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Artwork is definitely an important element of any room design. You can easily add interest to plain walls with fun and unique pieces of art. Artwork can also bring together different elements of a room by providing color inspiration, a focal point or even by being a harmonizer. Artwork often makes or breaks a new space. Incorporating a work of art is also a simple way to update your space in an eco-friendly way. By hanging a photograph or painting, you will refresh your walls without perpetuating the use of toxic paints or non-recyclable wallpaper. In this post, we’re looking at some of the main ways in which artwork can help improve a room’s design.
Artwork Adds Movement
In most spaces, you can use artwork to help create movement. In the art world, movement is used by artists to help direct the viewer’s eye. In interior design, it will also influence perceptions of the size of the room. Using a piece of art that easily conveys a lot of movement will help create a rhythm between the chosen furniture your new wall décor. Overall, this is how a room can evoke a certain emotion or convey a specific feeling.
Wall Art Provides Color
If you’re a little stuck when it comes to the color scheme you want to use in your new living space, artwork can help dictate or even enhance a color palette. Firstly, try selecting a piece of artwork that matches the space and then create a new color palette influenced by the artwork. You can then narrow down accent colors from the work to help enhance it. If you’re bored with your wall colors, adding a piece of artwork is a great way to liven things up without worrying about the environmental consequences of repainting all the time.
Online sites like Fine Art America offer hundreds of thousands of artist’s works, so you can easily browse their expansive collection and find something that catches your eye.
Balance Texture and Scale in Your Room Design
Depending on the type of building you are furnishing, you’ll need to consider how art can help balance scale and textures. For example, if you prefer sleek, low furniture with a modern design but your space has high ceilings, investing in a bold piece of wall art will immediately make the room feel more balanced as the eye will be drawn upward to the painting. An investment piece of artwork will also last you a lifetime and can be passed down to future generations, making it both eco-friendly and sentimental.
You can also use art to create a more dynamic room design. Textures, patterns and colors can all be pulled together with the right wall art.
Create a Rotating Gallery
If you’re the kind of person who easily changes their mind or gets bored with your space and you’re itching to switch up your décor, introducing a rotating gallery of artwork can be a quick and easy way to keep your walls feeling fresh. Different pieces of art will help to highlight different furniture or other elements in your space. Since there is always a market for artwork, you don’t have to worry about being wasteful by replacing your pictures and paintings regularly. Instead, donate them to a used art retailer or make a little extra cash by selling them online. Either way, you know your art won’t end up in a landfill; there is always someone who will appreciate a painting or photograph you’re tired of.
Make a Statement with Your Art
Your artwork doesn’t always have the be the main focal point in a room. You can also use art in subtler ways to add an element of sophistication to your room design.
The main thing you should take away is don’t be afraid to experiment with different art mediums. Art is always a great investment that will help inspire new room designs.