Interior Design Ami McKay PURE Design Inc. Photography by Janis Nicolay
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Don’t have art? Time to get some. Have existing pieces? Scrutinize the height of your artwork collection. Badly hung art can throw off the composition of a room. Does your art seem lost on the wall, or does your furniture look comically large against the paintings on the wall? One of the biggest mistakes I see is art that is too small. Instead of running out to buy larger pieces, which can be very expensive, try collating smaller pieces into a gallery wall.Time needed: An afternoon to rearrange art, although I would advise taking your time to collect art pieces you truly love.
Of course, there are some guiding principles to choosing your artwork. Remember the importance of colour?The colours you bring into a room will greatly affect the feel of a space. Tranquil hues like blues and greens are perfect for a restful bedroom, while upbeat reds and yellows are great for common entertaining spaces, like the dining room. I also like to use artwork in entryways as they can immediately establish a tone of intimacy - art is, after all, such a personal thing. Try incorporating warmer tones in this area as they help to make a home feel more inviting.8 Ways to Take Your Hallway From Drab to Fab