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What To Do When You Have Too Much Art For Your Home

Many of my clients have recently downsized.

Many of my clients have inherited artwork from a loved one.

Many of my clients complain that they have too much art, their walls are totally junked up and they don't know what to do. Here are some ideas to deal with this problem:


In the world of interior design and home decor, there's a fine line between a beautifully adorned space and an overwhelming art overload. If you're an art enthusiast or someone who simply loves to collect wall decor, you might find yourself facing the challenge of how to choose what to display when your walls are brimming with options. In this blog post, I'll explore some practical tips to help you curate your art collection and create a balanced and visually pleasing home environment.

  1. Assess Your Collection:

The first step is to take a good look at your art and wall decor collection. Identify the pieces that resonate with you the most and those that hold the highest sentimental value. Make note of any duplicates or items that no longer fit your style. 2. Define Your Style and Theme:

Consider the overall style and theme of your home decor. Are you drawn to contemporary art, vintage pieces, or a mix of both? Understanding your preferred aesthetic will guide you in selecting the pieces that best align with your decor style. Pinterest is a helpful online tool. Just create a mood board with art you like and look for patterns that stand out to you. 3. Create a Focal Point:

Designate one or a few areas in your home as focal points for your art. This could be a prominent wall in your living room, a hallway, or even a dedicated art gallery space. By concentrating your art in these areas, you can create a visually appealing and impactful display without overwhelming the entire space. Read my other blog post here about what areas of your home should start with when you are decorating your walls with art and texture. 4. Rotate Your Collection:

Instead of displaying all your art at once, consider a rotation system. Change the artwork on display every few months to keep your home decor fresh and dynamic. This not only allows you to enjoy different pieces but also prevents overcrowding. 5. Mix and Match:

If you have various types of art, mix and match them strategically. Combine different sizes, styles, and mediums to create an eclectic and visually stimulating arrangement. Ensure that there's a harmonious flow and balance between the pieces you select.

6. Prioritize Quality Over Quantity:

Quality should always take precedence over quantity. If you have too many pieces, focus on keeping those with the highest artistic and emotional value. Consider investing in custom framing or professional display options for these cherished pieces.

7. Create a Gallery Wall:

Gallery Walls have been all the rage for about a decade or so. In my opinion, they will always be a good solution to the problem of having too much art. These options allow you to display multiple artworks as a cohesive unit, creating a striking focal point. 8. Seek Professional Advice:

Interior designers and art consultants can provide valuable insights and expertise in curating your art collection. They can help you choose the right pieces, arrange them effectively, and ensure that your decor reflects your personal style. 9. Donate or Sell Unwanted Art:

If you have art that no longer resonates with you, consider donating it to a local art organization or selling it to someone who appreciates it. This not only frees up space but also allows others to enjoy your art.

Having too much art and wall decor is a wonderful "problem" to have, as it reflects your passion for creativity and expression. By carefully curating your collection, defining your style, and being mindful of balance and quality, you can transform your home into a space that celebrates art in all its forms without feeling overwhelmed. Remember that your art should enhance your living environment, tell a story, and bring joy to your everyday life.

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