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Aug 09

Guide To Choosing Abstract Paintings To Complement Your Decor

Without doubt, an abstract painting is a very powerful and emotionally charged piece of art work. This is why there are quite a number of homeowners these days that hang abstract paintings on their walls. Whether you choose to hang an original painting which is done by artists today or reproductions of the early master’s works, there are a number of things that you are going to have to keep in mind when it comes to choosing an abstract painting that you can hang on your wall. Do not however, hang just any painting, you need to hang a painting that complements the decor of your home, too. The number of rooms that you will hang paintings in is one of the very first things that you are going to have to take into your consideration. This is important in setting a specific budget for your purchase.

The main colors that you have painted your entire home with is also another thing that you are going to have to take into consideration. If your decor’s color palette is composed of subdued hues and earth tones, a splash of colorful abstract painting in the middle of let’s say the wall of your living room not only brings life to the room but also will make for a very interesting conversation piece. Make sure that you do not overdo it, however; you would want to highlight the rooms in your house and not overpower them. You also need to consider the size of the rooms you are going to put the paintings in, roomy and airy spaces are perfect for bigger sized abstract paintings but putting these paintings in small rooms may cause the room to look cramped and stuffy.

The materials from which your home decor is made from is also one more thing that you are going to have to take into consideration. If you’ve got furniture that are made from wood, it will look great to have an abstract painting that has colors that either match the colors of the wood furniture you have or is in contrast with it. When you opt for a painting that shares the same color palette as the furniture, this allows you to create a seamless design and style to the room; choosing a painting that has a contrasting color with the furniture allows you to give the room a lot of personality and enables you to highlight the specific parts of the room which the painting is placed. Once again, too much color will not look great; do not overdo with the hanging of the paintings so you can still keep the basic design and style of your home. Make sure as well that the paintings complement not just the design of your home but your personality, as well.

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