Sometimes a neutral color palette in art, as shown here, works as well, if not better than bold, splashy color. The busy pattern of the art perfectly sets off the simplicity of the decor and minimal colors used, so the art becomes the focal point; the "limbs" in the vase to the right of the sofa lead the eye to the painting, a perfect way to draw the eye to the focal point. So, keep the tips in mind when purchasing and displaying art.
interior decorating with art
Sometimes more IS better. How inviting and cozy is this space?! Groupings of vintage art were used in place of larger pieces for a more eclectic look, and the pillow accents help tie the whole look together., and it all works with the paneled walls. So try using smaller pieces in a large grouping to accentuate a cozy space!
Photo credit: Country Living
Got an awkward space or piece of furniture? Use art for scale and to balance it out! The chairs go with this etagere beautifully, but picture it without the art; the space needed something to move the eye upward and give the wall life, and the artwork did it perfectly. Understated abstract art would work as well and would make a nice contrast.