Lots of things can transform a room or make it unique – and art is certainly one of them. Collecting art can be considered a lifetime journey and living with it is a thoroughly enriching experience. Choosing artwork for your home gives you the chance to add a new twist to an old space, as well as giving voice to your creativity and personality. And if the choice is supported by visual designs, which can provide useful guidance to make the most of your selection, the experience is all the more enjoyable.
Here’s what you need to do:
UTILISE THE BEST SPACE FOR YOUR ART
- Knowing what overall ambience, you are aiming to achieve in your home helps when creating a bespoke selection, and the relationship between the artwork and its surroundings plays a central role when designing the desired atmosphere. Think about the architectural features of the room you are buying for, from ceiling height to the house’s colour scheme and lighting, when choosing a work of art.
CONSIDER THE COLOUR SCHEME
What atmosphere do you want to create for your space? Dramatic, neutral or harmonious? The artwork’s palette can either match, contrast or redefine the tones of its surroundings, through endless bespoke combinations that can really make a place unique.
- Red- represents “passionate” or “intense” hue.
- Green & Blue- it represents “soothing” or “tranquil” colours. They have that cool effect.
- Yellow- represent a “happy” and “optimistic” look.
Note: An inspiration coming from beautiful garden designs, usually give an Earthy Mediterranean outlook.
FINDING A PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR INDOOR PLANTS
- An indoor house plant may not need much direct sunlight, however, if you want to get the best from your plants, you will need to place them somewhere they will get the water and nutrients in the right climate in order to survive.
- Choose a corner that can give enough sun rays, but can also give partial or a full cover of shade for the majority of the time.
Bonsai trees are also perfect for styling your home. Bonsai are small trees that mimic the shape and scale of full-size trees. In order to grow small trees, Bonsai uses cultivation techniques like pruning, root reduction, potting, defoliation, and grafting.
A formal bonsai display is arranged indoors to represent a landscape. It typically consists of the featured bonsai tree atop a wooden stand in an appropriate container.
- To promote root growth, a large growing box can house many bonsai and provide a large volume of soil per tree.
- A training box would have a single specimen and a smaller soil volume that helps to condition the bonsai to the specific bonsai container’s size and shape.
For these development containers, there are no aesthetic guidelines, and they can be of any content, size, and shape that suits the user.
Choose a Perfect Wall Art for Your Space
- Wall hangings, potted plants, art, and photos serve as the stylistic icing on the cake that is your home. Wall art draws the eye, pulls together space, and makes your home inviting.
- You can put it in a potted succulent garden. Succulents are hot right now. From containers to wreaths to temporary installations, succulents have compelling shapes and colours that make them ideal for a wide range of displays.
There are major approaches to selecting your wall art by colour.
- Add art to your room that incorporates colours already present in the room. In the majority of cases, sticking to a consistent scheme is cohesive, sophisticated, and complementary. Basics of this style include:
- Your most valuable piece of artwork should have a background colour that suits the colour of your wall.
- A small piece of art can’t fill a big space. Group small pieces together. Works by the same artist complement each other well.
- When selecting the size, consider the height of the ceilings. Be sure to fill in the room with exact measurements.
- Add wooden art or a metal sign to space.
- Add a sign with words.
Here’s a video tutorial on how you can build a DIY succulent/cactus rack- https://youtu.be/N3jo7brJI68
- A sculpture made from wood, metal or stones, generally adds an impressive proportion within your home.
- An elegant sculpture will sit majestically within the calming backdrop of indoor potted plants and highlighted by the softly painted walls.
BE MINDFUL OF LIGHTING
- Whether its sources are natural, man-made, or some combination of both, quality lighting is integral to any room.
- Firstly, consider the medium of the artwork: is it a painting, photograph, sculpture, or multi-media installation?
- For paintings or photographs, keep the artwork away from natural light, as this can cause the colours to fade over time.
- For sculptures, try positioning a few lights around it: shapes and details can be better appreciated from different angles if the light comes from different sides.
Stylised the “heart of the home” KITCHEN
- The kitchen is often referred to as the “heart of the home” and in many cases, the most used room of the house. There is no question, art needs to be incorporated here. Countertops or spaces above cabinets are perfect homes for art. To keep the art in the details, lean toward smaller pieces that complement, not overwhelm the space.
- Add up, small potted herb plants on the window. You can also place hanging plants above your kitchen’s window, for an added touch.
PERSONALISED YOUR RETREAT: BEDROOM
- The bedroom is a retreat, a place to rest and that should be reflected in the artwork. Directly above the bed or on the wall opposite the bed are the best walls for art in the bedroom. Large pieces of the design are best hung at eye level. Look for abstract pieces with soothing colours or tones.
- You can accessorize the area with sculptures, along with potted plants (require less sunlight).
- For the walls, place a scented candle (classic looking lamp, if you want to), or hang some paintings. Consider the colour of your room when choosing the painting. Keep the frames minimal–a gallery frame or canvases work great as well.
For the BATHROOM :
- You can simply put hanging plants near the windows. Use wooden tables & stools, to have that kind of garden look inside.
- Avoid putting so much unnecessary stuff inside your bathroom. Make it breathable, with the touch of comfort inside.
- If your bathroom is reasonably well lit try adding a small decorative Fishtanks, Siamese fighting fish are making a big comeback this year in popularity as they are increasingly beautiful. Our personal favourite is Siam Betta Fish, a Thai website that exports globally.
So, that is all we can share. Always remember, choosing the right piece is elemental in provoking conversation and setting the feel or vibe of the space.
Art doesn’t have to be a piece of print or canvas, sometimes it can take other forms. Find a unique piece that best reflects you.