Few decorative elements do for space what art can do for a space. The art on the wall says something about the person living in the space. Art adds warmth and atmosphere, and in some cases, carefully curated art on the walls even makes sales, very lucrative ones at that.
It’s a secret that few outside the art world know about. If you’re considering an art purchase, here are four reasons why so many homeowners (and business professionals) turn to art when they want to create a dramatic space.
1. Art on the wall can sell a property
These days, the housing market belongs to the sellers. It’s no exaggeration to say that home sellers have proliferated in recent years. For them, a big question arises: “How do I get the attention of home buyers when so many other homes sit on the market?”
Enter fine art. Currently, many real estate developers and agents, who deal with high-end properties, use art as their not-so-secret sales weapon. For them, it means the difference between selling a million-dollar property and not selling it.
But the sales lesson applies to properties that don’t have a million-dollar price tag, too. According to Architectural Digest, homes and other properties that feature fine art on the wall send a message to buyers. Hanging art on the wall suggests that the builders have paid attention to detail and have executed their vision with forethought and care.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, consider the impact that fine art might have on the sale of your property.
2. It provides a focal point
Every room requires a visual focal point, a place where the eyes can rest and regroup. Often, an architect or home designer creates a natural focal point in a room, like a fireplace. However, not all rooms have a fireplace or some other kind of natural feature. What should a homeowner do then?
Again, art comes to the rescue. Consider large abstract wall art as an example. By its nature, most abstract wall art uses visual elements like colors, shape, and texture to capture attention and convey mood. Given that the focal point represents a room’s attention point, it makes sense to feature art-as-a-focal point here.
If you have a room that lacks a strong focal point, hanging art on the wall will transform the room by creating a focal point.
3. It sets the mood
Each room in the home has its own sense of character. Myriad visual elements reinforce the visual and emotional character of the room.
Art’s emotive nature makes a big impact on a room. Livelier rooms, like your den, do well with a fun abstract or Pop Art print of Superman. Quieter rooms, like your yoga or healing room, convey a sense of calm if a soft Impressionistic or nature scene is hung on the wall.
When you’re setting up a space, it’s important to consider the emotional impact that the room will have.
4. It keeps memories
Many times, the art that hangs in a room comes with sentimental ties. An heirloom painting or a gallery of black and white photographs of the grandkids serve as reminders of love, past and present.
While art definitely brings monetary value with it in some cases, it is, at its heart, meant to convey something deeper. People turn to art to express the feelings that words alone can’t express.
In this instance, it changes the feel of space because it brings love into it. Art for this purpose starts conversations among friends and invites conversations about things long past. This may be the best, most dramatic reason of all for you to hang art.
Final thoughts on how art dramatically changes a space
Art transforms your home in dramatic ways. It creates a room’s focal point and even facilitates the sale of a property in some cases. It also informs a room’s mood, creating warmth and comfort or a sense of liveliness and fun! Best of all, the right art functions like a scrapbook. It keeps your memories in front of you, where you and your loved ones can enjoy them for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
1. What kind of paintings are good for home?
There is no one definitive answer to this question, as the type of painting that is best suited for home decoration will vary depending on the individual’s personal preferences and tastes. However, a few types of paintings that are often popular choices for home decoration include landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, and traditional portraits.
2. Where should art be placed in a house?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the individual and their personal preferences. However, some factors that should be considered include the size of the space, the style of the house, and the artwork itself.
If the space is small, then it may be worth considering placing art on the walls or ceilings
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