Archive for the ‘Art Decoration’ Category

The Work In Framing

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Framing ArtWhen we go to an art show, we often overlook the time the artist took to show and to frame their work in just the right way. Framing takes time and getting enough pieces together for a show can be quite difficult. It may sometimes take an artist a period of a few months to get their artwork matted in coordinating colors and then framed just the right way for the painting.

Many artists frame their own art and others well send it off to be done because it can be complicated. Still whether an artists mats and frames his own art, or has a professional framer do it, the artist still has to make a lot of decisions, in regards to framing. For example, he wants a frame that will compliment the work and not overpower it and mat colors that are not too plain but not so bright as to overpower the piece.

An artist knows that part of making his artwork stand out is the way it is framed, and many artists don’t show that often precisely because of the time it takes to get their work organized and framed. Plus there is the added expense. Professional frames contrary to what you may believe are not cheap and raise the cost of an art piece.

Photo Courtesy from Zachstem

Decorating a Room with Paintings

Monday, April 28th, 2008


Decorating a Room with PaintingsRooms in your home should be places where you can go to really enjoy yourself, and to relax. The decorations that you have in each room of your house should be decorations that complement you, and complement the room as well. Decorating a room with paintings is an interesting venture, and well worth the time that it takes to do. You will want to take into consideration what is important to you. It is important to know what stirs your soul when you walk into the room. There are many things you should keep in mind when deciding to decorate a room with paintings that will match the rhythm and the color of the room. What is melancholy may be uplifting and inspire someone else; your room should inspire you. The use of shadow, technique, shape, color and lighting should make the room stand out and get some ones attention while maintaining the overall feel of the room. Don’t worry about if everyone doesn’t get your concepts, you know that art is completely open to your own interpretation, no other person will see what you see in your paintings the same way you do. Decorating with paintings should reflect your interpretations, and the way it makes you feel when you walk into the room.


Choose Complementing Paintings

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Complementary paintingsThe first thing you will want to think about is decorating with complementary paintings; the paintings should complement the room, and your personality. The painting should also complement each other. Even if your paintings don’t all share the same artist, they must match each other in style and color, as well as share the color scheme of the room. For instance, you will want to use painting that are all landscapes, or all abstract, and each should share the same colors and tones or they should at least complement each other. It is important to follow this rule, as all of the paintings in the room should look like they each belong together. Another consideration is to have each picture in the room tell the same story. No matter how abstract your paintings may be, they should still tell the same story and they should complement each other in the process.

Everything in the room should match the painting in some way, so you should buy your furniture and the rest of the decorations you need in the living area, then match the painting to them. This is the easiest way to make sure that everything in the room compliments the furnishings and the accents of the room. If the room is muted pastels you painting should be muted colors as well. If your room has bright vibrant colors you will want to complement the colors of the room, muted colors in this room would be ineffective and unattractive. Stick with you color scheme.

Photo: Reixirvim

Matching the Room

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Match the Room - DecorationThe next thing you will want to be sure of is that the painting should match each other and the room in which they will be hung. You want to look carefully at the colors that you already have in the room, and the general tone of the room as it is already decorated. Be sure that when you choose the paintings that will be hung in the particular room that they will look good in, that colors and tones match the existing colors and tones of the room. It should not be necessary to redecorate the room for the paintings, just choose the ones that match the room well and keep the color of your walls. Keep the general style of the room in mind as you are choosing your paintings will help you make sure that your paintings correspond with the room and with all of the things in the room.

When you are ready to display your art, you should know that there are no set rules, it is your own interpretations. Like the artist, when you are decorating you must use inspiration to create the perfect room for you. The frame must also work to express the painting and not the décor of the room. The best part is choosing just the right area for your precious piece of art.

Photo: Estiloambientacion

Keep Framing in Mind

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Framing in decorationA very important consideration when decorating a room with paintings is the framing. Framing should take on the feel of the room as well as look good with the painting. You will want to be sure that you have chosen the right frame that matches well with the look of the painting and the décor of the room. If you are using Gold and ornate frames you will want to match them in an old fashioned room, that have more antique feel. Art Deco frames would be a better way to go in a room that is more modern rooms. Remember that frames aren’t just something to have on the paintings – they are actually part of the art, and will become very important to you and to your design of the room. Remember to also match the frames with the room, if you have decorated the room in earth tones, such as green, beige and browns, you may want to match the darkest less abundant color in the room, it will stand out from the other colors and it will give you more touches of your accent colors in the room. If you need help choosing the perfect frames that match the room and that match the paintings, talk to a framing expert. It will become very important that your frames correspond well with what you are hoping to accomplish in the room in general.

Photo: Ambientar

Keep Tone in Mind

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Keep Tone in MindEach room in your home is going to have a different tone, even though the colors you use should flow throughout your entire home, the tone will be different in each individual room. You want to feel differently in your bedroom than you do in your living room or kitchen. Therefore, when you are decorating a room with paintings, you should keep the tone of the room in mind as you are doing so. Be sure you understand the importance of keeping the tone of the room in mind when you are decorating the room. An example of keeping the feel of the room would be if your room is bright and cheerful colors the painting should reflect the cheerfulness of the room; the pictures should have bright happy images, in this way the rooms tone is not changed. Dark pictures would not look good in a room that is bright and cheerful.

Another thing to remember is that the style of the room is part of its tone. If the room is depicting furniture from periods of time, modern artwork would not be appropriate for the tone of the room. If the tone of the room is richly colored then muted colors in pictures would not reflect the rich feel of the room, the pictures will need to be richly colored as well so that it makes the same statement as the room. Remember that the tone of the room can be set by a number of factors, including decorations and furniture. Be sure that you use yours correctly and be sure that you set the tone keeping all of these things in mind.

Photo: Picturalissim

Hanging your paintings

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Hanging PaintingsMany people who are unfamiliar with decorating may find great paintings and not know how to hang them. You may want to just grab some nails and hang the painting just so you can clear them off the floor. If you are decorating, you will know that it is very important to hang your paintings properly and in good places on the walls. If you are hanging a group of paintings you will want to make one central painting and stagger the rest. If the paintings are in different sizes or have a heavy frame it is a good idea to hang them diagonally. To hang paintings most people are buying a laser level, and follow the line that is marked for you.

When you decide on how to group your paintings look for spots in the room that are at eye level, most people enjoy art they can see. Then you may want to use a stud finder to find a place to hang your picture where the stud will anchor it. If you don’t have studs use anchors. If you want to hang a painting and are interested in how to hang them so they help the flow of the room and maintain your individuality.

Photo: Espacioliving



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