How To Integrate Artworks Into Your Home

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Artworks deserve to be positioned in such a way, inside your home, that they will become the center of attention. When you invest money into an artist work, it is certainly not to hide it in the cellar. Yet sometimes, it can be tricky to integrate them the right way, into our environment. Here are a few tips that will help.

Look for the Focal Point in the Room

If you want to provide a position that will make the artwork stand out, you need to look for the focal point in the room. It can be created by different elements. Natural light can be an important factor. If a wall never gets any sunshine, you need to avoid it. The position can also have to do with the entry door to the room. If the artwork is right in front of you, as you walk in, you are bound to notice it and appreciate its beauty. Take the time it needs to find that focal point, before you position your work of art. 

Adapt the Colours of the Room to the Painting

If you want the room to look natural, and to provide a peaceful sensation, you need to worry about the colours found in it, as well as the ones that will be found on the painting that you will place on one of its walls. If you don't want to repaint and/or redecorate the room, then you can discover the paintings online store that will help you find the one adapted to the environment, without having to change anything. A wrong mix of colours can destroy the aspect of a room and remove the power of the painting, as well.

Create a Mini Museum 

One of the best ways to provide the right visibility to works of art, is to buy a few pieces from one artist and display them all in one single room. It creates the sensation of walking into a small museum. This way, you are sure that people will get interested in the works and ask you questions about them and the artist that painted them. 

Use Your Office for Valuable Pieces

If you work from home or have an office there, you should devote the focal space to a work of art of high value. The goal is for people visiting you to correlate the importance of the work of art on your wall, to the high value of the work you do. It enhances your quality and provides immediately a sense of trust to the person that will take a seat in front of you.

Use a Small Room for a Large Work of Art

There is nothing more impressive than to walk into a small room and find yourself in front of an artwork that takes up a large part on one of the walls. It changes the space completely, making the work of art the owner of the room and anyone walking in, the intruder. That is the best way to let a work of art show all the power of the sentiments that were inserted into it, by the artist that created it.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.