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Art in Interior Design

By December 10, 2016March 2nd, 2020No Comments

Ideas and Inspiration for Displaying Art that Works!

Art and sculpture bring beauty and sophistication to our surroundings. The sheer presence of art can encourage intellectual and emotional reflection, it can define a space and make or break an interior. Without it your interior can be missing the most important piece of the puzzle.

One of the most common misconceptions it that art should be the last item on the list to be selected, it somehow becomes an after-thought. It shouldn’t. Art should be considered at the onset of a project and referred back to at each stage of the design process. This will help to make decisions on colour and material palettes.

An artwork is more than just a perfectly positioned sculpture or a painting on the wall. An artwork must work closely with an interior to create a story that will leave the viewers with a memorable experience. Just as importantly, art needs to sit harmoniously within the interior. Its purpose is to enhance, not to upstage or detract from a space.

Our Selection of Art in Interior

Selecting art doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it sounds. Art can be subjective, therefore our advice is to:

  • Buy what you love!
  • Find pieces that speak to you and makes you happy each time you look at them.
  • Pay attention to the placement and the scale and proportion of the art to ensure the furniture and décor surrounding it is complimentary.
  • The overall look needs to be balanced and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
  • It is essential to select the right frame for paintings. Some frames can detract and compete from a painting and complete. Speak to a professional framer for advice on framing solutions.
  • When selecting artwork to be framed in glass, always request anti-reflective glass or anti-reflective acrylic for large scale works.
  • Painted canvases look great in a shadow box frame – without glass.
  • Avoid placing art in direct sunlight that will cause it to fade.
  • Last but not least do not forget to highlight the artwork with appropriate lighting.