Interior Design and Art

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Wall Art is the Color Palette

Choosing the 'right' color can be one of the hardest decorating decisions you'll have to make. It can be difficult to narrow down the possibilities into the colors that best fit your vision for the room.

An easier approach might be, leave the paint chips behind, and focus on choosing some wall art instead. Once you find a painting or wall hanging that you absolutely love, you can use that piece as the inspiration for your room’s eventual color palette.

At SamsOriginalArt, we make it easy for you. If you are unsure what will look best on your wall, try our free super imposition service. Just email us a picture of your wall-space, and we'll send you a few ideas showing you exactly how some of your favorite choices will look in your own home or office.

Wall Art provides a Focal Point

One of the basic principals of interior design is to provide a focal point. That is, a single design element that will instantly draw the viewer into the space. Wall art can often be the perfect solution to this common decorating dilemma.

When choosing a painting, for example, the first consideration will be size. If too small, the artwork will get dwarfed by the surrounding furniture. If too big, it can look unbalanced and 'out of place'. It's always best to take measurements of your wall space, so you know how much room you have at your disposal.

A Sense Of Texture

Instead of paintings or prints, you could consider sculptures pieces, to add a sense of depth to the room. Or, if your taste leans more toward the avant garde, a mixed media piece could provide an intriguing solution.

Texture can add visual weight to your interior space, and give the room a certain 'feel'. Rough textures are more likely to make a space feel intimate and grounded, while smooth textures impart a sleeker, and more aloof, tone to the room.

Art is the 'Finishing Touch'

Wall art is the element that can pull a space together, and make it feel complete. It's that extra little touch that can take your space from simply looking functional, to appearing as if it should grace the pages of an interior design magazine.

The key is to find a piece of art fits in with the decorating style you’ve already chosen for the room. After that, it’s all about choosing a piece that you love and will be happy seeing in your space for many years to come!

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