I believe that art is a wonderful way to decorate your home, it has such evocative power. Art can make us think, laugh, dream, reflect and reminisce and it can add to the beauty and the character of a home like nothing else.
Art does not have to be original and it does not have to be expensive it just has to work for you. I have a wide interest and rather eclectic taste in art. Rather than stick to a theme I like to choose pieces that work for the individual rooms in my house.
Let me take you through the rooms in my home and show you some pieces that I think would be well placed within them and I will tell you why.
When you first step into my home you enter a small hallway which I like t to think warmly welcomes everyone who arrives. I like it to smell fresh and be light and airy and I always have a small bunch of flowers on the little table by the door.
In terms of art I think this Hello Sailor print by Sophy Henn would be just perfect….
It’s fun, welcoming, cheeky and cheerful just as I would want the entrance to my home to be.
Our lounge is for relaxing and it has big squashy sofas, a lot of books and a bright red rug. It is a room to spend time with those I love, warm and cosy.
I love this I love you so print by Andy Warhol. It makes me smile and I adore the sentiment. I would want my family to read it and feel those words every day. It would compliment our bright, happy lounge perfectly and echo the emotion that fills this room.
The kitchen is my workspace. I have a tiny little office space in the corner and I am fuelled by coffee and rather too much cake. My art choice for the kitchen would be a print of the cover of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own
This would make me giggle because my kitchen workspace is most certainly NOT a room of my own. Instead it is always full of noise and chatter and children.
The print would encourage me focus to keep on writing in the hope that one day soon I would indeed get the room of my own I crave!
In the playroom we would have to have something that both reflected play and meant something to the children. They have been to the Lowry gallery in Manchester and seen his wonderful art. Their playroom room is full of a riot of colour and this rather sweet picture of Children Playing would fit in beautifully.
In the bedroom I would want something restful and calming. I have always loved this Braques painting of L’Oiseaux Bleu et Gris the colours would harmonise beautifully with the mellow colour scheme of our bedroom and the image is simple and relaxing. It would help me fly off into my dreams I am sure.
I haven’t picked art for my children’s bedroom because I think it is important that they pick their own, after all they will see it far more than me and it is such a personal choice.
So the last room we come too is the bathroom. My all white, tiny, serene bathroom would benefit from a small print that echoes the green of the aloe vera that stands on the window sill. I think this sweet Magnolia print by Redoute would work beautifully, a peaceful image that again echoes the colours and character of the room.
So you can see the art I have chosen has been chosen perhaps because of it’s colour, theme, or style, or perhaps because of memories, messages and emotions. There are many reasons to choose art and so many reasons to feel it is absolutely right for you and your home.
Art for the home is such a personal choice in so many ways but absolutely not one to be afraid of. Choose what feels right for your room for whatever your reasons.
Art is a choice to embrace and such a pleasing part of interior styling. An art choices should simply be an echo or a compliment to the room it is intended for. You will always know when you have found the right piece.
All the beautiful prints shown are from a large and quality range at King and McGaw