Artwork on the walls. Statements. Meaningful, framed collections that present a menagerie of our personal taste and preferences. Enhancing the interior. Hanging framed objects perhaps can be considered the “art of dressing the walls”. Yet it is a personal “dressing” of the walls. For certain, the preference of what we deem as art that hangs on our walls is subjective. Alas, art is in the eye of the beholder. The selection of framed pieces, whether paintings, sketches, prints, photographs or other framed media, are a collected story of our personal lives. For beyond the art itself, the acquiring of each piece holds a story or memory associated with it. A visual of our unique perception of the world on display. A personal culmination of style that can transform an interior with stylish appeal.
When it comes to truly embellishing our interior spaces, what fills our world and our walls should inspire us. The framed objects that grace our walls should bring us pleasure and move us onward. Pleasing visual display. Surrounded by our own reverie, if you will. There is certainly no minimum or maximum of what our walls should hold. For some, less is more. For others, more is more. Whether eclectic displays or edited collections of simple impact the key is that what hangs from our walls speaks to us and holds true to our current interests and lives. Infusing our personal interests and style through art. Art, regardless of the medium, holds meaning. Art can define and unify a room while evoking and conveying emotions that create a mood within the interior. Power and meaning, for certain.
Considering that the wall is a blank canvas, surrounding the interior with framed collections will not only add visual interest and impact but texture and personal style. Yet selecting art does require our personal level of creativity. Perhaps decorating itself can be considered an extension of our personal story of choices in design and life. The artistic display of personal, collected framed art paired with the love of what surrounds. Personal statements of style, indeed…
Consider the embellishment of artwork within the interior. Whether one large framed statement piece or mass grouping, whether a gallery collection or a simple grouping the addition of art to our spaces speaks volumes of who we are. Perhaps it is our individualistic, personal style that should captivate us with what we select. What we are drawn to. Curiousity to those that will view it upon entering our interior worlds. Along with other collected decor artwork adds our personality to our interior spaces.
Although there are many methods, rules and schools of thought in hanging and displaying art, I state the case to approach your walls with boldness. Personal, unique boldness. Alas, if you cannot commit to hanging your framed art, there truly is an art to “leaning” framed artwork against a wall. Either way, decorate with intention. Personal statements on display, indeed.
“I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right”
-Dorothy Draper, American Interior Designer (1889-1969)