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Incorporating Art Into Your Décor: 5 Tips


We’re not all artists. Whilst a lot of us admire and appreciate art, the task of incorporating it into our homes should not be taken lightly. Whilst we can switch from one movement to another, artists themselves tend to stick. They have their style, their method, their aura, and they combine it all into a coherent collection of work.

In a way, we should take heed of this. It can be easy to get a bit over excited and plaster as many art pieces or sculptures into our homes, but the result can often look scrambled. Any good home interior has the same cohesion as an artist. It has a story. One piece of décor leads to the next one, and then the next one, without an uncalled-for change of style or movement. It also must be in tune to the home itself. A surrealist art piece full of distortion and color might look good in a gallery, but it won’t look as good in your minimalist sitting room. So how do you incorporate art into your décor? Here are five tips that might help you find the answer.

Factor Art Into Your Design Scheme Before You Undertake It

Have an idea of the art you want before you design your home décor. Sit back and actually think about the home you wish to create. Where do you want the art? Does that space need art? How will it work inside the story of your home? These are all things that need to be thought about before going ahead and incorporating. If there is a piece of art you would really love to have, then perhaps design the room around that piece of art. That way you will ensure its coherency and atmosphere.

Make Sure The Art Speaks To You

Make sure to choose something that speaks to you, too. You want to be able to explain the reason for its presence, and ordinarily it should be something meaningful. There is a lot of art around that can symbolize your family, friends or faith. If you are looking to create a meaningful Jewish home, for instance, then the Israeli center of Judaica web site has gorgeous art pieces, capable of creating a coherent and meaningful home that radiates your faith and virtues.

Turn Your House Into A Coloring Book

I know that header might be a point of concern, but don’t skip this tip just yet. A house is screaming out for color and each room should have its own palette scheme. one of the best ways to give it what it wants is to use artwork. If you want a warm and ambient atmosphere in your living room, then yellow is a great color to achieve this. Look into artworks that use this color and you can help to color in that room in a beautiful and, most importantly, subtle way. Apply this all over the house and you will have a theme and cohesion which actually compliments the aura you want for each space.

Ensure The Art Is Placed Appropriately

This may sound like a simple one, but it is important to place your art coherently, not just in the story of the house but the actual walls of the house itself. Look at the paintwork and ensure the canvas or frame can fit inside any pattern. Make sure it is the right height above the sofa or the table. You don’t want to go to the trouble of designing your room, choosing your art, only for it to look out of place when you hang it up.

Think Outside The Box

Good home décor should always be a talking point among guests. In this way, you can always find some interesting art pieces that will stand out and draw attention. Incorporating sculptures, woodwork or alternative metalwork will undeniably add a new spark into your home. If you remember to keep it in theme and ensure it’s coherent, then thinking outside of the box and going for something a little different will certainly lift the space you are filling in a way you would never have expected.

Nate Berkus
Nate Berkus, a distinguished interior designer with a Bachelor’s in Design and Environmental Analysis, has been transforming spaces with his unique aesthetics for over two decades. His professional journey includes working with top design firms before venturing into freelance design consulting. His expertise was cultivated through years of working on high-end residential and commercial projects. He joined our editorial team and offers readers a blend of contemporary style and practical decorating solutions. He is also an ardent traveler, drawing inspiration from different cultures to enrich his design philosophy.

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