You might think that hanging carefully selected artworks around a home is something only meant for large or fancy spaces. This could not be further from the truth! Indeed, any interior space, whether it be a small cozy house, a corporate office or a large villa can all benefit greatly from a few strategically selected paintings. From an interior design perspective, having art in a space can add some much-needed warmth and texture to an otherwise one-dimensional room.
Why Place Artworks and Paintings?
Artworks are a great way to set a focal point for a room. No room is complete without a solid focal point. A focal point is an aesthetic element that grabs everyone’s attention as soon as they walk in. This focal point will serve as the beating heart, so to speak, that pulls the room together and adds an oomph factor.
A stunning painting can be the perfect focal point. When choosing a painting to be the focal point of your room, you have to take into consideration its size versus the size of the room and other elements within the room. You do not want to choose a painting that is too small as it would simply go unnoticed, and you also do not want it to be too large as it would appear as though it is spilling over. You also want to place your painting centrally in a part of the room where it is easily visible.
Art improves Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
There are countless reasons why you should have art in your home, and one of these is that it can be good for you and your well-being! Research has shown that looking at a piece of art that you enjoy can increase the blood flow to your brain by nearly 10%, which is the same amount that results from looking at a loved one! A study in Norway revealed that people who frequently viewed artworks in galleries and museums reported higher rates of satisfaction in life and good health.
Are All Original Paintings Expensive?
Contrary to what a lot of people think, an artwork does not need to be made by a famous artist or be exorbitantly priced to be considered tasteful and classy. What is most important when choosing an artwork for your space is that it should speak to you. After all, if you are spending a lot of time in a room, looking at an artwork that you really enjoy will add an atmosphere of positivity.
You can even choose your artworks to express your personal philosophy and views. For instance, if you enjoy a more modern way of life, then digital art prints, modern art pieces and abstract paintings are the way to go since these artworks exude contemporary vibes. If you prefer a more traditional way of life, then fine art paintings of landscapes and nature’s creations are the perfect way to infuse your home with a bit of your personality.
Find a Color Palette that speaks to you!
Another incredibly interesting way to utilize art is to use an artwork as your starting point when designing a room or a home. If you are just beginning your design plans and are struggling to find a color palette that you love, all you need to do is find an artwork that you love! Once you find an artwork that appeals to you aesthetically, voila! You have an instant color palette! You can use the colors and elements of that artwork to inspire your room’s color palette and set the overall tone for your interiors.
Alternatively, if you have already designed your interiors, then choosing a painting that flows with the existing style of the room is the perfect way to make your room look ‘finished’. Adding a painting that complements and flows with the existing aesthetic of a room just takes a room to the next level. It can make an otherwise bland room look like an elegant design that was intricately planned out.
Overall, although the tips presented here can help guide you towards the right art piece for your space, the most important thing to do is follow your intuition. There are no rights or wrongs or hard and fast rules when it comes to art. Art is all about expression, creativity and freedom, so you do not need to stress out about whether you chose the right painting. If you enjoy an artwork, feel a connection with it or are inspired by it, do not hesitate to incorporate it into your home!
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Blog post written by Artezaar.com Guest Blogger Shreya Alagramam