We’re sure that when you’ve thought about decorating your home or office, you’ve wondered what things to use besides furniture, which is what we usually use to decorate the places where we live and work. Well, you could do art. Artworks are not just cultural items that can be seen, admired, and thought about in museums and galleries.
As we look at the history of art, we can see that before there were museums as we know them today, art collections mainly were displayed on the walls of temples and palaces, where they served religious purposes, showed off power, wealth, and taste, and served as decorations.
When he was Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte asked that the Mona Lisa painting be brought to the Tuileries Palace to decorate his room. He put it at the head of his bed, but some people say he put it in his bathroom.
When you put art in your home or office, you should know that you are also telling a part of your story as a social and unique person.
Since your home or office is decorated to your taste, it will give you a sense of emotional well-being, comfort, and confidence.
Here are some ideas for using art to decorate your space:
- Remember that if you choose to decorate your space with works of art, you and your family will see them every day. Eventually, your friends and guests will also see them.
- Even though it seems obvious, you should choose works that you like and with which you can connect somehow. However, these works should also match the style of your space. For example, if your space is modern, the works you choose should also be trendy.
- Choose a few pieces instead of filling the whole room with a lot of them, making the space feel crowded and suffocated.
- Think about the colors, theme, meaning, and format of the rest of your home or office decorations.
- Combine based on styles, themes, formats, and other ways of expressing yourself visually so as not to create tension but rather a sense of aesthetic harmony in the set of works and the space they are in.
- It’s essential to think about where you will put your artwork. They are usually placed in the hallway, living room, dining room, bedroom, and, why not, the bathroom?