Adding art in your home is not just an investment but also a classy way of doing up your interiors.
There are two ways. Either the client is a collector themselves and they already have pieces they want to use in the space – which would mean that we work reverse. The space is designed around that particular piece of art. The other way is noting down areas where art would likely be the focal point of the space and start designing the space first. And then look for a piece of art that can blend in well.
One must ensure that the artwork is the correct size and hung at the correct height. Many people go wrong with this. The type of art is a very personal choice but the size and fitting is extremely crucial to get it right.
Art is evergreen and a collection should endure years. It is essential that the artwork resonates with the interiors and the overall personality of the client. If a very minimal home is suddenly introduced to loud overpowering art then it defeats the purpose of the space. It is only important that the art you pick is your true personality and not something that’s currently in “trend”.
Buy something you love. And only if you love it, should it enter your home. If you have good advisors, listen to what they say but at the end of the day, this is yours – you have to decide. I would advise against being an art snob. Just because the artist may not be famous yet, doesn’t mean that the art is not brilliant. You never know whom you may help uncover.
To fuse art in interiors successfully, it is essential to balance the artwork and the design elements. Start by understanding the style and theme of the space and then select art pieces that complement and bring harmony to the overall look.
Consider the artwork’s scale, colour palette, texture, and interiors to create a cohesive and visually striking composition. Experiment with unconventional placement, such as hanging art in unexpected locations or integrating it into functional elements like doors or backsplashes. Incorporate different mediums like photography, mixed media, or digital art to add a contemporary touch. Lastly, remember that art reflects personal taste, so be fearless and allow it to be an integral part of the interior’s narrative, infusing it with innovation, intellect, and emotion.
One does not necessarily need to change the entire interior to accommodate the art, nor should the art be limited by the existing design. Instead, it is a delicate dance of finding a harmonious balance between the two. Sometimes, the art can inspire a change in the interiors, guiding the selection of colours, textures, or furniture that complement and enhance the artwork.
Other times, the interiors can set the stage for the art, providing a neutral backdrop that allows the artwork to shine. It’s about creating a dialogue between the art and the interiors, where they both coexist and elevate each other, resulting in a seamless fusion that is both visually stunning and emotionally enriching.
Look for artwork incorporating modern techniques, exploring innovative concepts, or showcasing a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. Combining a keen eye, research, and an appreciation for what is current, one can build an art collection that reflects evolving aesthetics and becomes a timeless investment.
This can be achieved through visiting galleries, attending art fairs, or exploring online platforms dedicated to art. Open mind and embrace diverse art forms, mediums, and emerging artists.
There are two ways. Either the client is a collector themselves and they already have pieces they want to use in the space – which would mean that we work reverse. The space is designed around that particular piece of art.
Remember current aesthetics are the correct way of going about collecting art. Art is evergreen and a collection should endure years. It is only important that the art you pick is your true personality and not something that’s currently in trend.
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