Some of the most significant aspects of a room are the artwork and accessories that embellish the walls. This is also why choosing what goes on the walls can be such a difficult decision. Artwork is usually eye-level; it is the first thing we notice when we enter a room and the thing we focus on the most. So, it is important to use pieces that we find pleasing, and place them where they will fit best.
· Accent Artwork is one of the best ways to accent a room, because of its ability to influence the overall feeling of a room. Much like the pillows on your sofa, artwork is essential to accenting your walls. There are many aspects to consider when placing art or accessories: Does the overall color scheme of the room agree with the piece? Is it positioned well in the room? Is it in the right room? A huge bronze mirror may suit your bathroom, but your guests may not appreciate a giant mirror in the dining room reflecting them as they eat.
· Condition, Accessories and artwork are great ways to condition your space, but it is good to plan what the mood you would like your space to embody before you select pieces. Do you want to achieve tranquility… warmth… life? These questions are good things to consider the next time you are in a room with artwork. Does it convey the right mood? Does it embrace the purpose of the space? Color is important here, as well as content. Try brighter accessories to quickly liven up a room, and neutral ones to capture that peacefulness you desire.
· Invigorate – Stagnation causes stress. This is much of the reason why we make career changes… but changes to your home don’t always have to be that drastic! A new piece of artwork, specifically a scenery piece, can easily freshen up your space. Make it something exotic and foreign – perhaps a beautiful sea vista near a small Italian town. A great “view” like this will free up some of the constraints of a space that has become redundant. Need a quick change of perspective? Simply rearranging some of your existing accessories can provide stress relief. Try it – you'll see!
So, make a difference, and have some fun with artwork and accessories in your home.