Dressing up an empty room or bare walls sets
a tone to the atmosphere of the house. Starting with a piece of art is a great
way to introduce color and complement the rest of the furniture. And best of
all, adding art work is a great way to reflect your values. Make a statement Hanging an overscale art work draws people in and can define a room.
Display China plates on the wall or on floating
shelves to create a vintage/retro display. Or if you have bold colors of
plates, that can add a pop to the room. Combination of pieces Framed or unframed accessories that you do not often use such as jewelry, a
bangle that is just sitting in your jewelry box that you never wear, or a big
statement necklace that is not you- these pieces can be hung against a wall or
put it in a shadow box frame and leaned against a wall along the top of a shelf
to boost interest to the space. Scale Grouping framed art work in different shapes and sizes can be as artful as
an art gallery. Allow 2 or 3 inches of distance between each other, I find
works best. Placement The off-center placement of hanging art work can add a little fun to the
space, who does not want that? Let there be light By adding a light fixture to highlight your art work, you increase the
impact of the art by making it 'the focus' of the room. This can also change
the mood of the room. By browsing different examples of classic picture lights, you can see a few
different ways to achieve this. Art of reflection Using a mirror on the wall not only gives the illusion of making a space
look larger, it can reflect another area of the house that makes everything
connected. Create a story A mix of photographs or postcards can make a room inviting and serene. Do-it-yourself projects Children's paintings, DIY canvases, DIY typography prints, are a great way
to add a dab of whimsical personality. It serves as a collage of rainbow colors
that can emphasize a room. DIY projects are also easy on your wallet. A good
reference for interior inspiration is Brit + Co. Collective objects A collection of treasures from your travels can be showcased on bookshelves,
coffee table, consoles, or end tables. It also supports each item uniquely
serving as a reminder of the beautiful places you have visited. Art of contents Paintings will add color to the room. Sculptures will add texture and with
this combination, it will harmonize the content of the space. With the right
balance, it should not look busy or cluttered, it should be pleasing in the
eyes. Finding the right art work that suits your personality may need a little
bit of patience, but it is worth it in the end. Search for ideas online or scout
your local thrift stores, flea markets- you can find inspiration anywhere. Once
you find it, adding that art work to a space definitely enhances the ambiance
of a home. What are your ways of incorporating art work in your house?
Welcome to my blog. I am an Interior Decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Married and a mommy to my 9 year old son. Through this blog, I will be sharing my passion for design and my inspirations with you. Occasionally, I will also be showing you my home and some of my clients' decorating projects. I am a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through creativity and smart shopping. Currently, I am offering e-design (online decorating) service at an affordable rate to help you create a home that reflects you, a home that will make you smile every time you walk through the door. Hope you have fun following along. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!
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