One thing that art does, is bring a space to life.
Art can also tie an interior design scheme together. In our designs at LLD Design, we think about every little detail until we are happy with the final design, because we believe the details of a space is what defines the interior design. Artwork is something that immediately transforms an interior space and often it can be the final touch, once all paint is dried and all furniture is fitted. We understand that it may be hard choosing the right artwork for your home, but it really is important that you get it right. Leila has some different ways that you can use art to transform your home:
1) Gallery Walls
Gallery walls are becoming increasingly popular among home owners and interior designers, and it’s not hard to see why. They are a great way to infuse colour and dimensions into a space, and they are a great way to take up empty space on a large wall. Gallery walls can be family photos (top tip: black and white photos are very effective), but it could also be paintings, drawings, or anything that you may like framed. It is important to keep everything on your gallery wall a similar style and palette, to ensure that nothing looks out of place. The layout is up to you; you may opt for a perfectly symmetrical layout, or a more irregular format. However, whichever layout you choose, we recommend using dark frames as we believe this is the most effective.
2) Colourful, Abstract Prints
Sometimes interior spaces can feel a little dull and lifeless, and all they need is a bit of personality to liven up the space. An excellent way of doing this is introducing colourful and abstract prints into your room. We understand that abstract art may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it something to maybe consider as it can often be a great conversation starter when having guests round. The great thing about abstract art is that it easily ties in with any interior design scheme. There are so many options out there; you will find a piece that fits perfectly with your home.
3) Large Statement Pieces
Another way of transforming a plain room is introducing one or two large, striking pieces of art. Statement pieces work best in larger living areas or spacious foyers, but who’s to say you can’t enjoy a large piece of art in a smaller space. If you are keen to have a large statement piece of art in a space, we recommend choosing the piece first. This will make sure that you really love the piece of art and that you’re not choosing it for the sake of it, and it will also allow you to build your colour scheme and interior style around the art work.
Many people wrongly believe that sculptures can only really be used by brave and experienced art lovers and interior designers, but this is not the case. In fact, sculptures are an excellent way of adding an extra dimension and making the interior space that little bit more intriguing. The thought of using sculptures can be somewhat intimidating, but they don’t need to be gigantic, expensive works of art to make an impact. Sculptures can be put in place instead of lamps or photo frames, it’s really that easy! Small, table-top pieces or wall-sculptures is the best place to start.