There’s no better opportunity to show your individuality in your home than through your choice of pictures and other artworks.

This is a strongly subjective area – one person’s Matisse may well be another person’s Marmite – and so it’s important that you always choose wall art that suits your own sense of style.

Add impact by grouping artworks together; choose co-ordinating frames – in silver and chrome, for instance – to give a coherent feel and bind them together.

There’s also some wonderful wall art around that comes ready-made, yet has the feel of an original.

I’m very taken with the EDU Barba range of prints, which have a café-style vibe and focus on phrases such as ‘Bon Appetit’, ‘Yeah’ and ‘Bonjour!’ They’re funky and fun with their strong colours and graphic style.

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Not all wall art has to be pictorial, of course. The Kartell Bookworm is actually a curly, twirly set of bookends that holds your favourite books in place but makes a real statement – check it out in red for a really sculptural alternative to a shelf.

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Colour is an element when selecting wall art, but don’t let it drive your choices completely – if you pick a picture purely because it matches your colour scheme, you’ll soon find it blending into the background.

Instead, look at it the other way – hang a stunning artwork in situ and build your room around it, using it as the basis for a colour palette.

Black and white is always a stylish choice, too, whether you have a highly-contemporary room or something a little more vintage.

Timothy Oulton, the designer renowned for breathing life back into reclaimed materials, has turned his attention recently to art. His Artline Racecar 4 photograph of a racing Jaguar in Le Mans in 1956 is framed in solid oak and makes a classic, timeless print. I also love the timelessness of ‘Awakening Spring’ – it’s a very stylish impression of the New York skyline.

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As a complete contrast, I also love the gentle hues of the Molecules range of pictures, which look fantastic displayed either separately or as a group – the pink, greys and mints are delicate yet appealing.

Once you’ve chosen your wall art, hang it with care. Make sure it’s in an appropriate space – a tiny picture will get lost on a big wall – and properly illuminated.

You can even get away with not putting your wall art on the wall at all; simply standing it somewhere safe can look stunning. Keep your art on the move, too – finding a fresh space for a precious picture can give it (and your room) a whole new lease of life.