At Randy Bott Photography, we understand the importance of selecting the right artwork to complement and elevate the ambiance of your home. Art has the remarkable ability to evoke emotions, spark conversations, and add a touch of personality to your living spaces. Whether you are a seasoned art collector or a novice seeking to explore the world of art, we are here to guide you on this exciting journey of finding the perfect piece that resonates with your style and taste.

Milky Way galaxy over the old Sherman church and cemetery in Washington state.

Not much is left of the old town of Sherman. Only the church and cemetery. Due to its location, the skies are dark and stars shine bright. Photographing the Milky Way has become a passion of mine in the summer when the skies are clear and the night are warm. Limited edition print from the Night Sky gallery.

Exploring Different Art Mediums

The world of art offers a diverse array of mediums, each with its unique charm and appeal. Understanding the different mediums can help you make an informed decision:

Paintings: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed-media paintings offer a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Paintings bring depth and texture to your walls, adding a timeless touch to your home decor.

Photography is a powerful medium that captures real-life moments, landscapes, and emotions. Black and white photographs exude a classic elegance, while color photographs add vibrancy to your living spaces.

Prints and Posters: For more budget-friendly options, prints and posters provide a great way to adorn your walls with iconic artworks or stunning photographs.

Three-dimensional sculptures add a dynamic and tactile element to your home. From metal sculptures to wood carvings, sculptures create captivating focal points.

Zabriskie point colors at sunrise n Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is full of amazing scenery. While the grand landscape is stunning, the intimate details are where the real beauty lies. The colors from Zabriskie Point at sunrise are a wonder for all to see. A must stop location while traveling to Death Valley. Limited edition print from the Abstract gallery.

Understanding Your Artistic Preferences

Before embarking on the quest for the ideal artwork, take a moment to reflect on your artistic preferences and the emotions you wish to evoke in your home. Art is a personal expression, and understanding what appeals to you is the first step towards discovering the perfect piece. Consider the following aspects:

Style and Theme: Are you drawn to abstract, contemporary, traditional, or minimalist art? Do you have a preference for landscapes, portraits, still life, or something more eclectic? Understanding the style and theme that captivates you will narrow down your search.

Color Palette:
Consider the color scheme of your living spaces. Do you prefer vibrant and bold colors that make a statement, or do you lean towards soothing and muted tones that create a calming atmosphere?

Size and Scale:
Measure the available wall space in your home and determine the appropriate size for the artwork. A large, eye-catching piece can serve as a captivating focal point, while smaller artworks can be clustered for an artful display.

Artistic Connection:
Art should resonate with you on a deeper level. Look for pieces that evoke emotions or memories, or those that convey a message that aligns with your values and interests.

panorama photograph of fall color in New Hampshire.

Driving a random road in New Hampshire, this scene stood out and needed to be photographed. The panorama photograph captures the essence of fall color in a way a normal image cannot. The fall color in New England is some of the best around. "Leaf Peeping" is a great way to spend a vacation in the fall around New England. Limited edition print from the Panorama gallery.

Finding the Perfect Placement

The placement of artwork plays a crucial role in its visual impact. Consider these placement tips:

Living Room:
The living room is often a central gathering space. A large statement piece above the sofa or a curated gallery wall can set the tone for your home's artistic expression.

Create a serene and personal sanctuary by choosing art that speaks to your emotions and enhances relaxation.

Dining Area:
Foster engaging conversations during meals with thought-provoking art displayed near the dining area.

Hallways and Entryways:
Utilize these spaces to showcase a series of smaller artworks or photographs, guiding guests through your artistic journey.

Harmonizing with Interior Decor

Art should complement and harmonize with your existing interior decor. Take into account the following tips to ensure a cohesive aesthetic:

Consider Color Harmony:
Choose art pieces that complement the color palette of your room. Art with colors that echo those in your furnishings or decor will tie the room together.

Balance with Furniture:
The size of the artwork should complement the scale of your furniture. Avoid overcrowding or choosing pieces that are too small for the space.

Frame Selection:
Opt for frames that enhance the artwork without overpowering it. Simple, elegant frames work well with most styles, while ornate frames suit more traditional settings.

black and white panorama image of the Space Needle from Kinnear street in Seattle

Opening to the public in April, 1962, the Seattle Space Needle was built for the World's Fair. Standing 605 feet tall, the Space Needle Elevator takes 43 seconds to go from the ground to the observation deck 520 feet up. The Space Needle is privately owned buy the Wright family and sits on a 120x120 foot private parcel of land in the Seattle Center campus. Limited Edition print from the Panorama and Cityscape galleries.


Choosing art for your home is an important decision that can greatly impact the atmosphere and overall feel of a space. When selecting pieces, consider size, color, style, budget, and purpose, and choose pieces that reflect your personal style and taste. Whether it is a bold and colorful painting or a calming and serene photograph, the right piece of art can serve as the centerpiece of a room, tying together the other elements of decor and creating a harmonious and cohesive look.

Checkout Randy Bott's Galleries of Fine Art Prints and the Prints and Framing pages for more information.