Art in Your Home

Interior design can be tough. How do you know which art will go with your furniture and color scheme? Do you want wall art, sculptures, antiques, or accent pieces? A lot of factors like size, placement, and color should be considered when placing art. Carefully plan out what each room needs or could handle then acquire each piece accordingly. These few tips will come in quite handy when you’re planning to decorate your home.

Balancing Act

The height at which you hang art and framed pictures will determine how they look in the room. If they are hung too high, they won’t catch your eye when you enter. The same effect happens when you hang a piece too low, except you’ll have the added detriment of making your ceilings appear lower. It defeats the purpose of hanging beautiful wall art. The general rule for hanging wall art or framed pictures is 57″ to the center of the piece and the size of the piece shouldn’t take up any more than 60 percent of the wall.

Get Sculptural

When most of us think of decorating with art we imagine paintings or wall hangings. But that’s not always the case. Home decor also includes sculptures, accent furniture, antiques, and photography. Don’t limit yourself or the potential of your home. Fill it with beautiful art that layers your surroundings with texture, shapes, and color. Your home can be your own personal gallery.

Feel it Out

Each room in your home represents a feeling, tone, or particular activity. For example, the kitchen is where we cook, bathrooms are where we go to refresh, and the living room is where we spend time with the people we love. Choosing the right color palette for the art in your home will help set the mood for those areas.

The kitchen should contain hues of reds, oranges, and greens that awaken your hunger for scrumptious food. Metallic accents will also work well here, too. The bathroom yearns for spa colors such as blues, grays, and light neutral tones. The living room is usually where you entertain and take part in activities with your family. Lively colors such as red, green, yellow, orange, and brown will embrace that ambiance as long as the tones are saturated and vibrant.

Better in Groups

We all have that one wall in our home we’ve left empty because we just haven’t been able to find the perfect piece to display. Well, don’t limit yourself to just one piece of art or framed picture. Consider a stunning collage of smaller pieces that all have a common look or theme.

Group together family photos, art collected from special trips, personal favorite moments that you’ve been unsure where to hang, etc. Make sure to carefully plan out where each piece is going to go before you put hooks in the wall. Set all of the pieces down on the floor and play around with them until you achieve a compelling collage layout that works.

Hey, Big Spender

Pick your favorite room in the house, a wall that tends to be a focal point, an empty corner that can easily be filled with something beautiful. Then go out and shop around for what’s called an investment piece. This could be a fabulous find at an antique store, a piece from an art gallery you just couldn’t walk away from, or something stunning and cultural from a memorable vacation. Either way, this investment piece is something you’ll love, no matter the cost, that you can plan to display in your home for years.

Light it Up

Now that you’ve aquired the art pieces you love, shine a light on them! Adding lighting to your wall paintings and photographs features them prominently in your home, even at night! A unique light fixture can be a work of art in and of itself. Adding a chandelier or intriguing light fixture is another way to enhance your home’s character.