Canvas wall art is an essential part of home decorating. The right kind of artwork can set the mood. The colors and subject in a painting can make your room feel more relaxed or upbeat. A gorgeous canvas wall art painting on a wall can be an inspiring finishing touch to a well-appointed house. It is important the pick the right canvas so that your artwork won't clash with the wall paint, your furnishings and the general theme of your interior decor. Decorating homes with art has gained more popularity in recent years, especially with prices becoming more affordable. With the popularity comes the task of choosing appropriate art that will match your home and design concept. For those not schooled in interior design or art, it can be a challenge to choose the right kind of canvas for your home. These simple tips may help you pick the right artwork for your wall. Choosing the Color - You have to decide on what colors should be present in the canvas wall art. Look around your room and take note of dominant colors and secondary colors on your wall, furniture, and other decorations. It is important not to pick a painting with a dominant color that is the same as your wall paint. You will need to create contrast between your wall and the artwork to make the painting stand out. Pick a painting that contains more of the complimenting secondary colors found in your room such as the color on your upholstery or area rug. Make sure these secondary colors compliment the dominant colors in the room too. Remember that warm colors make people feel upbeat while cool colors make people feel relaxed. Subject in the Painting - Make sure you get a painting with an appropriate subject that matches the purpose of the room you're decorating. If you are decorating a dining room with artwork, choose paintings that depict things related to dining and eating such as fruits, food, or a cafe scene. For a girl's bedroom, hang some flower canvas. A painting of vineyards and wine will match the mini-bar in your den. Wine canvas are also fitting for fine dining restaurants or a pub. A landscape painting will look suitable in a living room. If you are going to hang a small painting in a bathroom, pick artwork that depicts water like a small seascape painting. Matching Style - If you are planning to decorate the walls of a modern home, an abstract canvas wall art might be appropriate. There are also very simple but attractive abstract paintings for minimalist houses. If you live in a contemporary house, pick contemporary and casual paintings. It would look funny if you hang a painting of a lighthouse and ocean in an Asian inspired home. There are Asian paintings too if you want to complete the Asian look of your home interiors. A realism or impressionist painting would look fitting in a traditionally decorated home. Appropriate Size - You should also pick a painting that fits the size of your wall. Create some balance by making sure your painting is neither too large nor too small for your wall space and the size of the room. A tiny painting on a huge wall in a large room will look out-of-place. Just because you have a very large empty wall, you can't just hang an over-sized painting too. Make sure the room also has enough space to accommodate large paintings. The viewer will also have to move back several feet to appreciate over-sized canvas wall art. Whatever you decide on, it is important that you like the painting you are about to buy. Getting artwork just because they match perfectly with your surroundings is not enough justification your purchase. If you feel an attraction to a painting, then it is probably going to make you very happy for a long time. Choose a painting that you love looking at and also goes well with your home interiors.