How Do I Decorate My Home With Artwork?

Posted by Michael Foran on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 03:30 PM
Michael Foran

 Interior designers get asked "How do I decorate my home with artwork?"

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What questions should you think about when selecting artwork?


What different ways can I use artwork in my home?

 

Art collector

If you want to collect art, but still want to have beautiful interior design, then you should let the artwork be the focus in your room. What I mean by that is let your artwork be the detail in your room. Keep your decorating neutral (neutral walls, floors, sofas and chairs). It doesn't have to be all white. For instance, you could use a wood floor. You just don't want to compete with the artwork. This is a great artsy look that lets you express yourself.

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For this client I selected 2 consoles to use under her art collection.

 

High end interior design

If you are wanting to create a beautiful high end room where everything complements each other, then it is best to select your artwork to complement your interior design. That is not to say that you must settle for ordinary art. A great way to decorate a room when art is important is to select the art first and do your decorating around the artwork.

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This look is not about collecting art, it is about having some great pieces and building a great room around them. With this look there are fewer pieces and therefore each piece should be very important.

I believe fewer and larger pieces work better for this look. You end up with a dramatic beautiful room.

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Where can I find beautiful inspiring artwork?

Art galleries, of course, are a great source for artwork. You can also go to shows out of town. I believe professional interior designers are the best source because they can guide you to make the best selections. Many designers have connections through markets that they attend. They see things that are not available locally.  if you invest a lot of money in your artwork, you want to make sure all the details (frame, size, quality and price) are perfect.

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This client wanted a beautiful Venice scene to remind them of their trip to Italy.

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 This client wanted bright colors to accent her white, gray and black decor.

Call your interior designer to see how they can help you decorate your home with artwork.

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