Art & Decor Trends

What to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Abstract Art Piece

Right now many people are leaning into the contemporary, abstract art trend. It helps to give any room a fresh and modern feel. It is no longer a narrow category with only a few options. Abstract art has grown and become varied and nuanced enough that you can find something to fit almost any taste and style. Here are a few things to think about when you are choosing your first piece of abstract art.


When choosing abstract art, it is important to think about the size of the space you are wanting to add it too. If you choose something too large in a small space, it can overwhelm the room. If you choose something too small, it can lose some of the impact. You want to make sure that is proportional to the wall where it will be hanging and the other art in the room.


  • You can choose either complimentary colors to create cohesion in the room
  • contrasting tones to make it a statement piece.
  • Warm tones could make a room feel more cozy
  • While cool tones create a serene atmosphere.
  • Many of them offer bright and vibrant colors that add energy to the room.
  • You can also find those that are made with softer, gentler colors if that is more in line with your preference.

Use the other colors in your home as inspiration to help you decide.


The wide variety offered in abstract art means that you can choose from so many different shapes in the art. Some don’t even have shapes, but are simply colors on the canvas. If your home tends to be more traditional, you can choose softer, more undefined shapes or colors that are blended together. If you prefer a more modern look, choose shapes that have bold lines and more angles.


Often, when choosing abstract art people forget that the frame that surrounds the art is just as important. It is important that you choose a frame that doesn’t overpower the image and helps it to fit in with the rest of the house’s style. If you have a lot of gold or silver, you might choose that as a finish or a basic black works with any palette. Smooth clean lines usually offer the best bet for giving the artwork the chance to stand out and appear modern.

Once you have thought about these aspect of choosing the right art, feel free to browse our Abstract Art Gallery. There are bold colored portraits, abstract landscapes, and surreal looking color pieces. We are certain you will find something to inspire you.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.