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Finding the Right Artwork for Your Home

Home is where the heart is, but, that doesn’t always mean that we put enough effort into making our house feel like home. This is especially true if you’ve just moved into a new space and have yet to find anything that will help to tie all of your décor together. While it’s completely possible to live in a home or apartment without bare walls, artwork can help to liven up any space and to tie in each element in the room. But, finding the right artwork for your home can be a daunting task.

But, there are a few things to think of when you’re trying to find the right art to help decorate the walls in your home.

Look at art.

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It may be easier to just pick up anything from the store and call it a day, but you may not be happy with it a day, week, or month down the line. You should take some time in researching what artwork is available in your area or online for you to purchase. If you still aren’t sure about what to purchase, think about which styles seem to speak to you the most so you have a direction to move in when you’re ready to buy.

Pick the size.

Make sure you’re selecting sizes that are appropriate for the space. You want to make sure you are giving your art some room to breathe, ensure that you have some breaks between the art you hang and the color on your walls. You can create some visual interest by selecting a few paintings that tie into one another through theme and color and hanging them together in a staggered on the wall.

Consider color.

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Make sure you’re really thinking about the colors in the painting especially if you already have your other décor picked out. Pick artwork that harmonizes with your color pallet well, try not to go overboard with the color pallet as it can create a confusing or chaotic look in the room.

If you’re going to decorate around a painting, try to envision the accessories you can use to pull everything together from the painting. Pick one or two main colors from the painting as your accent colors for the room.

Keep it level.

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If you haven’t hung art before, you will quickly learn just how easy it is to make the frame askew when you didn’t mean to. This is especially true if the frame has more than a single hanger on the back. If you don’t have a level, you may want to invest in a laser level, or, you can scan in the back of the frame on your scanner and print out a true-to-size template that you can use to hang the artwork with a traditional level.

 

Some things to keep in mind when you’re searching for the perfect art for your home are:

 

  1. Keep an open mind and look at as many art styles as possible to see which suits your personal tastes.
  2. Keep your art framed or well cleaned to preserve the integrity of your room’s focal point.
  3. Choose high resolution images.
  4. Try to pull only a couple of colors from the painting to use as accent colors. Too many can create confusion or a sloppy appearance.
  5. Consider your wall color before purchasing art.
  6. Use the art to brighten up any space and use it in tandem with family photographs.
  7. Keep a theme throughout the house or split up between rooms.
  8. Art can create a mood for the space. Different color pallets will create different moods.
  9. Try to keep artwork light and airy in small spaces to open up the room.
  10. Dark colors may make the room appear to be smaller.
  11. Pick appropriate subject matter to your own personal tastes.

 

 

 

About the Author

 

Hi I’m Riley – Wife, Mother & Fashion Trend Blogger at RebelsMarket. I enjoy writing about lifestyle, art and travel adventures. When not writing you can find me working on my fruit garden or walking my dog at wee hours of the night.

Back From Tokyo

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We just got back from Tokyo, Japan yesterday morning and I still feel like I am in Japan. We all loved the place. We are already thinking of our 2nd trip to Japan and hopefully, by early next year when the weather is still cool and breezy.

We enjoyed this short but fun-filled vacation. We haven’t been to places lately except for New York so the trip to Tokyo is refreshing and exciting.

My daughter really had fun. We got tired walking around though, but that’s normal. I even lost 1.5 kgs from continuous walking from morning until evening. Now I don’t wonder why the Japanese are slender people. They are always on the go and they don’t mind walking long stretches to get to the train station. Aside from the rigorous walking stints, the food is amazing. I find the food bland which is what I prefer and their green tea is nice.

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I said I will not shop but I ended up buying so many cute or kawaii stuff for my daughter and myself. Even the hubby joined the wagon by purchasing a Voltes V action figure for his collection.

I don’t even want to know how much I have spent on this trip. You don’t put a price tag on family time and fun!

Greetings from Tokyo!

Ohayo Gozaimasu!

We finally arrived at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) last night at 11.33 p.m. We spent the night there so we didn’t have to book another hotel. Save money!

The weather is not bitter cold, yet! But it’s really something that bites your face when you walk outside. Well, I must say, I’m very impressed with how organized and systematic Japanese people are. The place is clean and the people are courteous. So far, those are the most outstanding stuff I have noticed the moment we spoke to some Japanese.

Such a lovely place and to think, we’ve only been in one place yet – Urayasu. Tomorrow, we head to Shinjuku and begin our adventures there.

Walking Around Manhattan

We’ve been to Manhattan several times already but it still has that charm and appeal every time we visit. This time, my mom-in-law is with us so it was nice visiting Times Square with her as she was not able to visit Manhattan thoroughly the first time she visited New York City around 7 years ago.

Walking around in the cold NY spring weather is really a challenge. I keep taking tab of my mom-in-law who is still strong and mighty for a 74-year old woman. She can keep up the pace like any young adults but we need to take into consideration that it is really difficult to walk around the cold, biting and even freezing weather.

Tomorrow, I hope the weather will be accommodating as we plan to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. We are looking forward to see the beautiful plants and blooms of spring.

Spring Break Vacation

We will be travelling to NYC this end of March for our spring break. I am still excited like a giddy goat because I love NYC. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. Aside from that, my daughter has not seen the cherry blossoms in bloom yet so it will be nice to take her to Brooklyn Botanical Garden or in Central Park to see the beautiful flowers. Also, my mom-in-law will be coming with us so we will be taking her around Manhattan.

What is exciting about this spring break is our side trip to Niagara Falls (US side). We will be staying there for 2 nights to enjoy the scenery and nearby outlet malls. So, our itinerary is quite tight and I will need more SD cards for pictures and some spare batteries for the camera. I will buy aaa rechargeable batteries here before we leave so I don’t miss out taking picture of the beautiful flowers and nature in spring time. I also hope the weather disturbance in East Coast clears up soon or else, I am not sure if the flowers will even be in bloom by the time we get there.

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