Artwork is one of the best ways of putting your own stamp or mark on an interior and can create interesting effects that can soothe the mind or ignite creativity. There are so many different styles of art, which can make it hard to choose a piece of artwork to fit in with an interior space. With large and small brush strokes, dull and vibrant colours and angular and natural shapes, there are lots of choices to be made when choosing a piece of art. You also need to think about the artworks framing. Will it be a simple canvas or framed with natural wood? These are things you should think about in order to get the best out of the art and its surrounding space.
If you have a large room, you can often get away with multiple pieces of art with a variety of different styles, but if you have a small room you should try and stick with similar styles in order to create consistency and avoid making the room look too cluttered. Light rooms often look best with paintings that have strong colours and smooth, organic lines as this helps create a sense of movement and vibrancy against the lightness of the walls. Angular lines also work, but create more of a dynamic and geometric feel which adds more of a modernistic touch to a room. Darker rooms often look best with lighter artwork as they stand out beautifully well against a dark wall. They also look fantastic with a monotone colour palette as it helps to give the room some real depth.Read more
The style of a particular room also has a strong influence on the artwork you would choose to reinforce the look and feel of the interior design. If you have a very elegant interior, with lots of gold fixtures and fittings, with plush and regal looking furniture, then paintings that resemble the style of 18th century art look wonderful in this environment. If you have a 50′s style room with lots of chrome fittings and red and pale turquoise walls then drawings and illustrations from that era will fit in fantastically well can will even help to reinforce the look you are going for. The more modern style of interior with white walls and minimal furniture is a bit like a blank canvas as you can literally place any style you can think of within that room. You can go for monotone paintings or photographs, vibrant and angular paintings and even pencil drawings framed with golden frames!
There are so many possibilities when it comes to artwork as you can pretty much choose the right kind of style for your needs. Some artwork may look out of place to others, but as art is so subjective, it is all about what you want to create and achieve with your own interior. Have a browse through our examples on this page to give yourself some inspiration and if you want to, create your very own personal artwork!