Showcasing art throughout your home not only sparks conversations with visiting guests, but it can also help bring your space to life, too. At IKTAM, our modern metal art wall sculptures are designed to inspire, mesmerize and add gravitas to any room. We believe they are meaningful additions when you choose the piece that speaks directly to you. So, if you’re ready to add metal art to your home, we’re sharing our top tips on how to choose the right pieces, how to place them, and more.
First, What is Metal Wall Art?
We define metal wall art as artistic structures made using metal as the primary material. These pieces are versatile, durable, and perfect for both residential and commercial spaces. We create our contemporary metal wall art in abstract shapes found in nature or based on ancient myths and stories, so every piece means something a little different to everyone.
Tips to Consider When Choosing Metal Wall Art
When it comes to the world of metal wall art, here are some things worth reviewing before choosing the perfect piece:
Know Your Space
Do you have big open walls? Will the piece be the focal point of a room? Do you want it in a public living space or a private bedroom? Once you answer some of these questions, you’ll be better prepared to sift through your art options. We recommend pairing bold colored pieces with spaces with a more neutral palette. We also like the idea of featuring sculpture wall art in your backyard or an exterior front entrance as a way to bring your style from the inside out. And don’t forget—always measure the area you’re hoping to fill!
Embody Your Style
Do you like loud art? Are you hoping your metal wall art will spark conversations and create connections with visitors? Do you gravitate toward modern styles or more traditional pieces? Do you want the art in your home to be a reflection of your own wants, desires and interests? Think about each of these questions and as you feel more and more comfortable with defining your style—you’ll be able to choose metal art pieces that naturally fit your overall aesthetic.
Mix it Up
While it’s important to consider any existing décor you may have, it’s also fun to blend styles. Adding a super modern metal art piece to an otherwise traditional space adds an element of surprise, playfulness and intrigue. Metal art can be refreshing, grounding, neutral or bold. With so many modern metal wall art panels or structures available, it’s easy to find ones that add the right amount of eclecticism without feeling overwhelming. Just be sure to stick to color palettes that work with your space, the sizing is uniform, and you only choose pieces that you love. When it comes to having art in your home, you want to make sure it’s something that speaks to you and isn’t influenced by trends that don’t inspire you.
Where to Place Metal Wall Art
Once you’ve chosen a piece you love, it’s time to bring it home! The perfect spot will be enhanced by the added metal art as opposed to feeling cluttered or overwhelmed. No matter the style, you’ll want to have it on display as if it were a famous installation in a museum. If you’ve chosen a modern metal wall art piece, hang it at eye level on a wall that isn’t already crowded with other pictures or artwork. No matter where you choose to feature your new metal art piece, it will be a beautiful addition to your home.
How to Hang Flat Metal Wall Art
If you’ve never hung modern metal wall murals or sculptures, we’ve created a helpful guide on how best to hang IKTAMs. Our pieces don’t require the help of a professional, but we recommend verifying upon purchase should you find a piece elsewhere. However, no matter the piece, you’ll likely need the following:
- A drill, screws, and bolts
- A level and pencil to mark where you’d like your piece to sit before adhering to the wall
Once you’ve managed to securely mount your new metal wall art, all that’s left to do is step back and revel in its beauty.
Find Your Perfect Piece at IKTAM
Once you’re comfortable with the steps leading up to purchasing modern metal wall art or a metal standing sculpture, you’re in a much better position to find a piece that resonates with your vision. IKTAMs are inspired by ancient stories or naturally-occurring shapes and patterns—and their ambiguity enhances their meaning for every individual person. What we see when we create them and what you see when you’re browsing may be entirely different, but what we all eventually see is a striking metal art piece that reflects your personal style. Find the piece that speaks to you today.