Newcomers to buying art will love these tips for improving your home
If you’ve recently discovered the beauty and joy of art, you’ll probably be eager to find some new items with which to fill those immediately noticeable gaps on your walls and around your home.
Sure, you can just go out and buy some paintings and put them up anywhere – but is there a better way?
Art is the product of creativity, so where you place it should be inspired by a little creative thought as well. Some pieces just look great anywhere – Yoel Benharrouche’s artworks make a perfect addition to any room, as the brightness and texture of acrylic paint on canvas has an unmatched quality to it that will instantly add a focal point to any room where it is placed.
We’ve compiled five of our favorite tips for art placement, but there are dozens more great looks and ideas you can use to make the art in your home really stand out as something special.
A small shelf that just peeks out from your wall, painted in a matching color, creates an impressive invisible look. This technique allows you to place several pieces of different shapes and sizes together without having to hang frames individually.
This trick works best when the pieces overlap and looks great when positioned above a piece of furniture. You can add empty frames and a mirror or two amongst the artworks for the greatest effect, and the best part is that you can easily rearrange your wall art shelf whenever the mood takes you.
Is that empty corner of your kitchen really bugging you? Why not fill it with interesting frames, pretty painted ceramics, and have a beautiful new place to store your fresh fruit, chopping boards, and an acrylic canvas or two?
Use your creativity and create an interesting arrangement on two or three levels of floating shelves, painted or wood stained so that they really stand out from your walls with contrasting colors? Art is the perfect way to fill up any space, however large or small.
You don’t always need to find a multitude of artifacts to fill a large empty space. Finding a single, large-scale print or artwork that can fill a wall all on its own is one of the easiest ways to decorate your home effectively.
Further emphasizing the oversized look of your piece with decorative lighting always works well, too. If you are struggling to find something of the size and scale you need, why not look around the things you already have and consider turning those into wall art? Any kind of printed fabric can be stretched around a canvas frame, potentially allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind piece that will instantly become the main talking point whenever a guest enters the room.
Imagine this – you’ve purchased an amazing new abstract canvas online and planned exactly where you were going to put it long before it arrived. After delivery, your heart sinks as you realize the piece is way too small for the spot you had in mind.
Why worry? Find some smaller paintings you can use to create an arrangement that will then have that “in proportion” look you were hoping for. Mix a variety of different sizes and frame styles to create the best effect. You’ll be surprised how effective this technique can be!
Darker, deeply saturated colors are in style right now, but how do you mix your artworks with these dark backgrounds? You create as much contrast as possible, in combination with an ordered look using two or three rows of matching white frames.
What you choose to hang in your frames is up to you, but a cheap and great looking option is to find poster art from days gone by – old TV shows, music posters, film advertisements and the like, use a series of large frames, or cut out your favourite areas of the posters if necessary. This sophisticated look will look fantastic if done right.
If we haven’t suggested a layout that works for your home, don’t worry – the web Is full of great ideas for decorating your home with art, so it won’t take long for you to find something that inspires you and will work well in your home. Good luck!