Most of us treat art as an afterthought. It’s what gets dealt with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged, but why? A simple abstract piece can bring your bathroom alive, adding a homey touch to the space. Four important points as to why you shouldn’t leave wall art last on your “to-do” list:
- It Provides An Instant Colour Palette
Colour palette? You mean the endless amount of shades of paint at the local home improvement store? Yes. Before you leave the shop in frustration because “sky is the limit” looks the same as “pale blue, sky blue, and stormy blue”, put down the paint chips and focus on searching for wall art instead.
Your first step is to pick out two or three shades from the wall art that you would like to incorporate into your decor. Choose the dominant colour, as well as a few that you would like to pull out as accents. Then, look for those colours in the items you will use to decorate your space.
- It Creates A Focal Point
One of the most basic principals of interior design is that every room needs a focal point, or a single design element that will instantly draw the eye into the space and give the viewers a sense of what to expect. It goes without saying that a great piece of wall art could easily fulfill this position.
- It Brings A Sense Of Texture
Texture in a painting is the look and feel of the canvas. It is based on the paint, and it’s application, or the addition of materials such as ribbon, metal, wood, lace, leather and sand.
- It Makes The Room Appear Finished
Wall art is that finishing element that can help pull a space together and make it feel complete. Think about some of the less-than-put-together interiors that you’ve seen. You see a beautifully furnished room with bare white walls, odds are that this space feels unfinished. Create balance in the room by adding art on to the white walls.
Now that you have a better understanding as to why art should be prioritized, here’s 23 links to affordable wall art:
1. Gold Palm Leaves $16.00
2. Fig Poster $65.00
3. Praia Piquinia $60.00
4. Dark Minimalist $101.61
5. Citrus on Black $15.00
6. It Was Always You $27.10
7. Vintage Bird $120.00
8. New York $104.10
9. Mt. St. Helens $50.00
10. Mini $35.00
11. Breidalsvik, Iceland $24.00
12. Treviso Radicchio $145.00
13. Citrus Floral $24.00
14. Face Print $33.87
15. La Nageuse $85.00
16. Analogue Fine Art $59.31
17. Sycamore Street Press $9.00
18. City of Angels $30.00
19. The Station $81.29
20. Brooklyn Bridge $379.62
21. Zafrane $79.00
22. Blue Strokes $111.00
23. Bear Gold Foil $20.00
Looking for assistance with purchasing art or how to install your art? Lionsgate Design highly recommends “Art Seek” and “Artstall” as we work closely with both.
Art seek specializes in professional art consultation services to both residential and corporate clients in and around Toronto. You can find them at: http://www.artseek.ca
Artstall specializes in professional art and mirror installation (picture hanging) services to both residential and corporate clients in and around Toronto. You can find them at: http://www.artstall.ca
Do you know of anywhere else to purchase affordable wall art? Share your sources with us in the comments.