Updated: Jan 13
The real answer goes beyond the surface of just adding decoration or bringing colour into the living room. Art is as important as having a quality bed. Often put on the back-burner of needed objects, the importance of art in your home benefits your sense of interior design, well being and social atmosphere.
From a functional design standpoint, art acts as a focal point, it makes a room appear finished. Bare walls or completely neutral rooms are so often indicative of a design that just hasn't been properly considered. Probably the most important principle of interior design is to make sure every room has a focal point. Wall art is the easiest, and arguably best, way of achieving this – it creates a central point to the room, as well as providing a talking point.
Without needing words, art can be the perfect way to express who you are to both yourself and others. And, when you love a piece enough to hang it on your wall, that story speaks volumes about you. Whether it’s your personality or what you value in life, art can be the perfect translator. This lets you forge deeper connections with those who come into your home, which is “your place,” and that’s why decorating it to your liking is so important.
But, how do you find the perfect piece?
1. Consider what style you have going on in your home, style automatically dictates a colour palette.
2. Will the new art piece be the main focal point within the room? Or, will it simply be an additional accent to bring in colour and fill up wall space?
3. What size wall will it be hung on? Will large-scale or small-scale art work best?
4. Think about light coming into the room when it comes to glass framed art or canvas. Often, if you’re in a room flooded with light, the glare on the glass can be so great that you barely see what’s behind it.
See below some of our absolute favourite places to find affordable and original art online.
Limited edition giclee prints by Georgina Hoby Scutt