Today – Using Art to Transform a Space
If every time you go into a room you get that niggling feeling that something is missing, consider hanging some new artwork in that room. Often, that is all that is needed to finish the space off. It still surprises me how just hanging the right painting or print can make such a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a room.
Using Art to Transform a Space
Large canvas prints
This is particularly the case if you use big prints. They really draw the eye, which means that they are a great way to set the tone of a room. If you have a big room that feels a bit cold and echoey, opt for a large piece. Hang it on the wall that faces the door.
You can easily buy larger canvas prints from Hello Canvas. Their pricing structure means that the bigger the print the cheaper it is per square inch, so they really are a good place to buy impressive prints for your walls. The fact that you can send them any image and have it turned into a print to hang on your wall makes it easy to create the theme you want.
Creating the right ambience
What style of artwork you choose is very much a matter of personal taste. However, it is not enough to simply hang a picture you like the look of. You need to make sure that it fits in with the look and feel of the room and adds to the ambience rather than detracts from it.
For example, a copy of Constable´s Haywain, in a wooden frame, is not really going to work in a home that is decorated in a modern Scandinavian style. In this type of house, an abstract style of art is more likely to be a good fit.
Trying things out
If you are not sure whether a piece of art will work in a room the trick is to try it. There are several ways to do this. You could buy a cheap print that is similar from a thrift shop and see how it looks or maybe print off a copy from the web to see how it looks.
The web is a great place to get inspiration. If you are looking for artwork by a certain artist you can often find collections of their work online. Google images is a particularly good place to get a feel for an artist’s work and identify which is your favourite. You can then just make a note of the name of the piece you like and use that information to find retailers who sell that particular print.
Use your own artwork
Another effective approach is to create your own artwork. This is fun to do and is a great way to save money if you are on a tight budget. You do not necessarily have to be good at drawing or painting to be able to do this. Just use some of the ideas outlined on this page to get started. The more you experiment the better you will get at creating your own images for your home.
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