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The Buy Frames UK Guide To The Importance Of Art In Interior Design

Posted on Friday 1st May 2020   |   Interior Design

The Buy Frames UK Guide to the Importance of Art in Interior Design

One of the most effective ways to elevate your quality of life and make a significant difference for the better, is to incorporate art. It doesn’t have to be a huge piece of art, of course, because let’s face it not everyone loves huge art that takes up most of your living space. At Frames.co.uk we offer customers the option to buy frames uk we know that even small and subtle pieces of art can mean a lot and help you to look at your surroundings in a different way. 

This is why, we have pulled together this guide to why art is so important in interior design and how you can make the most of it in your home, especially if you use custom frame and mount.  


#1 Art sets you apart from the rest of the world

Let’s get one thing straight from the start – not everyone can afford to have art in their homes or even likes the thought of having art in their home. This means that people who do choose to have art in their home are automatically different from most other people, as their interior will have something in it that other people don’t. So, adding just one piece of art into your home – a framed photograph, a painting or a sculpture – will set you apart from the rest of the crowd. All you have to do is choose a special art piece and you will create a special ambience in your home. 

You could choose artwork based on the colour of furnishings in your rooms, or on the aura you want to create. If your home is of a Victorian style, for example, then you could choose some Victorian art to hang on the walls.  Or, you could go for some classic black and white photos or some beautiful backdrops. 


#2 Art acts as a focal point

Every room needs a focal point – something that will attract the attention of your visitors – and what better way to do this than with a piece of art? Whatever type of art you choose you should make sure it is positioned correctly and adequately emphasised so that whoever steps into your home is instantly amazed by your taste. The use of art in this context isn’t just visually inspiring and attractive, but it is also practical as well. A lot of people have problems decorating their interior and creating a focal point, but having a stunning piece of art in your possession makes this really easy. All you need to do is find an empty wall and showcase your chosen piece of art to the world. 


#3 Art helps to showcase your philosophy of life

Art is amazing for many reasons, not least because it is so versatile. Whatever form of art you choose to display, you will be able to adapt it to your lifestyle and preferred style of interior design and it will reward you by showing your life philosophy to the world. If you want to be seen as contemporary and innovative then you would display modern art pieces such as digital art prints or graphic minimalism. If you have a more traditional view of life then you would showcase a classic Rembrandt or Goya picture instead. In other words, your chosen art showcases more about your life than you realise, so choose carefully.


#4 Art helps to showcase your creative side

Not all of the art that you hang in your home has to be expensive and created by famous artists. Even those people who think of themselves as uncreative can produce memorable pieces of art by themselves. Art can help you to show your creative side and show people that you can handle a camera, some paint or even some clay. It also shows you are unafraid of showing your creative side and living with it in your own familiar surroundings. So why not become an artist yourself and showcase your creations?


#5 Art can add colour and texture to your room

No matter how hard you try and how much money you invest in it, furnishing your home is not an easy task and it can sometimes seem incomplete or unfinished. But a piece of wall art can is going to make it seem complete. Art not only adds colour and texture to a room, but also adds a ton of personality to it as well. The right piece of art can bring your whole scheme together effectively and that is key when it comes to interior design. 


But how do you pick the right artwork for your home and use it to elevate your interior to new heights?


#1 Multiple Print Display

A gallery consisting of multiple prints will not only add a contemporary and stylish flair to your interior but will also act as a key feature within the design. If you select artwork that follows the same style (and potentially the same artist) and display them in a line it will give a gallery effect.


#2 Use colour repetition for clarity

 Using a continuation of colour helps to create a strong impact within a room and add more depth to your design. So, when choosing artwork repeat the same colour tones (they don’t have to be exact, just similar) - the more colours you repeat the more robust the look will be.


#3 Dynamic colour contrast

Establishing a colour contrast between your chosen artwork and the surrounding area is a great way to add a pop of colour to your interior design. You could choose to contrast light or dark colours in the same tones, or hues of a colour (such as green, red, black or white) for example. The more extreme the contrast, the more dominant they will be.


#4 Furniture Display

You probably don’t realise this, but the placement of the furniture surrounding a piece of art is almost as important as the piece of art itself. If you want to really emphasize your chosen piece it should be hung over a bed, bench, sofa or side table. Always think about eye level when hanging art as well, it should always be eye level and not too high.


#5 Statement Pieces

As we have said before, a key principle of interior design is ensuring every room has a focal point. Art is a great way to create this focal point and draw your eye to a particular point in the room. You should take into account the size of your room when selecting your artwork as it must be large enough to make a statement within the room as if it is too small it will be drowned out. 


#6 Calming Colour Balance

Balancing the colours in your interior will help to create a sense of harmony, and establish a calming ambience in your home. This works even better if you continue the colour tones of your art into the surrounding furnishings in equal proportion. 


If you are looking to add some artwork into your home and need frames to measure, then look no further than frames.co.uk.


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