Art in the interior and how to choose correctly
- November 12, 2018
- art, Interior design, Styling
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ART IN THE INTERIOR (PART 1.) : HOW TO CHOOSE CORRECTLY?
Our view on art and interior design
Interior art is more than just decoration. Art gives an interior an original personality and is therefore an essential part of a complex interior design. As interior designers, we see art as a great medium for “storytelling” in any space. And we also believe it has the power to enhance or completely spoil the impression the interior designer is trying to create. Therefore, the most important question in this context remains – how to choose the right art for your interior?
Art as a personal investment
From the perspective of an interior architect, we see art as a type of personal investment for the client. Strategically placed art indoors represents one of the most valuable sources of brainfood, the so-called. “food for the brain”. Through art we can regenerate emotionally faster, innovate more effectively and think more creatively. Among other things, it creates an inexhaustible space for relaxation and escape into the world without external pressure and constraints. Therefore, art can also be seen as an investment that benefits not only the aesthetics of the interior but also the mental well-being of the observer. As a bonus, original art also falls into the category of objects that gain material value over time. Therefore, the right selection and purchase of art is one of the best investments from a financial point of view.
How to properly select and place art in the interior
Choosing a work of art is a very personal matter for every art lover. In this context, it is most important to be fully aware of the freedom of choice and the priority of human intuition. Although, as interior designers, we often advise our clients on the right selection, the final decision on art always has to be made by the other party.
Whatever you decide with your choice of art, the art in your interior should always embody what you have a relationship with. What really counts is the type of energy and feelings that a given artwork can evoke in you. When the opportunity arises, we try to come up with something unconventional, which in many cases the client wouldn’t even consider in the first place.
Therefore, the client’s personality and the specific goals of the project always come first in the art selection process. However, an equally important factor is the visual charge that we try to convey through design. Last but not least, the budget allocated for the art objects in the interior is also crucial.
To tune or not to tune?
Among other things, we consider the artistic style, colour palette, composition and proportions of the work when making a particular selection. When doing this, it is important to remember one basic rule; the artwork does not have to “match” the interior design. This is especially true if there are already enough different colours in the interior itself. Art matching these tones could fight for attention with other interior elements and sometimes disappear completely in this chaos of colours.
The answer is choosing art that can surprise and take your interior design to the next level. The effect of a perfect match is therefore often overestimated in interior design. Much more important is the combination of colours and shapes that complement each other and do not interfere with each other’s individual presentation space.
Sources of art
We like to work with original art that we take directly from the artists or from galleries that are in our network of partners. However, we do individual research for each project, including the source of the art. In this context, social media is an increasingly powerful tool for discovering new artists and artistic inspirations.
There are many ways to improve the look of your interior through art. In the next part of this series of articles on art, we will reveal some tips on the placement of art objects and interior styling.
With love for art,