Quick, easy and affordable, a piece of art can instantly elevate the style of your home, make a room feel more expensive and add personality to a bland space. No matter how cheap or expensive, a canvas, art print or vintage painting can be the difference between a show-stopping interior, and one that doesn’t quite hit the mark. Whether you’re looking for a focal point, a pop of colour or a way to communicate the mood or personality of your home, a well-placed piece of art will do the trick. Read on to discover the five reasons your home needs art.
Art creates a focal point
A design rule when it comes to interiors is to ensure every room has a focal point, like a large fireplace in a living room, for example. However, if your home has a room that lack a true focal point, a large piece of art is the perfect way to draw the eye towards the centre of the space and make a statement with style and colour.
Art adds visual depth
The key to good interior design is a balance between colour, texture and depth. Hanging art of your walls will add an extra layer to your overall interior scheme and make the whole room feel more considered and complete.
Art communicates a mood
Picking the right piece of art for the right room comes down to understanding what sort of mood you are trying to set in the space. If you’re trying to create an energetic or lively mood, red or orange work well, blues and greens have a calming effect, and warm colours can make guests feel welcome.
Art can inform your colour palette
If your home is a study in neutral colours, then a piece of art is the perfect way to inject colour into your scheme, in more ways than one. The art will act as a source of colour in the room, while the colours in the painting can inform your choice of cushions, rugs, throws and other decorative items. For example, if you chose a painting in shades of yellow, pink, orange and red, choose cushions in similar hues of yellow and pink, a rug that incorporates red and perhaps a throw rug in a burnt orange for depth.
Art is personal
Art is a particularly good way to incorporate your own style and personality into a space, especially if your home is painted in all neutral colours, or if you’re renting. Painting the walls, changing up the carpet or investing in a rug and new homewares is one way to communicate your personality, but it can be an expensive endeavour. One well-placed piece of art can communicate just as much as lots of homewares, and that piece of art doesn’t need to be expensive. It can be a pop-culture print from a cool design shop, an abstract image on a canvas from Kmart, or it could even be something you have created yourself. Whatever you choose, make sure it feels right to you.
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