If you ordered stylish workout equipment to motivate yourself to exercise in quarantine, you’re not alone. If you’ve been finding it hard to muster up the motivation to actually USE your home gym, you’re also not alone! It can be hard to find the drive to work out when you don’t feel excited about your atmosphere. That’s why choosing vibrant wall art and wall decor for your home gym is more important than ever! Read on for our top home gym ideas.
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Home Gym Décor: Shapes & Layouts
The first step in choosing the best wall décor for your home gym is deciding on a canvas layout. Our array of artwork shapes can help you solidify your desire aesthetic. View our guide below:
Make a daring and eclectic choice: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set
Gym Décor Ideas: Size Guide
Next, consider which dimensions will best fit your space. The size of your art will depend on the size of your wall. Follow our handy tips below to ensure you pick the best canvas for your home gym:
Your wall art should take up 60% to 75% of your overall empty wall space, in other words, the portion not covered by furniture. First, measure the height and width of the wall. After you have those measurements, multiply them by both 0.6 and 0.75. This will give you the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.
For example, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 feet - 6.75 feet and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.
Wall art that you want to hang above a piece of furniture should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's overall width. Use this example for reference: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. That means you’ll need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.
Use Mirrors that Motivate
Mirrors can help you see your physical positions to prevent accidental injury, and they also play a big role in making your home gym feel more like a professional setting. The best part is, you get to choose what kind of mirrors to hang and where to hang them.
Fancy an ornate gold-framed mirror? Go for it! Test the trend of a full body mirror or try a collage of smaller mirrors for a more abstract look.
Don’t Shy Away from Natural Light
It may be tempting to close your curtains when you’re trying to focus on an intense workout, but natural light can actually serve as a great motivator! If you don’t have access to natural light, look for artificial lighting that mimics natural light sources. Harsh, florescent lighting will increase your stress rather than reduce it. You can also implement our mirror trick by using a mirror to reflect your main light source.
Go Ahead and Get Funky
The gym is not only used to sculpt a healthy body, but also to promote a healthy mind! There’s nothing worse than running on a treadmill and staring at a blank wall. Be bold with your workout wall art and choose prints that capture (and keep) your attention. Our collection of motivational wall art is the perfect home gym idea to add some pizazz.
Be a Mean GREEN Fitness Machine
There’s nothing more motivating than being out in nature and breathing in the fresh air. Unfortunately, not everyone has that privilege at the moment. The solution? Bring nature home with you! You can improve the air quality of your home gym by placing a few potted plants around the room. The appearance of lush greenery will make your workouts more enjoyable, and it will make you feel infinitely more relaxed. Don’t trust yourself to take care of a plethora of houseplants? No problem! Some beautiful botanical wall art will do the trick.
Introduce an Enticing Color Scheme
Who said your workout room had to be bland? Dare to stray away from classic neutrals and introduce pops of color with your home gym wall art. In fact, a bold gym painting idea is to cover an entire accent wall with your favorite vivid shade!
Inspirational Gym Wall Art
You can also use color psychology to maximize your productivity. For instance, if you’re a yoga fanatic, consider cooling, calming blue hues. If you’re absolutely obsessed with cardio, choose from fiery reds. Whether you choose a teal yoga mat, an orange water bottle, or a fuchsia set of weights, look for workout equipment in bright colors. If you're totally stumped on which color combo to choose, you can't go wrong with black and blue gym ideas!
The Ultimate Home Gym Wall Décor
Turn your home gym into your favorite room in the house. All it takes is a few creative adjustments to make this space more inviting than ever. From motivational gym art, to an indoor garden, your workout room renovation is easier than ever with these simple home gym ideas.