Using Artwork to Decorate A Home

Using Artwork to Decorate A Home

 

A home is a reflection of the people who live there. Your client’s home – or their space you are designing – should reflect their personal style and their interests. It should also be inviting to others who are visiting. That’s a lot to ask, right?!

 

Luckily, decorating a home doesn’t have to be labor intensive, expensive, or involve too much work. Artwork can help make a house a home and make it more appealing to the client’s visitors and to the client themselves every day! It can also be confusing, and it’s easy to buy too much or too little, or stress over design decisions, making using artwork to decorate your home more stressful than it should be.

 

Here are 7 easy ways to use artwork to decorate a home and make sure your client’s personality – and the beauty of their home – shines through!

 

1. Don’t focus on price. Some pieces of art are expensive, some are not. Both can be equally beautiful. Anything can be art – a cool, unique tapestry, personal photos, even found objects – and even pieces of art purchased can be inexpensive. Try scouting out local artists, especially if they’re just getting started. The piece may be by a famous artist in a few years, and you’ll know you helped them get there! Also, some pieces, like canvas art, can be customized and personalized without sacrificing quality – all for a very affordable price for those clients looking for a great value!

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Canvas art by Canvas Press

 

2. Make sure you have art the client loves in every room! Don’t neglect the kitchen, entryway, or bathrooms – if you can’t find the perfect piece for your cleint, you can get a customized piece of art. Just don’t leave blank walls! Visitors feel more comfortable in a lived-in space!

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Interior Design by Style My Space

 

3. Keep proportions in mind. This one is pretty easy – don’t put a giant painting on a tiny wall, or a tiny photo on a giant wall, all alone. Walls are like bodies. You would feel uncomfortable in clothes that are huge or too small, so dress your walls in the appropriate sizes!

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Interior Design by Style My Space

 

4. Do plan – but also be spontaneous! Making a photo wall? You probably want a layout before you start hammering. Plans are important when it comes to using artwork to decorate a home. But don’t feel like you have to stick to them! If a piece doesn’t work, or if you find something better, change it, even if it disrupts your plan! Another good idea would be to lay out the photo collage on the floor to have an idea how it will look like together. By doing so, you’ll be able to make small adjustments that will make it look perfect!

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Interior Design by Style My Space

 

5. Don’t forget about plants! Plants are great for decorating a home. But wait? Isn’t this about art? Plants can be art too! Look for beautiful pots or pretty rocks to surround your plants with, and take some of the art off the walls into the room itself. Plus, you’re making the air in the house easier and cleaner to breathe – something everyone loves!

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Interior Design by Style My Space

 

6. Make a statement. Statement pieces are great! One large painting can have a huge impact, as can bright colors (don’t be afraid of color!), and interesting subjects. Don’t crowd too many statement pieces into one space, but having a spot of visual focus is important in any room, and it gives visitors or potential home buyers something to remember and discuss.

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Interior Design by Style My Space

 

7. Let your clients love what they love unapologetically. Do they love bright walls? Love it and use it. Do they love large paintings of abstract fruit? Love it, find it and use it. Even if something isn’t trendy, or if the rules say not to do it, if they love it, use it to how they wish! That’s the ultimate tip, and if you follow that you’re clients will love the space you designed for them!

 

Decorating is fun, but it does have rules – even if they’re just there to be broken! Happy decorating! If you are passionate about decorating and looking to learn more check out The Academy of Interior Design. The Academy of Interior Design offers 5 day certificate courses that prepares it’s students for a career in interior design.

 

To purchase canvas art for your project check out – Canvas Press. Canvas Press offers high quality canvas art for an affordable price.