On a recent art galleries tour in Wynwood, the Miami Art district, I had an interesting conversation with an artist. He felt art should stand on its own and be purchased first without design consideration as it has nothing to do with the décor.
Although I understand this point of view, here is a simple fact: Your art will always look better and have greater impact in the space when the design supports it.
Check a few techniques below I recommend for you to use in your design to support and enhance your art:
1. USE REPETITION OF COLORS AND LINES:
Repeating colors from the art increases its impact in the room. As an example, if your piece of art has some green in it, place green pillows on your sofa to echo the color (granted it matches the overall color scheme). It visually strengthens the art.
There are also many ways to repeat the lines from an artwork to a design. If your art has curved lines, you may emulate them by placing furniture with curves next to it.
2. USE MULTIPLE WORKS OF ART:
Combining multiple works of art by the same artist or others that have a very similar style creates greater impact. Together, they create a stronger look than each would by itself.
3. USE LIGHTING:
Putting a spotlight on your art will highlight it and make it stand out.
Casting a shadow on your painting is also another way to increase its impact.
A piece of artwork is not only a way of giving an interior the wow factor but also something that reflects someone’s personality and individuality. It can be a statement or can blend sympathetically with a room’s design. As for selecting the right piece of art for your interiors, go with you heart! Your artwork should uplift and inspire you.