March 15, 2013 5:20 pm
Art is always in style and adding a few key pieces to your home is one of the best ways to beautify your space and make your rooms truly stand out. If you want your interior to inspire or intrigue, it’s important to choose artwork that creates tension, such as modern art with classically designed furniture. If you prefer a soothing atmosphere, be sure to incorporate artwork that doesn’t scream out to be noticed.
While some believe that hanging paintings around the living room is all that can be done when it comes to adding art to their home, they couldn’t be more wrong. Art is appropriate in every room. Whether it’s used in an entranceway to make a statement, a formal living room with a traditional landscape or an entertaining area with a festive piece, incorporating art into your home is a personal decision.
Depending on what type of art you choose, it can add many things to any area of your home. Traditional or modern pieces—or anything that falls in between—can mix well with almost any home furnishing style. A good piece of art can also set the mood of an entire room, or be used as a subtle backdrop. When looking to entice buyers, finding that perfect balance between room colors, flooring and fabric colors is critical.
Additionally, artwork is one of the most powerful forces when it comes to decorating because it gives a space heart and soul. While art is subjective and everyone’s idea of good art is different, all art should inspire, evoke emotion and transport the viewer.
When choosing artwork to bring into your home, it’s important that you don’t fill bare spaces for the sake of simply filling a space. Wait until you have something perfect or a piece that you really love. While it might take some experimenting and arranging, going with a more minimalist approach will look more attractive than haphazard or inadequate arrangements.
Also, if hanging items on a blank wall, aim for roughly eye level. Don’t place numerous disconnected pieces throughout a room, and aim for consistent wall height between furniture and wall décor.
Remember, you can fill your home with fabulous furnishings and beautiful accents, but if you don’t take advantage of your wall space with some dramatic artwork, your home will never feel finished and may actually turn off potential homebuyers.
For more information about incorporating artwork into your home décor, contact our office today.
Published with permission from RISMedia.