Decorating the walls of your home is one of the finishing touches that pulls the whole room together and ties in all the colors to complete the look you are going for. In the past, fine art was often preferred as it lent a specific rich quality to the room and created a sense of warmth and comfort. Contemporary décor, however, allows you to be a little more creative with you wall art and choose patterns and colors that brighten or subdue a room, as needed, while remaining an affordable decorating option.
A significant difference between traditional fine art and modern wall art is the pricing. Fine art is truly an investment, especially when you get into custom framing the artwork. Fashion wall art, on the other hand, is an affordable decorating option. You can find an attractive piece for under $100.
Before you choose the artwork for you home, look at each room individually and ask yourself the purpose of that room. Is it going to be used for socializing? Reading, relaxing or playing? Once you have the desired feel of the room in mind you can look for print and colors to match it. A child's room, for example, lends itself to fun, playful and brightly colored pieces of wall art. A study, on the other hand, might require either a striking piece of modern art or something that has a calming effect.
Fashion wall art can be used to make a statement. It can be bold, bright, unique or even abstract. It can tie in color from within the room or it can stand alone as the focal point of the room. One thing to remember is to use wall art sparingly because like anything else, too much of anything becomes clutter in a contemporary home.
by Tracy Rose