Revitalize your Living Space with Art
January 21, 2022

Revitalize your Living Space with Art

Your home should reflect who you are and what inspires you. Don't let indecision hold you back from decorating your home the way you've always wanted. With a little creativity, you can add new life to your home by simply changing the art and displaying it in different ways to refresh the space.

Quick Tips For Adding Art to Your Home

  • Start by figuring out what kind of style you're looking for. Traditional? Abstract? 
  • Next, decide where the art will go and how it will fit into your space (i.e., gallery wall, single-piece above the bed).
  • Check places and sites that sell one-of-a-kind pieces. 
  • Think about what you want to see when you're in the room - if it's a living room, do you want something calming or invigorating? 

After deciding what kind of art you want, think about how you want to display it. Instead of just hanging single pieces of art on the wall, try a gallery wall or display art on shelves for a change.

How To Display Art on a Gallery Wall 

Start by choosing the different types of art for your gallery wall. Do you want to use photographs, paintings, prints, or maybe a combination? Next, measure the space you have available on your wall. This will help you determine the size and shape of art pieces that will work best for your layout.  

Decide if you want your gallery wall to be symmetrical or asymmetrical. Symmetrical walls are more formal, while asymmetrical walls are more relaxed and casual. 

Arrange the art to be hung on your wall. You can use tape or pushpins to layout where things will go first, then take all pieces off before hanging them up permanently. This way, you have a chance to change it around until you are happy with the layout.  

Pick out pieces that will coordinate with the rest of your furniture and décor, as well as evoke a certain feeling to match your space's vibe. You can choose artwork from one artist or multiple artists. This is a great way to show off your personality.  For the bathroom, try picking pieces with natural elements like plants or water and create a gallery wall with them. This will help to create a spa-like feeling in your space.  

How To Display Art on Shelves 

First, measure the space you have available on your shelf. This will help determine the size of art pieces that will work best for your arrangement.  

Next, decide if you want to go with an abstract look or a more traditional/realistic palette when deciding what kind of artwork to put up. If you are looking for a more traditional look, try to find art pieces that match the color of your walls.  

Arrange the items onto your shelf and take them off before hanging up anything permanently. This way, if you change your mind about where things go, you can easily rearrange.

If you have a lot of empty wall space, try adding shelves to the walls opposite your couch for displaying small knickknacks or art pieces.  In the kitchen, hang shelves and display artwork that is related to eating or cooking, for example, a still life of fruit.


Other Ideas

Try sculptural wall art. Art doesn’t have to be a painting. This could be pieces made of metal, wood, steel, stone, wicker among other mediums. These could be combined with other pieces that are more traditional. If you are looking for one of a kind wall art, try local makers or shopping at artist cites like Etsy. A wall of baskets is a great way to warm up your space, keep it artsy and add texture.

You might also find a mirror with an artistic frame to incorporate an artistic flair into the wall and also try something different instead of the normal prints or painting that are used. A grouping of smaller mirrors can also liven up your space when combined with sculptural wall art or other art in a gallery configuration.

Another option is to hang a large piece of art and making it a dominant focal point. This could be above your couch, fireplace, or bed. This will become the room's focal point and make a big statement. Just be sure that it's something you love because you'll be seeing it every day and it will be a statement piece.


Key Take Away 

People often say that art is the soul of a home. We couldn't agree more! So go ahead and put your personal touch on things by changing your art pieces. You'll be surprised at how much of a difference it can make in making you feel at home. 

At Fossil Blu, we pride ourselves on our luxury sinks that are perfect your home. After you have changed up your art, take a look at revamping your kitchen sink that will compliment your newly decorated space.  We understand how important it is to have a home you love, so come and visit us today to get some ideas about everything and the kitchen sink.