22 Types Of Beautiful Wall Art Themes To Brighten Your Interiors
The most popular type of décor in Interiors – Wall art themes in paintings, photographic prints, etc., enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the room and other interior spaces. Wall arts act as a visual retreat and rejuvenate the ambiance of any space instantly.
Each piece of art is unique, and distinctive, and enhances the décor. They are available in various colors, themes, sizes (small, medium, large, oversize), painting types (acrylic, oil, etc.,) orientation(landscape/portrait), material (canvas, wood, etc.), finish, format (frame, canvas, etc.) Also, various artworks adhere to different subjects, styles, and themes.
Giant artworks create an impressive focal point for any space. Wall art integrated with the interior style of your room regulates the perfect ambiance for your room.
Arrange small artworks in pairs or in a collage style to create focal points.
1. Interior Wall Art Themes – Abstract Paintings
Abstract art is a creation of expression and reflection of what an artist sees to create an attractive effect using exciting colors, textures, brush strokes, and design themes. There are different subjects and motifs in this artwork, and each art is unique and distinctive in itself. Even though each artwork suits/enhance two or more different styles of room décor, a careful selection of these would complement the décor style of the room. For instance, canvas art with an autumn theme enhances the coastal, farmhouse style of décor compared to the contemporary style. Abstract art paintings are perfect for any room in residential and commercial space decor.
2. Animals – Paintings
These paintings are associated with the theme of the animal kingdom and wildlife. They reflect the interpretation of different types of animals, including domestic and wild animals. Whether it is a painting of a lion in a dense forest, a pet dog reading a newspaper, or an elephant surrounded by trees, there is something unique and exciting in painting expressing the artist’s feel and creation. They are ideal for modern and contemporary style interiors in various residential and commercial spaces. If you are mesmerized by animals and are an animal lover, then certainly go for it!
The architectural type of paintings represents various interior and exterior views of architecture. They vary from different parts of the world with distinct architectural features, details, etc. The pictures can be of historical temples or modern buildings or church interiors/a simple Morocco style door. They represent various forms and styles of architecture, creating a unique expression in the interiors. These are ideal for any décor depending on the color, and scene of the painting for homes, offices, and interiors. Perfect for those who are passionate about art, architecture, and interiors!
4. Astronomy and Space
These paintings represent various elements of astronomy- constellations, galaxies, Nebulas, planets, stars, asteroids, moon, comets, etc. Whether it is an image of the graphical on canvas/ a painting of your imagination, they add depth and create an illusion that the art is floating into the wall. Thus, it is ideal for contemporary-style interiors and is distinctive as a different type of décor for homes, offices, galleries, etc.
5. Black and White
As the name suggests, these are unique paintings with black and white colors which bring contrast and effect to any room. Black and white wall frames complement any décor as they feature various subjects, textures, details, etc. In fact, the paintings illustrate that color is not necessary for a beautiful and striking effect.
One of the most admired artworks is a bird painting with various beautiful birds from different parts of the world. Examples include – the pictures of a dancing peacock beneath the tree, birds in pair of tree branches, a swan in the lake, etc., which are breathtaking in appearance and will transform the way the wall appears. They are ideal for most interior design style décors, whether it is for residential or commercial spaces.
Botanical art captures the charm of nature and brings a vibrant and lively feel to your home, ideal for any décor. They depict different plant species, flowers, trees, leaves, etc., which can be scientific or artistic creations and illustrations in various forms, colors, and details. Thus, it can be a floral bouquet/ or a colorful garden full of flowers/ or part of the flora-the art that adds aesthetic value to any room, capturing the essence of trees, plants, flowers, and leaves.
Cityscape paintings exhibit the character of an urban space or city extending from a single town to an urban space subject to the artist’s creation. They can be realistic visualizations of architectural style such as church artwork, representing Gothic style/ or a busy street view of a calm and refreshing cloudy day. They are unique and expressive. Perfect for those who love traveling the world. These pictures add an urban touch to plain and boring walls.
These paintings capture the attention of children of different age groups and give a colorful look and are alluring to the walls. A depiction of innocent childhood, childhood memories, cartoon characters, etc., is seen in images with different subjects, colors, styles, details, etc., expressively. Perfect for a child’s room, featuring Disney, Japanese fairy tales, Tom and Jerry, or a portrait of children playing in the sand.
10. Coastal and Maritime
Coastal paintings depict scenes of coastal areas, seashores, topographical views, ships, harbors, etc., that signify the attraction of nature and the waterfront through mesmerizing views. Independent artworks suit different types of décor and rooms. For instance, painting palm trees near coastal areas are ideal for coastal/farmhouse décor, and the art of romantic full moon overseas is perfect for the bedroom and sets a classical ambiance and mood in the room.
