Inspired ideas to help make your home or office warmer and more inviting.
In this informative article Andrea Bogart, founder and CEO of Embrace Creatives, and an art + design matchmaker shares with us excerpts from her recent blog post.
Embrace Creatives is an online art + design showroom and as such we KNOW that blank areas, or as we artists call say, “negative space” is welcoming at times. However, too much negative space by the way of empty walls will make your room feel bland, blah and “yawn”, lacking.
As a fine art matchmaker we always think of artwork first but there are other creative ways to fill that big empty wall! Try shelves, decorative hooks at various spots, a large creative piece or structure, of course a gallery wall, or mural. For greater detail and where to buy, continue reading.
Hooks aren’t for every room style but they’re a fun way to add depth and spice up a blank wall. You can use a strip with hooks for a more linear, geometric feel or single hooks spaced around the wall to cover a large area and keep your negative space intact.
Where to buy;
PONTO round Wall Hooks: West Elm
WOOK wall hook: Blue Dot
Declan, 5 Row Hook: Pottery Barn
HOUSE YOUR VERY OWN GALLERY (WALL)
Display a collection of art or special-to-you photographs. I suggest simple, cohesive frames for a clean look. Going bold? Try different ornate or colorful frames but watch for conflicting colors or themes. Before you nail holes in the walls use painters’ tape to secure the artwork, fiber art or photographs in various locations to determine the best layout.
Andrea’s tip: Displaying photographs or artwork close to the ceiling will create an illusion of a larger space.
Visit Embrace Creatives online showroom to match with fabulous miniature to small photographs to easily create your very own gallery wall!
Live out your exotic location fantasy, create a surreal landscape, or relive another time using murals. You can hire a mural artist (let us find one for you) or use a wall covering. Murals should be used sparingly. Most homeowners create scenes in their children’s bedrooms but hiring an artist to render soft vines traveling up your stairway or a detailed soothing cloud filled sky on your ceiling can be a wonderful way to bring original art into your home in non-traditional ways.
Andrea’s tip: You don’t have to paint directly on your walls, the artist can paint on boards then install for easy removal or let an Embrace Creatives art advisor commission a stunning wall vinyl from one of our professional designers !
For more ideas, home décor lessons and inspiration, and of course, artwork to enhance your space, visit Embrace Creatives INFORM blog!
This article was written by Andrea Bogart, professional artist, lead art consultant and the founder/CEO of Embrace Creatives, matching you with original art to love.