When thinking about ways to decorate a home, art is a great way to showcase your personal style and add a touch of luxury to any room. Keep in mind that everyone can buy prints, but not everyone knows how to get the most out of these pieces. Make your home stand out from the neighbors by adding art throughout your home. Our senior designers share these five ways to display art and give your home the makeup it deserves.
Abstract vs traditional art
Do you choose abstract, traditional or something in between? An expert tip is to go with your instincts, because finding work that speaks to you is ideal. If the space you are placing the piece in regards the piece as an extension of you. This gives each room in your home your unique personality.
More art is better
When in doubt, never limit yourself to just one work of art. Hanging different prints can actually add a very artistic touch to your space. They are your own gallery curated by you. This is definitely going to be an icebreaker. Be sure to use matching frames to give your collection of prints a more consistent look.
Hang multiple pieces on the same artist
It always helps to find an artist who has several pieces worth adding to the walls of your home. Putting pieces by the same artist helps add cohesion and flow to any space. Arranging the pieces into a series will make a bold statement and tell a design story, especially if the artist captured the essence of you through his work.
Put your art in alternative locations
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Instead of breaking out your handy leveling tool, go beyond the norm and prop a group of paintings against a wall in the room you are styling. This gives depth and mystery to any room. Have fun with this approach by trying different placements. Alternate the pieces in different formations until they feel just right.
Photo prints add luxury and design
While working with acrylic paint, watercolors, and other materials creates amazing images, they can also be quite a drain on your wallet. When you go for photo prints, they are usually less expensive without sacrificing style or luxury. Black and white photos are amazing because they can help add a modern feel to a room while adding a more classic feel to it.