Art is to the eyes what music is to the ears. It helps us to see things from another perspective and cuts across time, ethnicity, cultural and social barriers. It can inspire, bring us joy and the pieces we choose allow us to express our own styles and tastes. So why wouldn’t you have it in the home? Here are some of the reasons why it’s so important.
Showcases Your Style and Personality
Art is such a personal thing, and when you display a piece in your home, you make a statement about yourself without saying a word. Look at different styles and mediums from pictures to sculptures. it could be anything from a beautiful photograph to a painted canvas, to glass art such as these on www.silkhighway.com. Scour through lots of different pieces until you find one you’re particularly drawn to or invokes some kind of emotional response in you. If you can’t decide on just one piece, how about displaying a gallery wall? That way you can display a variety of different pieces, plus buying inexpensive prints and frames is good if you’re on a budget. If you can, saving up and investing in at least one good piece too is worthwhile.
Inspires You and Improves Mood
Art can have an effect on our mood. Brain scans from research such as www.smithsonianmag.com have shown just how powerful of an impact it can have. Plus certain colors can evoke different emotions in the brain, so this element alone is something worth noting. Art can also inspire you and make you more productive. There are an increasing amount of companies using art in their offices for this reason, and it’s something you can take advantage of in your home office. If your working space is currently quite cold and clinical, homely touches can really make a difference. As well as art, fresh flowers and living plants have also been shown to be helpful in working environments. Give your home office a makeover, being sure to include these kinds of touches. Not only will it look better but you’ll probably benefit from increased productivity too!
Completes Your Home Decor
On top of everything else, art is of course important from a home styling point of view too. It looks nice in your home, and dresses it up bringing in a sense of homeliness. If you have a particular style or theme you’re going for, art can help to bring it all together too. Whether it’s big or small, one statement piece or a variety of smaller ones- art is a fantastic addition to just about any room in your home. Even very minimal homes can benefit from a piece of art or a gallery wall, to take away that starkness you can sometimes experience. If you feel like you’re missing something, it might just be this.
Do you own any artwork that’s special to you? How much thought have you given to choosing art in your home?