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Design Tips: Changing the Personality of Any Room With Art

Posted by Austin Blonde on Mar 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Ever wanted to change the direction or feel of a room in your home or office? Art is the perfect way to bring new character and personality into your space. There is no need to spend a fortune on a museum piece, but a work of art you love can become the accessory that defines a room. Art helps translate what people want into their own story as told throughout their home or business environment.

At New Era we believe the aesthetic weight of a work of art lasts a lot longer than just one more pretty object. And the great thing about our art options are that you can go in so many directions, depending on which pieces you choose.

Part of the joy of buying art in the 21st century is the rich array of options from substrates to size, to the numerous ways to display your favorite pieces, each influencing the affect the work has on the space.

Design Tips:

When it comes to printing on different materials it is important to understand the type of style you are trying to achieve. 

  • For a natural effect go with gallery wrapped canvas or print on Birchwood. The unframed edges of art on Birchwood gives the piece a softer appearance and the wood’s natural warm tones and grain become part of your image, creating the subtle feel of an original.
  • For a more modern and contemporary look print on metal, acrylic or even mirror. If you are working with a tight space printing on mirror will make the area appear brighter and the reflection will add depth to the room.

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  • For a formal look, print your artwork on framed canvas or framed paper; it adds a level of sophistication and style to your space that is sure to impress.

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  • For a fun and creative space a unique option is a full wall mural that can change a plain wall into a bold, artistic statement. 

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Creating a gallery or salon style wall is one of the biggest trends right now and a great option when you have a variety of pieces in one space. It gives you the ability to mix and match the style, color and size of your artwork. 

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Art can be a wonderful design inspiration or focal point in a room. Just remember to pay attention to the color, size/scale and placement of your artwork.

  • For a natural effect go with gallery wrapped canvas or print on Birchwood. The unframed edges of art on Birchwood gives the piece a softer appearance and the wood’s natural warm tones and grain become part of your image, creating the subtle feel of an original. 

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  • The size and scale of a piece is important when considering the amount of attention it will draw and the balance between the artwork and your room’s furnishings.

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Topics: Insider, walldecor, interiordesign, wallart