Design strategies for Art lovers

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:


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.



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.


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.


ImageA 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. 



About fs2ddesigngroup

FS2D Group is a Residential and Commercial Interior Design practice with a Feng Shui Specialization. That means we design beautiful interiors that will improve your life and support you with well being, growth and empowerment. By integrating Feng Shui into our design, we provide our clients positive life outcomes through the adjustments of elements that impact us. This design approach for the Western lifestyle is inspired from the Eastern Art & Science of Feng Shui.
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