Contemporary Art in Home Interior Design
Home interior design is a subject near and dear to many people’s hearts, just as their homes are. These beautiful homes are often filled with paintings, ceramics, bronze sculptures, blown glass and many other forms of contemporary art. These sorts of items sometimes act as an inspiration for the way the whole house is decorated. Sometimes they just act as a point of interest.
Modern home interior designs tend to be perfect for displaying many types of art because they are often minimal and open. This leaves lots of room for displaying nice pieces of all sorts of art. When it comes to what to actually put in these spaces, there are a few important factors to consider. One of the most important of these is to really pay attention to the types of pieces that move you emotionally. You are the one that has to look at whatever you put in that special place, so be certain you love it. If you are working with rooms that already have much of the decor in place, you will want to find art pieces that are complimentary to whatever colors, shapes, or themes are already in play. Because contemporary art is so varied, you have lots of options, and that’s a good thing.
Many people wonder how best to display art in their home interior design plan. Thankfully, it really isn’t that complicated. Let’s say you find just the perfect abstract painting. You bring it home with the intention of placing it on a wall. You find just the right spot and hang it on the wall. Your significant other comes home later that day, sees the new art piece hanging there and says, “why did you hang that there?” Great, you thought you had situated it just right only to find out that, while it looked perfectly placed to you, it was entirely inappropriate to someone else. Such is life. You agree to move it and situate it elsewhere. After a few days of leaving it propped up on the mantle you find that it is just perfect there. All are happy and disaster averted.
Objects like bronze figures, vases, turned wood objects, sculptures or other types of contemporary art are equally easy to display. For most pieces, these can be successfully displayed on a shelf or table, up on a mantle or ledge, or even on the floor. Size will often determine the best way to go for much of your home interior design decisions. If, for example, you acquire a large animal sculpture, it may be impractical to place it on a lifted surface. It will have much more dramatic effect left on the floor. I have a friend who has a large tiger sculpture that greets you when you first enter his home. This always gets my attention and makes me feel like I better keep an eye on it. Wouldn’t want to get bit when I least expect it!
Contemporary homes deserve to be adorned with contemporary art. Thankfully, objects for home interior design can be found in wonderful galleries across the country. Go in, meet the curator, look around, and discover what wonderful treasures might be added to your home interior design.