Happy New Year! May it bring you joy and wonderful surprises.
New Year's resolutions can be a great way to start the year off on the right foot. Traditionally, many of the resolutions we make are intended to benefit our mental and physical health. Feeling happy and relaxed in the spaces where we spend much of our time is also critical to our well-being.
Art is an excellent way to add important layers of joy and emotion to your home. Whether you're looking to make your home more cosy, more restful or simply more beautiful, adding the right original paintings or fine art prints is an easy way to achieve this. Wall art and hangings can instantly elevate the look of any room. And there are options for all budgets too, direct from artists or art galleries, without having to resort to buying poorly made, mass-produced posters from retail stores.
How to bring art into your home in 2023
1. Get creative and considered with your art choices
Don't settle for those generic, mass-produced prints with no soul. Explore the work of artists and styles you enjoy. Looking at lots of lovely art is such an enjoyable thing to do. And you'll quickly get a feel for what catches your eye and what you like. Then you can choose pieces that you feel a real connection to.
2. Discover and support artists in your area
This will add a lovely local connection into your home. And an extra layer of enjoyment that you know exactly where the art was made and who made it.
Jayne Leighton Herd exhibiting her original paintings at an art fair. A great way to get to know local artists.
3. Make art personal to you
Look for pieces that reflect your own style, interests and values. Invest in a statement piece that really speaks about who you are as a person. An artwork that you can relate to emotionally.
4. Add meaningful artwork to your walls
Hang pieces that have special meaning such as family photos, landscapes from places you've visited, or gifts from loved ones.
5. Get creative with how you hang art
Place artwork in different formations, heights and locations around a room to create an interesting visual effect. Create a gallery wall.
6. Mix and match your art
Don't be afraid to mix different styles, sizes and frames for a unique look that will express your personality perfectly!
7. Rotate your art collection like an art gallery
Not enough wall space for all the artworks you want to buy? Why not try a tactic that museums and art galleries use worldwide - mix up your collection by rotating artwork in and out. That way, you can always keep things fresh without cluttering up your home!
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With these tips in mind, you'll be sure to transform your home into the relaxing, meaningful and stylish retreat you've been dreaming of!
Take care and keep spreading love for art!
Jayne Leighton Herd
Artist & Designer
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