When we think of decorating our home we only have to think about what pleases our eye and that of our family. Anybody else who visits will need to go through the process of becoming sold on what our tastes are. It does not have to cost a fortune to achieve our taste either, it all depends on how artistic or imaginative we are. Recycling and upscaling will help the environment as much as it keeps down costs.
So then, what kind of art should we consider for our home? Wall Art springs to mind straight away. Then we shall lead on to talking about a form of three-dimensional art.
When we think about Wall Art, we are thinking about what to do with a plain and boring patch of wall that does nothing for us, except presents us with a certain colour that never seems to reflect our mood at that time. It is hard to see how a certain colour is going to change everything. I mean, bright colours such as reds, yellows, oranges, and pinks, are supposed to be happy colours yet we are still not happy with our wall. Blue and green are supposed to be calming colours yet why are meal times so stressful when it is green that adorns our kitchen and dining room walls? Red is supposed to represent passion but by the time we make it to our red-walled bedroom, our partner has lost interest and just falls asleep.
A solution might be to invest in some budget artwork from a DIY store to inspire us, or you may decide to visit places like nichecanvas that have a wide variety of wall art selections that will undoubtedly spice up any room you decide to hang them in. Create some memories to relive. You can obtain large and pleasing pictures for no more money than a frame might cost in a gift shop. That is not to say that the gift shop might not have a piece of art for our wall, too. It might be something realistic or something abstract. It does not matter as long as it pleases the eye and fits in with our existing colour scheme that will remain around it.
You might even want to try painting your own art directly on the wall. It can be something simple like wall decals, or it could be detailed like a mural. Your wall could be a perfect inspiration for you to explore your passion for art. Alternatively, a colourful neon sign in the shape of an animal or cartoon character from www.neonfilter.com or a similar site can help to brighten up a wall, quite literally.
How about sculptures for some free-standing art? These can be large or small and often resemble the human form. They can be for indoors or out and by a famous artist if we have the budget.
There is nothing like adding some three-dimension into your home environment. Sculptures are as tactile as they are visual. You can go for stone, ceramics, or metals such as bronze. To be classed as a sculpture it just has to have height, width, and depth.
Many consider French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) as the father of modern sculpture. He received traditional schooling and would take a craftsman approach to his art. He had a unique ability when it came to modeling clay. There is some controversy surrounding him, not that art is not controversial anyway, in that he was suspected of cheating by casting a live model for his sculpture The Age of Bronze. That was because it was so realistic. Nevertheless, it is Rodin from which many modern sculptors gain their inspiration, and it is the work of these modern artists that you can find in shops and stores to brighten up your home and prove to be a talking point.
How Can Art Help Us?
Art can help us in many different ways beyond being something pleasing to look at that forms a part of our décor. A handmade piece of art, such as t-shirt blankets, can evoke a feeling or memory. A seascape, for instance, might remind us of a beach holiday. So, this will create a feeling of happiness as we think about it. This can mean that a piece of art is capable of turning a bad or sad day into one that is happier. Art can be a comforter in that way. It can help us remember things and so inspire us to do more with our life to create new memories.
When inviting guests into your home, even if your art is not to their taste, you can create such a story about a piece of artwork that you are bound to have everyone falling in love with it for its pure symbolism. However, it is the look that is likely to draw you to the art in the first place.
In summing up, we can only add that art is everywhere and our task is to match up the art with our home so that our art and our heart are in it.