Art is the Heart of Your Home

by , posted on October 22nd, 2013 in home

Inspiring Ways to Arrange the Art in Your Home

I distinctly remember a small moment a few years ago when I looked around the room of my friend’s apartment and noticed all of the art in every nook and cranny – hanging on the walls, propped up on the mantle, sitting on shelves. I realized just how much art transforms a house into a home.

But maybe you’re like me, and you feel a little skittish about how to arrange the art on your walls? Maybe you don’t know exactly what your style is? I find that going through photos – like on Pinterest - can really help me figure out what I do and don’t like. Patterns start to emerge in what I am pinning.

The funny thing about me is that as much as I dream of living in a very minimal, uncluttered home, I really love seeing walls filled with art of all kinds and textures. Here are a few photos that inspire me to rethink the art in my own home and the many different ways of displaying it by theme and color, with different kinds of frames and even simple washi tape. I hope they give you some ideas too.

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Inspiring Ways to Arrange the Art in Your Home

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4 Responses to “Art is the Heart of Your Home”

  1. Jennifer Cooper Says:

    October 23rd, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I love love love these! I always love walking into a home with lots of art on the walls. Thank you for the inspiration.

    We’ve done okay with hanging some of Dave’s photography and we have a few illustrations, but we have a lot more to do.

    Molly Reply:

    Thanks, Jen.

    One of the things I have come to realize after looking at lots of photos for inspiration is that oil paintings add a lot of texture and interest to a wall. I don’t own any oil paintings – maybe I should! Other things, like embroidery, and mirrors, also provide a lot of visual interest.

    I’ve always been too symmetrical in my approach. The truth is that I like the slightly messy / askew / filled wall look.

  2. Helen Says:

    October 24th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    These rooms are all so colourful and inspiring – I love them.

    I’m okay spending money on a nice couch or rug. But splurging on art seems so frivolous that our walls remain quite plain. I dream of art!!

    Molly Reply:

    Hi Helen! I’m glad you like the rooms I chose – I think they’re inspiring too. I also think that art can be very affordable – you don’t always need to splurge on the art that speaks to you. Handmade marketplaces like Etsy are absolute treasure troves for finding affordable art.

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