|Artwork in water closet in master bath--example of a big piece in a small space.|
|Artwork in master bath over both sides of vanity.|
I have grown very fond of abstract paintings. I love a traditional room, but I don't mind my artwork being contemporary. Since 2005, I've purchased 10 abstract paintings for my home. I have replaced older prints and paintings with the abstract art. I love the movement and color in abstract art. I don't "see" anything in the artwork, but there's something about the colors and the flow of the painting that draws me in.
Here is my rule for artwork--Go Big or Go Home! There is nothing sadder than a small picture or painting hanging on a large wall by itself. Big art makes a big impact. Whenever I have people in my home for the first time, the first thing they notice is the artwork.
I want you to see an example of how I replaced traditional artwork with an abstract painting. The first picture is the before of the artwork in my breakfast nook. I had a fruit theme going on in the kitchen and breakfast area. I found two fruit prints that I hung stacked over the buffet server. I liked the prints but there wasn't much color to them. BTW, I still have these prints if someone is interested in them and the fruit pitchers on the buffet.
|When using smaller pieces of artwork, try to group the pieces together.|
|This painting was purchased at Bed, Bath, & Beyond--not expensive at all.|
If you are redecorating a room(s) in your home, consider large artwork for the walls. Be sure to check the big box stores in your area. Most of these stores have a great selection of large prints and abstract art. Also, I ran across this website which has a huge selection of abstract art at great prices: