We all want to have a home that is beautiful, a home that shows who we are, how we live and what we love. And nothing does that better than art. Decorating your walls with art pieces that you love or family photos is just part of home design, or at least I feel that way. Here’s how I decorate my home with art so that it shows who I am and what I love. And here are some easy tips to fill your home with art that is beautiful and showcases who you really are.
Do you collect things? Plates, plaques, antlers? They are all art, if you display themcorrectly. I love antlers so I use them in my gallery wall. They match well with my reclaimed wood frames and really showcase my décor vibe. Kris from Driven by Decor used her daughter’s purses to decorate her room. Art doesn’t have to be art in the traditional sense.
Have you ever found a piece of artwork that you love so much that you must have it? Then you should have it. Because you adore it and that shows who you are and your style. I found a piece that I ADORE and I will have it. I just have to save my pennies because it is a huge piece and has a huge price tag to go with it. But I plan to display it over my mantle where everyone can see.
(image from Ballard Designs)
Now, we have all heard the local real estate agent say that too many family photos is no good for selling your home. But why should that translate to when we aren’t selling our house? Who told us that good design is de-personalizing? I say, put up the family pictures. But display them well. Gallery walls are great. Or frame them all the same and make a wall installation out of them. This gallery wall from the gals at Classy Clutter is one of my faves. They mix it all in: family, mirrors, signs, you name it, but it has a theme…. gold frames.
Tastes change and so does our art. Just because you liked something in 2001 doesn’t mean that you still like it now. Or maybe you do, and that is great. But don’t be afraid to change it up. Nail holes in your walls can be patched.
Art doesn’t have to follow a theme. You don’t have to have all horses or everything in black and white. Just use what you love. Keep frames cohesive in the same area. Put like art together in groups. Don’t over complicate it. It’s your home. You should love it!