Are you looking to spruce up your home with some artistic touches? A seemingly simple task that can be quite challenging when it comes to be decisive!
We’ve all been there.
Your home is a reflection of your personality and style. Art is the most visual representation of that fact.
While furniture and decor can help set the tone, adding art to your living space can elevate it to the next level.
With its power to evoke emotions, stimulate conversation, and add character, art has to be personal to you or it is just ‘filler’, and not the kind you use to fill those holes from changing the your mind about position!
But with so many styles and mediums to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know exactly where and how to start adorning your walls with masterpieces.
Fear not dear reader as, in this article, we’ll explore creative ways to incorporate art into your home and transform your living space into a work of art itself.
Firstly, it may sound a silly place to start but… why ‘try to’ incorporate art into your home?
Won’t any old piece do?
In short, no – not if you want to create synergy with the person you are and the feel you are trying to create;
Before diving into specific ways to incorporate art into your home, it’s important to understand the benefits of doing so. Here are some reasons why art is a must-have in any living space:
Art’s Emotive Power
Art has the power to elicit a wide range of emotions, from joy and excitement to contemplation and reflection.
By choosing pieces that resonate with you on a personal level, you can create a living space that reflects your unique personality and style.
This can also be tailored to the ‘vibe’ of certain rooms rather than being a constant theme throughout.
For example, your ‘man cave’ might benefit from a pop culture piece (you’ll find some great prints here) which will have a markedly different vibe to your ‘family room’ (Doug Hyde is always a winner when it comes to family spaces).
Your choice of art should reflect these differences.
Art Can Add Character to Any Room
A well-placed piece of art can instantly add character and charm to an otherwise ordinary room. Whether it’s a vibrant painting or a unique sculpture, art can make a statement and become a focal point in any living space.
Conversation Starter Much?
The addition of meaningful art in your home can also be a great conversation starter.
How many times have you walked into someone’s home (or anywhere really) and the first thing you mention is the striking piece of art in your eye line?
Visitors to your home will be drawn to the pieces you’ve chosen, and will more than likely (as long as their eyes aren’t painted on!) ask about their meaning or origin.
This can lead to interesting and engaging conversations, making your living space a more dynamic and interesting place to reside.
Creative Ways to Incorporate Art into Your Home
Now that you appreciate some of the benefits of incorporating art into your home, let’s explore some creative ways to do so. Here are a few of our favourite ideas to get you started:
Create a Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is an excellent way to showcase multiple pieces of art in a single space. Perfect if you’re indecisive or just want to pack in as much rich imagery as possible.
Choose a wall in your home that’s visible from multiple angles, and hang a mix of framed artwork and photographs in different sizes and styles. Play around with the layout until you find one that’s visually appealing, and voila! You’ve created your very own concise art gallery.
Top tip – Don’t do any drilling until you’ve properly assessed positioning! Grab a couple of friends or family members to hold up pieces as you peruse from a distance.
Invest in a Statement Piece
If you’re looking to make a bold statement with your art, consider investing in a single, large-scale showstopper. This could be a painting, sculpture, mosaic or even a tapestry.
Choose something that resonates with you on a personal level, and make it the focal point of the room.
Use Art to Tie a Room Together
If you’re struggling to bring cohesion to a room, consider using art to tie everything together – this also works particularly well with rugs and floor coverings.
Choose pieces that incorporate the colours and styles of your existing decor, and strategically place them throughout the room. This can help create a sense of harmony and balance in the space.
Cluttered space = cluttered mind, do your brain a favour and smooth out those ‘edges’ with greater aesthetic balance.
Put the ‘Fun’ into Functional Art
Who says art can’t be functional? Consider incorporating pieces that serve a dual purpose, such as a sculptural lamp or a piece of furniture with ornate artistic detailing.
This can add a unique touch to your living space while also serving a practical purpose. Space saving, great looking and economical – yes please!
Q: What if I don’t know anything about art?
A: Don’t worry! You don’t need to be an art expert to incorporate it into your home. Simply choose pieces that resonate with you on a personal level, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and mediums.
Q: How do I choose the right size art for my space?
A: When choosing art for your home, it’s important to consider the size of the piece in relation to the size of the room. A large piece of art can overwhelm a small space, while a small piece may get lost in a larger room. Take measurements of the wall you plan to hang the art on, and choose a piece that feels right in the space.
Q: Can I mix and match different styles of art?
A: Absolutely! In fact, mixing different styles and mediums can create a visually interesting and dynamic living space. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles, such as mixing modern art with traditional decor.
This type of contrast works exceptionally well and is also another way to highlight the personality you may be trying to display.
Incorporating art into your home is a great way to add character, evoke emotions, and stimulate conversation.
Whether you choose to create a gallery wall, invest in a statement piece, or use art to create greater synergy in your space, there are endless creative ways to showcase your favorite pieces.
Remember, the most important thing is to be honest with yourself and opt for pieces that resonate with you personally and bring you joy.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and mediums, and have, most important of all…
Have fun with it!