Over time, having a home with drab and empty walls may seem depressing for most people. When designing a house, people are typically inclined to focus on furniture and other furnishings while overlooking wall art.
Your walls should be more than paint and wallpaper. Those are lovely, but they don’t give your home the atmosphere it needs. Fantastic wall art may turn a dull or dual-toned wall area into a fully functional beauty. It all starts with picking a piece of artwork that appeals to you, one that reflects your personality and sets the tone for your interior space. With the correct art, you can create an atmosphere that is consistent with the overall concept of your house.
Interior design using wall art should not be an afterthought or a job to be tackled after everything else has been set in place. This should be done in conjunction with other design tasks to bring out the best in your property. Some of the advantages of wall art are listed below. Going through them will help you understand how vital art is to the aesthetics of any interior space.
IT PROVIDES THE RIGHT FOCAL POINT
Every home needs a focal point, a centre of attraction. This can be a design element that captures the eyes of anyone present in that section of the building, giving them a feeling of what to expect. Inspiring art is ideal for this purpose. A medium-sized piece of art can be placed on the wall in the living room, above the couch or fireplace. A large piece of art can be on the wall in the bedroom. Depending on preferences, a collection of photographs and art can be placed in the kitchen.
IT EVOKES CERTAIN FEELINGS
The theme of your home determines what type of art you need to use in that space. Depending on what one feels like, one can use anything from a modern abstract painting to an old nostalgic one. You might want to go for a more playful theme for the kids’ rooms.
IT CAN BE USED TO SET THE MOOD
You can use artwork to set a room’s mood or emotional tone. Wall art’s soft and calming feel can create a tranquil and relaxing space. In contrast, a more energetic and vivid piece of art will set the tone of energetic space.
IT CREATES A SENSE OF ACCENT
Wall art can create a sense of accent in the interior space. Just like grey tones can neutralise bright colours, your art can be used to accentuate certain areas in your home. For instance, you can use certain art pieces to highlight certain features of your home.
IT CREATES A SENSE OF IDENTITY
Many people just move into new homes and blend in with the other households. You can easily set yourself apart from others by having a single piece of art or a gallery of art collections that represent your personality and tastes.
When it comes to interior design, people usually settle for furniture. However, it’s worth noting that your walls are just as important, if not more. Creative wall art is meant to bring a certain sense of accent to your living space. It’s also worth remembering that your home is your temple, and you can design it to suit your personality.
Originally Published by United Interiors, 22nd February, 2022