One of the perfect ways to complete a space is with art pieces. The traditional go-to personalisation of spaces is hanging or displaying framed pictures of family and friends, but I thought I’d put together some suggestions on some slightly different ways you can bring personality and theme into any space, tastefully. This post is a continuation of my pinterest series, if you’d like to learn all about how I love to use herringbone in the home, take a look at my last pinterest series post! Now, let’s get into this.
T H E M A T I C
I thought I’d give these examples their own category as they don’t necessarily stand out in space, but rather tie a theme together perfectly through colour and ambient. Each of these pieces have elements such as colour, content or themes that are not only found in the artwork, but also other areas of the room such as fabric, wall colour and materials. If you’re not wanting to spend too much on art for a space, this type of decor is easy to DIY by taking your own photographs and having them large scale printed and then framing.
A C C E N T
If there’s a category I think is worth the splurge, accent or focal-point artwork is definitely it. There are endless options for bold, statement pieces both online and in gallery stores. I personally think that statement art can be effective in a range of scales as long as you use the piece in the right area. When arranging a space around an accent art piece, I would recommend including furniture, cushions, paint and other elements of a room fairly neutral, that way there is less chances of clashing or miss-matching items. Also, I think it’s just a good idea to really use the statement piece as the focal point of a room.
L A N D S C A P E
Now, this one is definitely not the easiest to achieve, nor is it the most obvious kind of art for the home. I’ve always had a HUGE love for incorporating landscape and surroundings into an interior space, it’s something that I tend to do quite a lot for my university projects as I am a big supporter for natural light in spaces as well as blurring inside and outside. I think this type of art for the home is ideal for home owners who are building or renovating and are located in a picturesque, rural or woodland location. I find that when windows are used in a smart way that there is no need for framed art.
C O L L A G E
This method of decorating interiors has been super popular, particularly on pinterest for many years now – and I don’t think it’s ever going away. Collage walls, or as they’re known “gallery walls” aren’t my personal favourite, but they’re a really easy way to bring a lot of interest and personality to one wall. Similar to the accent artwork, gallery walls are most effective when paired with items and rooms that are fairly neurtral – it allows the gallery wall to be the talk of the room. Collaged pieces are also great for those of you who have art commitment issues or the ‘can never decide on one’ syndrome. It’s always fun selecting multiple pieces that work beautifully together.
O B J E C T
This last category is another alternative to framed art. If you’re like me then you’re all about different and quirky ways to decorate a space, and I think sculptures, objects and even furniture elements make great addition to a room. As you can see from these examples, decorative objects can be abstract or fairly literal. I think an easy way to use objects as decor is through lighting pendants, they can be suspended fairly low over side tables, benches or even beside couches or beds – not to mention the focal lighting itself makes a brilliant feature for a space.
There you have it! I hope you liked the different categories and ways that I think work well as art for the home. Let me know which category is your favourite from this list, and if you prefer art or photographs for your walls at home!
Much Love, Eb xo