For a long time, art accents were considered an item reserved for the noble-folks; a luxury home art accent that only the most affluent and opulent could adorn their homes with. However, times are changing, and a gorgeous array and versatility of modern wall décor are readily available to hang proudly in our homes.
From replicas of our favourite famous artists’ masterpieces to unique bespoke artwork found at a market, to our very own paintings, mosaic art, and sculptures. We live in a wonderful time where beautiful and unique art is accessible and affordable to all.
But what if I told you art wasn’t just a pretty thing to spruce up your mantelpiece? Here are some amazing reasons that artwork in your home is so much more.
1. Art is not only aesthetically pleasing but deeply meaningful
Art enriches our homes with mood, culture and helps in educating our children. In a micro-second, we can be transported to other worlds, see life through the eyes of the painter or subject, and experience beauty and emotion in its rawest form. Artwork means a lot to us, that is why it has never gone out of style, we, quite often, can feel so much more from an artwork than a photograph.
2. Art is accessible to all!
Whether you are 3, 33 or 103, you can gaze at a picture and deem your own meaning from it; you don’t need to be able to read to perceive the stories art tells. Whether the colours lift your mood, the scene reminds you of a wonderful memory in your youth or inspires you to get creative yourself, art is a universal indicator that we see, feel and share.
3. Art is a conversation starter
Screen time, busy work/school schedules and isolation are all too common in our modern lives, and families often feel they don’t get enough time together to genuinely connect. Home art accents are a great way to encourage people’s eyes away from the TV or phone, and towards something that feeds the soul. Discussions are inspired by the artwork, whether they are about the origin of the artwork, the way we perceive its meaning or simply what colours we like. It gets us talking.
4. Artwork makes memories
We all remember that one particular painting or mosaic from our childhood home when we see it again in later life; a host of memories are relayed back to us. As humans, we are very visually stimulated; so filling our homes with artworks encourage emotions and memories that can be enjoyed every day. Did I mention artworks are great for children brain development too?
5. Art boosts creativity and health!
Having artworks around us fills negative spaces with texture and colour, making our rooms so much more interesting and vivacious. Surrounding ourselves with artworks that we love inspires us to be creative ourselves and keeps our minds in tune with the arty side of life. Try creating your very own artwork to hang on the walls for a truly personal home; every day will be like your very own gallery exhibit! Creativity is literally good for us; according to RiteAid; “creative pursuits help to build connections in the brain to strengthen cognitive reserve or brain resilience, and subsequently prevent memory loss. Creating artworks can also improve fine motor skills through small, purposeful movements, which may help to prevent pain and stiffness”.
A painting a day keeps the doctor away!
An artwork is certainly not just a pretty face; it has an invaluable place in any home; boosting creativity, making memories and filling our spaces with true soul food. Remember this when you next go shopping or even consider making your own family painting and customized mosaic!