If our homes reflect our personality, what does yours say about you? Perhaps you feel like your home isn’t expressive enough and could do with some new decorative elements – artwork can help with that. So today’s post takes a look at some of the different ways you can introduce art into your home.
Perhaps you’ve admired a gallery wall in someone else’s home or in a magazine, but haven’t been sure about creating one of your own. I truly believe that there is a gallery wall style for everyone! Some people will cram the wall with clashing frames, colours and picture designs and pull it off in a beautifully eclectic way. Other people may prefer a more minimalistic art gallery style approach with a few white framed pieces on display. There is no right or wrong way to go about it, so whichever aesthetic suits you best, find a prime wall in your home to showcase a selection of artwork. Then you can begin to pull together the prints, photos or typography you would like to display. Plan their positioning on the floor first to get the best layout before you put nails in the wall.
Artistic Printed Cushions
Perhaps a gallery wall feels too permanent, or you are not permitted to fix art to the walls in a rental space. In which case, why not consider some fabulous art-inspired cushions on your sofa and armchairs! This is such a quick, easy and affordable way to add a touch of artistic chic to your home. I really love these printed cushions from Countryside Art for the way they introduce colour and design to a room – and the fact that they can be as temporary or as permanent as you wish.
A wall mural is a stunning way to add a unique touch of artwork to a room. There are so many designs to choose from, or you can even create a bespoke one. A lot of murals are made like decals, with a sticky back so you can remove them easily from your wall if you get bored of the design over time.
Self Made Art
Have you ever created some artwork of your own? You don’t have to be a great artist to put paint to paper. Give it a try! You can simply wash colours together in a random way, or make abstract designs and shapes in colours that complement your home decor. Or maybe you could display your kids artwork in lovely frames for a truly personal touch?
Perhaps your room is lacking colour and texture, too, in which case a more tactile, 3D style of artwork would be better suited to your home. Something like a woven wall hanging might add that missing element to your space. Neon wall art is another way to add a quirky, extra design detail and will give your room a bit of edge. Alternatively, don’t focus on the walls and instead introduce some sculptural elements; decorative abstract objects on a side table can look chic and artistic, however this may not be an option if you have kids, cats or dogs moving around the place!