The right piece of art can transform an ordinary room into something truly beautiful. And this week, we learned that looking at art can reduce stress levels, anxiety, and even physical pain. So art is good for your heart – and your health.
In today’s post, we’re talking about how to make your art collection part of your home. Whether you’ve been collecting for years, or just have a few treasured poster prints, these tips are helpful for everyone. There’s nothing wrong with starting small. And if you need guidance on choosing art and artists… well… that’s what interior designers are for!
Our first piece of advice is simple: art needs space to breathe. Make sure you leave space on walls and surfaces to display your favorite pieces. You don’t want to spoil the effect with clutter.
However, that doesn’t mean that art has to control your entire home. Try and create a balance between functional space and beautiful space.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris
You don’t have to commit to the same design forever, either. Take inspiration from Lena Dunham’s home design, recently featured in House Beautiful US. Her interior designer has left wall space so that art pieces can be swapped out regularly to freshen up the design.
Use your favorite art pieces to inspire interior design
The best interior design will work in partnership with your art pieces. The art will complement the design, and the design will show the art at its best.
But it’s up to you what that looks like. Some people choose to build the interior design for a space around a single piece of art, creating contrasts of color and material – or designing everything to match. Other people start with the design, then work with an interior designer to find the perfect artwork to complete it.
When it comes to art and interior design, there’s only one golden rule: Choose what works for you. The right interior designer will help you to create a space that echoes your personality and is beautiful in your eyes.