Decorating With Your Paintings! (Part 2)A weekly collection of fun and creative ways to use your paintings to decorate in homes, apartments or offices!
We all face the same problems after leaving the studio with our brand new painting, where to put it! Now for many of us, the class we chose to attend featured a painting that was either cohesive to our interests or to a color scheme somewhere in our home or office areas. This week we will be matching your home decor to your artwork!
Whether you're already redecorating or considering a change (even a minor one) to your homes decor, consider using a piece of art work to help fuel your drive and inspire you!
Just like artwork can inspire different emotions when looking and analyzing it, so also it can inspire and invoke a feeling in a room when paired with the right accessories and/or wall color.
First, lets discuss major room changes. If you're looking for a significant change to your space like changing furniture and painting but not sure about color schemes or theme, consider finding a piece of decor you really appreciate first. Now I'm not talking about a lamp or a curio or "chachki" of sorts. I'm talking about a semi prominent piece that can be openly displayed like a painting, sculpture or large decorative piece. Using this method, you can create a theme for a room easily and know, with true assurance, that you already have items to pull the decor off. So lets say, for example, you have a beautiful antique floor standing vase in a brushed gold and blue color scheme with white accents. You can pull the blue from the vase (even in a shade lighter or darker) and use that color as a wall color. Pairing this wall color with some brushed gold lamps or even a brushed gold coffee table and/or end table and white sitting furniture, you have created a whole room with just one accent piece!
Room redesigns do not have to be major changes like the example above. A simple color scheme change can come from small bright items strewn about to bring some life to a space. Living in a small apartment, for example, big bold colors are kind of a scary thought. Small spaces and super saturated colors can come off almost circus-esk if not done correctly. Now, because in my building (like in many others) we are not allowed to paint the walls at all, I began to think of other ways to brighten up my home.
In my living room I have added colorful and fun pillows of all shapes and sizes and arranged them playfully on my neutral furniture. Also, I purchased a bold and inviting area rug to cover the floor and floor to ceiling drapery for my window treatments. Side Tip: By making the window treatments long like that it makes your ceilings seem taller and the room much much bigger!! Now where did I find my color inspiration you may ask? Well from a Pinot's Palette painting of course!! I used the painting "Which Path To Choose" (the double canvas partner painting featured above) to inspire my room. The partner paintings work the best on large walls, simply because not only do they take up a bit more space, but also because wide paintings make walls look longer!
So, by using the framing methods described a few weeks ago, and the color pairing in today's post, I was able to create a warm, fun, and inviting space to live and entertain! Hope this post helps fuel your interior decorating fire!!
Cheers and happy painting!