior design.
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