Redoing your interiors is an expensive and time-consuming activity. Purchasing new furniture, getting a fresh coat of paint, tearing up walls to create new spaces or availing the services of a professional designer are all favored methods to give your home a desired facelift. But you very well know how expensive they are.
So what are the latest interior design trends that you can incorporate into your home decor without incurring huge bills?
Art emphasizes and accentuates your home like nothing else. Paintings add an element of drama to your decor. You can pick colors from the painting and add accessories in the same hues. This will help you tie in all the elements with your decorating scheme, and produce a seamless and smooth appeal.
Let’s look at the important points you need to keep in mind while putting up art in your rooms.
1) Tie in the Color and the Lines of the Painting with the Decor
Most paintings have defining silhouettes and colors that impart individuality and character to them. If you are able to harness the same for your decor then the end result will be outstanding. A well-coordinated decor will draw focus and attention to the centerpiece which is the painting.
Paintings should not be purchased to match the rug or the sofa. That will make your search for the perfect painting hard and unpleasant.
Online shops have opened up the world of art to all of us and have made beautiful pieces accessible to all. So do browse the Web and decide on the few ones you will love to buy.
It is easy to build your décor around a painting that you are absolutely in love with. It will also make shopping for the accessories to go with it a delightful experience.
2) Multiple Art Pieces Are Really Trendy
If you have a large living room, you have the luxury of having multiple show-stealers in your room. Make sure the art pieces complement each other, or in better words “they need to talk to each other, not quarrel among themselves.”
It would be best if you are able to procure paintings and art pieces by the same artist, since they will have the same DNA in their style. You will be able to sense a unity in them.
If that’s not possible, try to find art pieces that have similar styles and those which create a strong look together. A striking contrast also works well in certain situations. They contribute to each other and make a stronger statement than each would by itself.
3) Placement of Furniture Plays a Decisive Role
Where you place your furniture determines the overall effect of the centerpiece painting. Make sure you arrange the seating around the focal point, in this case the fabulous painting you intend to show off.
If your painting is put up on the living room wall keep it low to match the eye level of your seated guests.
You should arrange the furniture in such a manner so as to facilitate conversations. And what better way to start off than with a compliment on your lovely interiors.
4) Don’t Overdo the Color Palette
Once you have got that amazing painting up on your wall, you will have an intense desire to draw colors from it to everything around. But refrain from having similar colored cushions, vase and rugs in the room. It will diminish the visual effect of the painting.
Pick up a single color from the art work and work it into the décor. Don’t choose accessories all over the room in the same palette but a few striking ones will work the magic.
5) Add an Element of Humor
Paintings need not always be staid, serious and high-brow. Quirky and funny ones really lighten the mood in somber-looking living rooms and hallways. And would you not enjoy chuckling over an audacious buy?
Personal photographs or a humorous picture of your child, or your pet can also do the trick. They offer your guests a cheeky peek into your personal life.
6) Mirrors on the Wall Add Beauty
Reflections add intrigue, suspense and an element of mystery to your interiors. If you can have mirrors on the wall or on the ceiling to reflect the image of the painting, it will increase the dramatic effect multifold. This is mainly seen in showcase homes and celebrity mansions, so if you are up for some Hollywood glamor, you can try this out.
7) Light up Your Lovelies
Lighting is of crucial importance if you want to pull attention to the focal points in your room. Focus lighting will help draw your visitors’ gaze to the arresting painting.
Make sure the lighting brings out the shades and colors in your painting in all their glory. UV rays are harmful because they cause fading of colors. They are present in sunlight. Fluorescent and halogen lights also have UV rays in small quantities. So you will have to choose a favorable light for your painting.
You can also frame the painting in UV-filtering glass that will provide protection from harmful rays.
8) Oversized Artwork Is the New Favorite
Oversized art has gained popularity with designers and the discerning customer alike. They bring in the wow-factor to your interior decor. Also with a standout statement piece, you can build color and palette in your room with a few beautiful accessories, like a patterned pillow, carefully chosen tabletop accessories and some graphic art pieces.
Oversized art is not limited to paintings or framed photographs alone. Huge sculptures and art works also adorn several homes now. They may be expensive but look good in huge rooms, and add new spatial dimensions.
If the cost seems daunting, don’t fret. A huge world map or even blueprints look gallery-worthy when put in lovely frames.
Paintings look amazing when incorporated into your interior decor. Check out a few trustworthy and reputed online sellers and make wise choices. Paintings last a lifetime and beyond, and if you are lucky may turn into million-dollar investments as well!
Author bio :
Sophia Mann writes on paintings and art. Her interest in the visual arts developed early when she attempted to duplicate a drawing her brother had brought home as a school assignment. She has been fascinated with this medium of artistic expression ever since. She also paints in her spare time.