Every place has its personality, its own vibe, a story to tell
#1 Determining Your Style
Would you hang a Mona Lisa on the tiled bathroom wall? 'Pft! Of course not,' - you'd probably say. But what if
It’s basedon old European interiors, consisting of rich and warm tones, elements of elaborate woodwork and soft-angled furniture. It fits wellwith justas elegant artworks, for example, wood-framed prints and paintings.
MODERN AND MINIMALIST. The 19th-century modern decor
is knownfor monochrome colors and uncluttered spaces. There arefewer but important accessories, which iswhy art pieces stand outin the muted environment and create the necessary contrast. Minimalist style draws on the same concepts, with a primary focus on functionality rather than aesthetics. The artwork style doesn’t matter as long as it fits into the rest of the decor, so you might want to uselightweight, unobtrusive frames or no frame at all.
INDUSTRIAL. If your home looks like an old factory, it’s safe to deem its decor an industrial one. Brick walls, concrete or rough wood floors and metallic details are essential to achieve the look. Popular wall decor in industrial spaces is abstract, contemporary art or photographs. Does it
alsohave high ceilings? You could opt for large-scale art, gallery walls and artwork sets that enhance their grandiose effect.
- SHABBY-CHIC. Inspired by vintage designs and popular among DIY lovers, this style aims to present delicate and soft vibes with pastel colors, floral prints, painted wood furniture and natural fabrics. To match the antique look, canvas prints with thick, half-stripped paint frames would add greatly to the lovely vintage vibe.
- THEMED. Tropical, coastal, Asian and so on - it's all
aboutthe theme. To give an example, tropical decor features predominant green hues and artworks that reference the environment while coastal style is inspiredby marine color palettes and imagery. Asian decor, while minimalist, combines soothing, natural colors with traditional East-Asian accents.
- BOHEMIAN AND ECLECTIC. Being the mix-and-match of decor styles, they let every piece have its own mind and yet it somehow works
outfor the better. The bohemian and eclectic environments looks carefree and vibrant, borderline messy with their combinations of multiple colors and intricate patterns. It’s easy to match it with justas vibrant, patterned artworks.
- CONTEMPORARY. A 'go with the flow' style, which depends on current trends and requires keeping up with mew decor ideas. One strategy is to have a bright, neutral space and accentuate it with easy to transform art and accessories. So here's that. Does it still seem like your home doesn’t fit into a particular style? You might want to go deeper and explore other sub-types and experiment until you find what feels
right. Home decoration is a process, nota race. In the meantime, we can cover other helpful steps.
#2 Finding that Sweet Spot
However limited our rooms seem, they somehow become infinite when faced with a picture frame. Where is the best place to hang it? A good spot is one where the art will deliver its impact without imposing on it. Unless you enjoy rearranging the decor, having the artwork
Something to keep in mind - size matters. Excessive gallery walls or large-scale pieces can make a small space feel cramped. Hanging the art a relative distance
What if you love the idea of floor-to-ceiling gallery walls but don’t want it to visually cramp your room? Choosing a lone corner of for a separate installation might be the ideal solution. You could make it into a focal point and use strategic placement of furniture to balance it
Next thing - lighting. Considering both daylight and artificial light
Have you got it?
#3 Telling a Story
Art is subjective - we know that. The same artwork in different settings might evoke different thoughts, so when you choose a piece, it does tell a story
But it’s worth asking yourself what purpose the artwork will serve in your home? After all, the biggest masterpieces might become boring after a while, if they don’t resonate with you. Attaching a sentiment, a meaning to what we display is what makes our rooms, apartments and houses into homes, a place where we can be our true selves. The
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