Whether the work under examination is a copy of a painting, print or other medium, it is unlikely to read with as much gusto in your space as the original. Don't risk letting your interiors fall flat. Do risk investing in original art.
If the artwork were a person, what objects would it like to hang out with? If it had to be sent to another person, what objects would be included in the package to explain it?
Finding a happy medium between the visual and the cerebral is an exercise of integration, allowing art, object and collector to converse dynamically.
It can be a challenge to make a small artwork pop on an expansive wall. To remedy a work that seems to fall flat, a trick is to extend the frame visually by painting a larger silhouette in a different, but similar color behind it.