Don't make this mistake!
I find to often that artwork is treated like more of an after-thought to just finish off a space, by adding something to the walls. Why is that?, when the right piece of art is one of the first things that catch your eye as soon as you enter a room.
Art is something that you either love, or you hate. Of course, there are the few that fall somewhere in between for one reason or another, but generally people tend to be in either one of these camps.
True, some people don't really care that much about the beauty that can be found in every piece of artwork.
But, remember that art is one piece of the puzzle that will help other's see and appreciate the overall look and feel of your space.
Let's dig in deeper! Here are some benefits of having the right artwork in your space.
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Artwork Helps Set The Mood
Whether a painting moves you because of the brush strokes, the message it represents or having the perfect color pallet. Artwork is an easy and one of the least expensive ways to create the atmosphere you want in your home or office space.
For example, if you want a relaxing atmosphere finding a painting with Blue or Teal colors will help because of their calming effects. If you want more of an energetic atmosphere, Red is the way to go because of its high energy, passion desire effects.
Whatever atmosphere you are interested in you can surely find the perfect piece of art to help you bring that out!
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Artwork can be the topic of all sorts of discussions, ones that can even change your view on things that you were previously set in thinking about.
It is a way for us to interpret things differently about the world – be it through great pieces of art by the greats, or unknown artists who speak to us through piece of abstract art – so that we can see things from their perspective, or at least our interpretation of it.
That is one of the beauty's of art. The artist created the piece with one thing in mind but it can speak to you on a completely different level, and that's OK. One piece of art with several different minds interpreting what the painting says to them can lead to a very interesting conversation.
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It is a way to express your personal style and thoughts on your walls without having to be too loud about it. Artwork is fun, colorful and a great way to start a conversation when company is over.
All of these things seem so trivial but the little things, like adding wall art to your home or office decor can have huge impacts on the look and feel of your space.
So, when looking to buy artwork, don't be intimidated. There is no wrong piece of artwork you can put into your space. If you think it represents your style or is interesting enough to spark some awesome conversations, then it may very well be your perfect piece of art.
All in all, artwork is an act of sharing, be it the artist's thoughts, the viewer's interpretations, or any combination of the two.
It is something that bonds people together and also helps them understand the power of a brush stroke in the right place in the right light.
While you will never see things the same way as someone else, understanding art in all of its cosmetic and interpretive ways can really open your eyes to its power and unique bonding possibilities.