Like fashion and food, how to choose art for your home comes down to personal taste. However, what you like and what will suit your home doesn’t always result in a harmonious juxtaposition of ideas. In this article we hope to explore some of the genres of artwork best suited to your style of interior design.
Modern & Contemporary
If your interior features crisp straight lines, simple solid colours and plenty of space you should look for contemporary pieces, which demonstrate similar attributes. Strong geometric shapes and bold colours are ideal if you are going for an attention-grabbing piece, or if you are looking for something less striking why not try something that has simple line work in one or two neutral colours housed in a solid frame of a similar tone.
Traditional Style Landscapes & Oil Paintings
If your home sports more of a comfortable, classic feel - think Chesterfield sofas and warm open log fires - then traditional landscapes or oil paintings of earthy objects will be best suited to your interior. The warm rich tones of the oil paints will lend themselves well to the ambiance of your home whilst landscapes will evoke feelings of joy and happiness, especially if they depict somewhere dear to your heart.
Coastal Seascapes & Vivid Blues
If you live by the sea there is no doubt that in some, if not all, aspects of your home this will be reflected. There will be blues and greens, soft hessian browns and crisp clean whites. The original art you buy should complement this theme. Seascapes in vivid blues or harbour scenes in tonal browns and rustic burnt reds will look incredible as boxed canvases or framed in simple raw wooden frames.