Like all forms of art, your wall artwork should perform on more than just a basic level. Still you find yourself looking up at wall hangings that do little more than fill empty space. But wall art should brighten your environment and, above all, inspire you. Why not replace those tired decorations with something more meaningful? To begin your search for expressive artwork, take a cue from your existing decor. Does your home have a contemporary feel to it or more of a traditional sensibility? Metal wall art exudes the modernity of the first type, while wooden wall art has a folksy, old-fashioned nature. You can use metallic and wooden textures to your advantage, instilling a certain vibe in your viewers as their eyes explore your walls. Another way to surround yourself with inspiring sights is to decorate with a theme in mind. Southwest, coastal and tropical wall art, for example, will each conjure a different setting within a room. But if you prefer a more subtle undercurrent to your decor, try the classic motifs of the traditional style or the abstract designs of the modern style. Above all, artwork should appeal to your sense of beauty. Conjure up images of nature with natural elements, animal, and flower wall art. Music artwork will stir musicians to pick up their instruments, and word wall art will touch hearts with concepts like love and family. The jigsaw shapes of puzzle piece artwork can display images, sayings, even photos. And if you're still not sure which piece is right for you, browse our more wall art category for some quirky ideas. Simply put: there's no reason to stick with stodgy wall decor. You don't have to stifle your creativity with run-of-the-mill art. And you especially don't have to bury your personality under uninspiring filler.