A framed, minimalist line art print leaning against a bathroom wall, next to a burnt orange candle and a white washcloth.

Simple Interior Design: 5 Ways to Add Art to Your Home Décor

“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”

– Billy Baldwin

When it comes to making a house a home, there is little more important than decorating your space with art and home décor that you love. Simple interior design is a journey into your personal style, and the opportunity to collect items that evoke inspiration and peace within.

Here are 5 ways you can add art to your home décor by using simple interior design tips:

1. Don’t be Afraid to Go Big

Big art can look great in a small space. Contrary to what some may think, it can actually make a smaller space look bigger because it draws the eye to the edges of the room.

Extra design tip: If you are buying art prints, look around for a frame that matches the art, not the room.

 2. Place Your Art in The Line of Sight

The height of your art should depend on the room you are decorating. If you’re decorating an entryway, kitchen, or bathroom, it is recommended to place art at standing eye level. When it comes to a dining room or living room, art at seating level can create a more intimate feel.


Extra design tip: When hanging art, try to make sure the bottom of your piece (or the frame) is only 6-8 inches above nearest couch or table.

 3. Try Leaning!

Both framed prints and posters are perfect for decorating bookshelves, side tables, fireplaces and even floors. Art doesn’t always have to be hung, try leaning! Yup, try a full-size framed poster print like this one, and put it on the floor up against a wall. This creates a laid-back and welcoming feel to the room.


4. Mix & Match

You don’t need to box yourself into one specific genre per room. Mix it up! Try combining an abstract geometric design with body line art. You’ll be surprised what goes great together once you start playing with the endless combinations.


5. The Gallery Bathroom 

The bathroom is a perfect place to create your very own little art gallery. Walls and colors tend to be quite neutral in bathrooms, and they are generally one of the smallest spaces in the home which really allows your art to pop. Lastly, we tend to be in there alone most of the time, so it’s the perfect opportunity to contemplate masterpieces.


Extra design tip: Switch your art from room to room. A piece of art that once lived in a bedroom can be given whole new life in the bathroom.


When it comes simple interior design and adding art to your home décor, Doodl offers everyone the opportunity to buy affordable art online that suits their individual taste. Visit our online catalog to find abstract art, minimalist art, geometric art, line art, moon art, and so much more! To learn more about printing options and recommendations from Doodl, visit our FAQs page.


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