Trend Alert: Abstract Art in Interior Design.
Lately, I have seen abstract art everywhere in interior design. I personally love a statement piece of art in a home. I am a big fan of collecting art. Art that means something to you and art that speaks to you.
I am an art lover and actually have a Masters degree in Arts Administration. I think a painting is a great starting point when you are designing a space. The colors, textures, and shapes can inspire an entire room. On the flip side, art can also be the perfect finishing touch.
Wall art is an easy way to brighten up your home whether you rent or own.
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There are typically two schools of thought on art in interior design.
Art for Art’s Sake
Art for art’s sake, as the saying goes. Art should stand on it’s own, has it’s own value and represents itself as an element in the room.
Need an art history refresher? The idea has ancient roots, but the phrase first emerged in 19th century France. It teaches that judgements of aesthetic value should not be confused with those proper to other spheres of life. Again, art has its own value and should be judged apart from any themes which it might touch on, such as morality, religion, history, or politics.
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Art should reflect it’s surroundings.
The other way of thinking is that art should harmonize with it’s surroundings and create a cohesive living environment.
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There is no right or wrong in this scenario, it’s simply a taste preference.
My personal preference is a happy medium in between the two. I love a piece of art that stands alone and has it’s own value but also blends with the design of a room.
For those of you that have an artistic flair, Live Love DIY has a tutorial on how to create gold leaf abstract art.
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What kind of art do you have in your home?