When it comes to outfitting a space with art, whether working in a small entryway with an abundance of activity or perhaps an expansive minimalist open style loft, it is worth capitalizing on the major architectural elements that are already present— as they constitute the foundation of the character. Finding a way to compliment the architecture, and in particular the geometric forms, lines and shapes that exist, can work wonders to ground and mitigate the overall personality, while allowing the more decorative and changeable elements to flow through comfortably at their own leisure and pacing. Furthermore, architecturally conscious art can highlight some of the best features of the space, amplifying its inherent grandeur.
Even if all one has to work with is rectangles, the sun travelling in an arc across a room may create subconscious curves or interesting angles that are perhaps echoed in furniture, fixtures or even the footpaths walked to get from one side to the other. It is possible that a space is only as confined as one imagines it to be.