When it comes to decorating your home sometimes it’s easy to fall into a bit of a rut. Maybe you’ve already painted your room a few times or rearranged the furniture and you just are out of ideas on how to make your space feel fresh and new. That’s when something like adding something new can really help you out.
There are a lot of things you can add to your room to make it feel fresh. You could certainly go with adding a new area rug or lamp to see how that feels. Another great option that people sometimes overlook is adding some fine art pieces to your room to spice things up. Buying fine art can be a little intimidating sometimes but it can be worth it to freshen up your home.
If you aren’t sure how to decorate using fine art that’s okay. There are a lot of great ways to use fine art pieces to make your home look great. Sometimes it just takes a little research to figure out what ideas will work for you. With that in mind, here are five awesome ideas to spice up your room with fine art.
1. Shop Around Until You Find What You Love
Fine art doesn’t have to be one specific style or look to qualify as a fine art piece to freshen up your room’s look. Sometimes people get stuck on the words “fine art” and think they have to look for a painting they ultimately will find stuffy or boring. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
When you’re shopping for your fine art remember that art should make you feel something. It should be something you love to see. This is going to be hanging up in your house and you’re going to be seeing it on a daily basis. If it’s not exciting for you to look at, keep shopping. You need to find what makes you happy when you see it.
Finding what you love could take a little bit of time, but it will be worth it when you see how great your room looks. If you need a little direction on what to look for, you can check out sites like Pinterest for some inspiration. You can see what others have pinned and find what you’re drawn to so you have more direction while you search for the fine art that will make you happy.
2. Frame It Up Nicely
Finding the right artwork for your home takes time and effort. One thing you’ll want to make sure you don’t do is ruin all of your hard work by skimping on the frame for your fine art piece. Take the time to find a good frame and make sure it goes well with the art piece itself. Look at the frame’s overall color, style, and feel to make sure it all works.
If you choose a smaller print you can also have the piece matted as well as framed to give it a little extra pop on your wall. The mat will add some depth and intrigue to the piece without changing anything about a piece of art you’ve already fallen in love with.
Frames are sometimes a little hard to find unless you want something very generic. If you can’t find anything in a normal retail store consider looking elsewhere. Antique stores, thrift shops, or even online on sites like Craigslist are all great options for finding frames with a little more personality and flair.
3. Know How To Hang Your Fine Art Piece
Sometimes the mistake that people make when they finally hang a fine art piece in their home for the first time is not knowing how to hang the piece well. If you aren’t sure where to hang the art piece you’ve just purchased take a look at your room as a whole. Try to think about where the artwork makes the most sense and build on that idea.
Remember that you don’t want to hang anything too high. Aim for eye-level or even a little lower than that. If you overshoot and hang your new art piece too high it won’t have the same effect and may not decorate or transform your room in the way you’re hoping it will.
If all else fails have several others weigh in on where you should hang something before you make a final decision.
4. Consider Making A Gallery Wall
In some cases the old saying “less is more” is true, but sometimes you can go with a “more is more” approach when it comes to decorating your room with fine art. If you want to go small you can make a gallery wall by hanging many art pieces together on the same wall. The idea is to make a cohesive look out of many different individual pieces.
You can hang the art pieces at different levels and use a variety of frame shapes and types, or you can take a more grid-like approach. If you go with the grid option you’ll want to make sure every piece is framed in the same frame and they are all the same size. It will take a little more planning and effort but the final look is very polished and can add a lot to your room.
5. Don’t Get Too Rigid
Your art piece is already expressing your personal style preferences. Don’t let yourself get caught up in too many “rules” about how to display something. If you love a certain frame but someone else tells you it’s not the right one, don’t be afraid to go with what you love instead of listening to someone else.
Shaking things up is the whole reason you’re using fine art to spice up your room. Once you’ve figured out what you’re going to display don’t let yourself be limited by opinions of others. Remember this is for you and your own home. Don’t be afraid to continue the enjoyment of your art piece into how it’s displayed in your room. Don’t get too rigid. Enjoy the entire process.
Spicing up your room with some fine art is entirely possible. Use these ideas to make owning fine art and displaying it in your home more accessible than you may have previously imagined it to be. Enjoy the process of finding the art you love and display it with pride. It will be a great addition to your room for years to come.
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