Incorporating Art Into Your Home
Once you bring your art home where will you hang it?
Often artwork is hung over a mantel or buffet or hall table.
Once I decide where I am going to hang it I also need to decide whether it will hang there alone or have a Support Team.
If I am hanging the art over the mantel the area around the painting can look too bare.
I like to gather a few things that I think will compliment the painting.
I don't want to overwhelm the art with a lot of unrelated things.
I will often choose accessories in the same colour family.
I decided that green will go with this painting, and yet still allow the art to be the star.
I picked a vintage green vase with a few chips on the base and a plain green bottle.
At the opposite end some vintage green books, a bonsai in a green pot and an interesting looking carved wood bookend.
I like the wood tones and the texture of the bookend.
I have been having trouble getting this bookend right side up, but I think it is okay here.
Almost there, if the bookend will cooperate.
The green accessories draw out the green in the painting.
Okay, I think I have it right now. Adding a few accessories in the same colour tones as the painting adds another layer to the mantel and to the painting without obstructing the view or distracting from the painting.
After all, it is the art that we want to see and not a lot of things blocking it.
The art now has a Supporting Cast.
A few twigs from the garden adds some height.
See what happens when a new Supporting Cast is introduced.
Here is the same painting with blue and yellow accessories.
Now you see more of the yellow in the painting.
Although, the painting has very little blue in it, blue and yellow just go together.
The yellow in the branches actually brings the painting forward in this vignette.
Next time you hang a painting, don't forget to bring in the
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