The Art-Lover’s Quick Guide to Interior Decor

The Art-Lover’s Quick Guide to Interior Decor

Homeowners with a keen nose for good art naturally decorate their interior spaces keeping the possibility and probability of adding some art in the back of their minds. However, even if you want to do up your interiors with custom made designs that are 100% original, chances are a certain style will begin to emerge. Even if the design you have in mind is indeed completely original, nobody can ever really claim it to be 100% new and original because you must have seen elements of it somewhere in order for you to decide or discover that it is indeed to your taste — that and the fact that generally a style classification will begin to emerge, either way.

If someone looks in on how you did up your interiors, they’ll either classify it as contemporary, maybe, classic, chic, new-age, modern, ultra-modern, etc, but either way, it will fall under some sort of style classification category. That doesn’t mean your interior space can never be original however because you can make it original by adding your own DNA and signature to it. One of the ways through which to do this is via your art collection, which takes us right back to the conundrum art collectors seem to have when decorating their interiors while trying to leave room for the addition of all the artworks they’ll naturally be collecting in the future. It’s an art in itself, but it can definitely be done.

Think of the Artworks as the Cherry on Top

The conundrum presents itself rather strongly throughout all interior spaces, whether you’re doing up your fitted bathroom, your kitchen or even the passage, you don’t want to do it up too much in terms of the decor that when you introduce a piece of art it makes it all look cluttered, while on the other hand you don’t want to under-decorate to the point that one can obviously see that what’s happening is essentially a work-in-progress.

Okay, it’s not as simple as it looks if you’re not aware of the geometric or mathematical factor which needs to be applied, otherwise all you have to do is take a leaf out of the books of galleries. If you visit an art gallery, you’ll perhaps marvel at the fact that it never looks like it’s missing any pieces of art when there are obviously less pieces to display than what you’ve witnessed before. Simple mathematics is at play here.

What they do is divide the spaces up equally, give or take a few inches (you don’t have to whip out a tape-measure and measure out the distances accurately to the nearest hundredth of a millimetre). So if you have a wall on which you’d like to put up a painting in future, for now in order not to make it look like it’s kept bare for a future art-piece, just perhaps put a table with a vase and flowers or some or other ornament right in the middle of the other objects on either side of that placement. When the perfect artwork comes, divide that space up further into two and it’ll never appear as if something was added, but the artwork that was indeed added will just function as the cherry on top.