The definition of art simply cannot be expressed in a few words. Art can take virtually any form, be it sounds, pictures, objects or anything else you can imagine. What some people consider to be an art masterpiece may look like something absolutely normal to other people. Therefore, it is pretty difficult to narrow down art to a select few things.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that you should be ashamed of displaying what you consider art inside your home. Quite contrarily, it is actually one of the best ways to express yourself and your feelings to others, and will give any guests or visitors who come to your home a glimpse to your personality. Be it the black and white free images hanging on the wall inside your bedroom, or an expensive oil painting you bought just last week, you should definitely try to display some artwork inside your home.
While this may seem much easier said than done, it can be surprisingly easy, as long as you keep some general guidelines in mind:
• Choose the most visible walls – Any place that is visible and looks empty is a good place to hang some pictures. Try to choose the walls so that anything displayed on them is nicely lit and makes the wall not look empty.
• Be careful about the dimensions – When choosing art, be careful about the size of the art and be sure that it properly fits the wall you are going to hang it on. For example, if you have a vertically long wall, it is a good idea to choose a picture which is also vertically long. Make the wall look filled. In large rooms, such as the living room, it is a good idea to use large, imposing pictures. Do not be afraid to use them just because of their sheer size!
• Colours – When choosing art pieces, remember the importance of matching colours. Bold, vibrant colours are more suited to places that are well lit, like the kitchen, living room and dining room.
• Choosing prints – This is up to you. If you are a nature lover, you will probably seek for images of greenery, animals, forests, etc. On the other hand, you could be a lover of photography, and therefore opt for New York skyline prints. Like history? Then go for prints that have the Colosseum, ruins of Athens or any other historical place you can come up with.
• Do not cover every wall – This is not necessary and is pretty much superfluous. Furthermore, this can also be detrimental to the overall appearance of your house, making it look cluttered. Remember: this is a home, not an art gallery!