Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What kind of artwork should you put in your home?

A popular form and function of art come by way of interior decor. Artwork, along with furniture and different types of fittings, serve to enliven the home. Art comes in different mediums. Firstly, you need to determine the available space and whether the walls are suitable to paintings, photographs, and other permutations of wall art. This should point to whether you should shop for sculptures to decorate your rooms with, or things to hang upon your walls; or both, if permissible.

If you’re looking for sculptures, think for a moment whether your rooms might have enough space or surface area. Wall art, on the other hand, should complement the color of the walls or the pattern of your wallpaper.

Decorative art should go with the theme and color scheme of your place. The rule of thumb: modern art for modern homes; more traditional art for more traditional spaces. 

Rustic setups, for instance, would do good provided with realist or impressionist oil, watercolor, or mixed media paintings of landscapes, flowers, and still life. As the term implies, realist, in this case, pertains to detailed, realistic renditions of the subject matter on canvas, while impressionism is characterized by visible 

brushstrokes and a more open, fluid interpretation of the subject –see Van Gogh’s work, for starters. Sleek, modern homes are compatible with minimalist and abstract art. Abstract paintings, in particular, can go well with any space or theme. Having no discernible subject, they’re open to interpretation and highly versatile as a piece of decor.

But in the end: don’t limit yourself. Mix and match, as you see fit. Choose what speaks to you, and what speaks of your personality and your tastes best.

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