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Every home interior needs some level of restyling once in a while. It doesn’t have to be a complete change in design; sometimes, just a few additions or subtractions are more than enough. One way of freshening up your home interior’s look is by adding the right art element. Contrary to what many people may think, art should not always be expensive. You do not need to have the works of Picasso to create the effect you need.
The most important thing is to love the art you have and display it with pride. So, are you thinking of sprucing up your home with art but confused about what artistic elements you can add to your existing interior design? Here are a few tips you can try.
Personalise your art
Adding artistic elements to your home’s interior design should not always mean that you need to hang something on the wall. From purchasing things that speak directly to your preference to embarking on DIY projects, there are so many things you can use. For example, if you are a dog lover, you can purchase dog gifts like dog-themed throw pillows or even bookends. You can also create your form of art and display it proudly in your home. Fortunately, even if you do not feel creative enough, you can pick up tons of ideas on the internet. From DIY blogs to YouTube channels, there are so many options available to choose from if you lack inspiration.
Low Hanging or No Hanging at All
Everybody is probably used to seeing a paintwork or portrait picture hanging on the wall at eye level, but that shouldn’t always be the case. Feel free to either hang your painting low or don’t hang them all. You can also try letting them lean by the wall instead.
Hanging a painting or framed picture comes with guidelines to ensure that you create the perfect effect, considering the scale of your living space. However, you should always ensure that the bottom of your painting or picture is only a few inches above your table or sofa. That helps to position your work at the right viewing level when comfortably sitting. However, if you’re not so good with making the right measurements, let your paintings rest on the floor, leaning by your wall. You can also stand your frames on your shelves or the top of your fireplaces. These areas give a great focal point to your artwork.
It is difficult to imagine any living space without the display of loving memories, isn’t it? And this is just what the good old framed photos offer. So, if you’re still not sure what kind of artwork to spruce up your living space with, stick with the traditional picture frames. Picture frames work more than mere artworks; they create a sense of intimacy and add life to your home. Even if you live alone, displaying pictures of your family and loved ones can help create a feeling that they are close by. Look through your photo galleries and select which images hold the dearest memories for you. Next, have them beautifully framed and hang them on your walls or set them on your tabletops and shelves.
Artwork for your Kitchen and Bathroom
Getting a piece of artwork in the kitchen may sound peculiar. For many homeowners, this part of the home is mostly forgotten as they focus on adding art pieces to rather apparent parts of the home. However, the kitchen is also one of the most (if not the most) used part of every home. There is, therefore, very little reason to exclude a beautiful piece of artwork in your kitchen. The countertops and cabinet surfaces provide ample space to sit your artwork on. There are different kinds of artwork worth adding to your kitchen to match its general theme.
To ensure that you don’t do too much, keep your artwork choice limited to smaller pieces. That will also help ensure that you don’t give up too much space in your kitchen.
The bathroom is also another usually ignored area when it comes to art. Your choice of art for your bathroom should go with the general vibe or feel your bathroom has. For example, if it is a master bathroom, go with calming art pieces that add a sense of serenity. On the other hand, a powder room can work well with more ‘fun’ art additions. If you’re bold or daring enough, you can also try painting or drawing over bare walls.
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