11. Dance and Music
Paintings of various musical instruments or performing musicians and dancers or personalities representing the significance of arts, culture, expression, etc., take center stage of any décor through colors, appearance, and creation. Perfect for those who love and have a passion for music. Consequently, decorating the wall with paintings of musical instrument/favorite musical personality/ traditional /folk dance, etc., add depth, drama, a movement to any room. Ideal for family and study rooms, musical stores and concert halls, auditoriums, etc.
12. Design and Pattern
Artists create visually appealing designs and patterns that include motifs, geometric patterns, spirals, florals, ornamentals, etc., to name a few. These paintings highlight symmetry, harmony, rhythm, etc., which are unique and visually appealing. Nevertheless, they are eye-catching, add interest and vibrancy to any room, and suit any design décor style.
Costume design highlights different trends in costumes of men, women, and children ranging from ancient days to modern times. They highlight culture, lifestyle, style, manner, etc. The paintings are ideal for living room residences or commercial spaces, especially fashion stores, that attract visitors and add elegance to the décor. Perfect for any décor depending on the style of painting and interest of the user.
14. Fantasy and Sci-Fi
Fantasy themes include images and paintings of Aliens, Fairies, Mermaids, Dragons, etc. These themes refer to fairy tales or stories of Arabian nights or a new subject of an artist’s imagination.
Science Fiction themes include astronauts, planets, space, etc., to name a few. Sci-Fi paintings complement any décor that adds charm, and fascination and captures attention. If you are fascinated by fairies or science fiction, then bring in fantasy and science fiction paintings.
15. Film and Icon
We can visualize various celebrity icons, film icons, movie scenes, advertisements, etc., and they are of different types ranging from old films to Hollywood regencies in these arts. If you are fond of movies and fans of celebrities, you can undeniably go for it. These artworks delight any room décor, provide enthusiasm, and captivate the audience. Perfect for homes, residential and commercial spaces like movie theatres, auditoriums, etc.
16. Food and Beverage
One of the inviting artwork themes is related to food, wine, cuisine, etc., which we love. This type of artwork also indicates the significance of food, cuisine representing a particular country or region, and carrying a symbolic meaning. Perfect for kitchen, dining in residential spaces, restaurants, food courts, etc., for grabbing the attention of the viewer.
Landscape paintings include beaches, mountains, waterfalls, gardens, rural scenes, deserts, forests, etc., if we have to name a few. Artists create beautiful sceneries capturing nature and its serenity on a canvas with attractive colors and textures. It can be a waterfall scenery/sunrise/sunset scenery- sceneries and paintings add life, and brings a positive mood and relaxation to any décor. Ideal for any residential/commercial space. They are perfect for nature lovers and present the feel of beauty and diversity of nature at home.
Map paintings are not only for décor, but they represent various geographical locations, cities, places, topography, landscapes, etc., whether it is a city map or a world map. Perfect for study rooms and family rooms adding educational accents, these add color, vibrancy, and exceptional detail to space with the modern/contemporary style.
Spiritual and religious arts are the symbols of peace, happiness, and prosperity, enhancing divine and spiritualty among viewers. According to Vastu and Fengshui, the artworks improve the flow of positive energy and are ideal for family rooms, prayer rooms, etc. Arts such as Buddha paintings are perfect for meditation rooms that bring in peace and offer a relaxed mindset.
Sports artworks display sports equipment, sportsman’s playing, personality, etc., to name a few highlighting the significance of sports and games in life. Perfect for sports lovers; Decorating the wall with your favorite sports personality can also encourage and motivate an athlete. They bring a sense of movement and excitement to the empty wall in the room; and are ideal for homes, commercial spaces, sports coaching environments, etc.
21. Transport and Travel
The transport and travel theme portrays different types of vehicles, aircraft, ships, etc., or can be the artist’s memories related to travel. Mediums of travel from traditional style cycles to a car, trams, cruise, aircraft, etc., these paintings or images captivate visitors and are suitable for many interior decors. Wall art pieces/sketches of boats with the sunrise, river, and sky, and aircraft amidst the clouds also visualize the waterfronts in different parts of the world.
22. Typography, Words, and Quotes
The typography theme showcases the artistic use of lettering with different line types, and letter styles while engaging and attracting visitors. Quotes and words can be inspirational quotes from a famous personality /a thanksgiving message with different themes and subjects, and so on. The addition of an inspirational quote is ideal for study rooms and also helps in motivating and increasing productivity.
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Written by Sahithi (Architect and Interior Designer)