Art in Unconventional Places•
May 30, 2022
Certain bare walls are prime real estate for art – a focal point to tie a space together or a create a backdrop to add mood and drama. We all know which rooms I’m talking about: living rooms, bedrooms, offices, these are your typical spaces that get artful consideration and all our tender, loving, design care.
But there are more spaces in your home than the major rooms. Your hallway, for example, might feel finished with some mood lighting, but why not add a gallery wall or triptych? Something that shows movement and adds dynamism to the space? If you’re not understanding what I’m getting at, let me spell it out for you: every space is an opportunity, and while some are more unconventional than others, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pay them as much attention.
Small or large, every piece has the capacity to pack a lot of punch. That’s what we love about decorating a walk-in closet with an eye-catching piece that either picks up on the tones and colors or adds a little aspiration to your wardrobe. Fashion-oriented, portraiture, or abstract, the art you display should be as expressive as the clothes you wear!
We spend so much time in our kitchens and yet, it’s usually the most under-decorated. Filled with functional design and cabinetry, we forget that there are bare walls just begging to speak! For a kitchen, you could go small but mighty with a pop of color, you can transport to another location, or be ironic with an artistic food display.
Most people will stock their bookshelves with, well, books. Some will venture into small sculptural items or even plants, but why not inject a little life with a piece of art!? Whether you hang it or lean your canvas against the wall stacked on some coffee table books, art is a great way to create space, declutter, and add color.
Bet you didn’t think we’d go there, but a bathroom is hands-down our favorite unconventional space to hang (or lean) art. Get cheeky (pun intended) with an on-the-nose, humorous piece or play with the room and add a ruby ducky. Bathrooms range in size, so why not open the space up with some color or dramatize it with subject matter. Just remember, when you hang art above the toilet, some get to enjoy it more than others…
Garden, patio, yard, we are surrounded by outdoor space, which makes it a perfect environment for art. If you’re hosting an outdoor party, consider decorating your space with art – either on tabletops or propped up against furniture. Art not only adds color and richness to the overall décor, it also adds conversation starters. For more permanent options, you can hang your canvas outdoors, just be sure to clean the wall first and protect the art against the natural elements.
Art is a powerfully warm and inviting tool that can create character, vibe, connection, and drama.
You can lighten a space with a pop of bubble gum or make people laugh with a trusty old box of Wheaties. Whatever it is, we believe that every room has a magical moment waiting to be made.
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