We often overlook this critical element in any space – and yet it has the potential to inspire everything – yes – ART!
As we make our way down the TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO JOIN US IN CLASS, #6 is all about CHOOSING ART THAT SPEAKS TO YOUR SOUL. In our INTERIOR DESIGN CLASSES we’ll be learning how to use art as our HERO pieces and to inspire COLOUR PALETTES.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
Just like beauty… what you decide is great art really is in the eye of the beholder. ART IS INSPIRATIONAL AND ASPIRATIONAL and speaks to our very souls. Our preferences in art tell the world so much about ourselves – SO MAKE SURE WHAT YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR HOME TELLS YOUR STORY!
We can use art in several ways throughout our home, let’s start with INSPIRATION FOR A COLOUR PALETTE.
COLOUR THEORY can get quite complex and a little like being back in science class. By selecting a piece of art that you love it’s doing alot of the work for you. Based on the rule of 70,20,10 – you can identify your main body colour and pick out a few accents. The Dining Room image above illustrates how the soft pastels in the artwork can be carried through onto the walls, using lavendar as the main body colour, and accents in the chairs and floor rug – turqoise and light blue. Basically – an Analogous colour scheme. Beautiful!
We can also use art as the “HERO” piece, the focal point of a room. These pieces stand alone and are intended to grab the attention – not blend in. As pictured in this Dining Room, the interior decor is largely white making the primary red stand out further. The minor colour accents in the room are selected to work with and frame the focal point.
When selecting your artwork, it doesn’t need to cost alot of $$$. What’s important is that you LOVE IT! And don’t leave it till last and select art that “matches” your home – find these personal treasures early and use them as inspiration.
See you soon! Linda