Make art work in your home
NOTHING says ‘my home is complete’ like perfectly positioned and proportional artwork.
While the type of artwork is very much a personal choice, it’s a fabulous way to add colour, texture or pattern to a room that is otherwise lacking.
Consumers tend to obey certain rules with furniture, fixtures and finishes by maintaining a neutral palette and a simplistic approach. This is purely because these larger pieces are significantly costlier to replace, after deciding your pink velvet lounge and stencilled green vinyl floor isn’t ‘me’ any more. Best to leave those sorts of eccentric and erratic decisions for things that are a little easier to change. Like art!
Personally, I like a beautiful blend of wall art, photos, mirrors and rugs – horizontal floor art. I’d love to fill every wall of my home but, while art brings so much joy and beauty to a room, some pieces come with a hefty price tag. Here are some ways you can create beautiful pieces of art without breaking the bank – all of which I have done in my own home.
Occasionally it can be difficult to find artwork that complements your existing furniture and décor, or perhaps you’ve got a particular size space you’d like to fill.
Visit a fabric house or look online for a piece of fabric (or two) that you love. Measure your wall, record the exact measurements for your new artwork and take your fabric to a framer.
Here you can customise your ‘art’ by selecting a gorgeous frame and complementary mat for your fabric. You’ve created a custom piece of art using a frame and fabric that you love, which is proportionally perfect for your wall and it’s cost effective.
I love photos. They provide a completely unique addition to a space and are truly personal. However, I find them visually cluttering and feel like they don’t align with the style of interiors I create.
In our billiard room, I loved the idea of a photo wall, however I also like the option to change frames and photos at will. This is not viable with a typical photo wall as each frame has its designated position based on size, and is installed onto the wall accordingly. Instead, I had custom photo shelves installed, which not only looks neat and tidy, it flows with my Hamptons style interior and it gives me the ability to move photos and décor as I like.
Take an art class and get creative on a rainy Sunday afternoon! Botanical watercolours and lettering are really on trend right now, as are charcoal drawings. If you’re on the Sunshine Coast, Cass Dellar from Cass Dellar Design holds a range of beautiful classes. For more interior design inspiration visit www.designbydanni.com
Custom photo shelving. SHELVE IT
Custom framed fabric to proportionally fit our dining room wall. FRAME A FABRIC