When it comes to the home, there are is no shortage of ways you can express yourself. The right feature, fixture, piece of furniture or decoration can express much about who you are and what you value. However, what is more important is that it has the power to speak to you directly, and appeal to your personal sense of comfort and homeliness. To phrase it another way; expression through interior design can have a profoundly positive effect on your personal wellbeing. One means of expression that is growing in popularity at the moment is expressive wall art, and here’s why…
Variety and Flexibility of Wall Art
Whatever the room, there is a type of wall art that will work for it, and one that suits your own personal taste and style. Whether you want a poster of your favourite band, a tapestry of the cutest animals or a print of the most inspiring quotes, you are bound to find just what you are looking for. And of course, you can place them about the home in whatever way best works for you.
I personally find that something motivational and inspiring works well in a place you walk past often; this leads to little smiles and pleasant feelings as you go about your daily activities. I think many would appreciate something like this in their work space too, so if you have a home office that is also worth thinking about.
Creating Your Own Safe Space With Wall Art
A piece of artwork can be as revealing of the owner as it can the creator. Having things that feel reflective of you, in your personal space, can be reassuring and soothing. Especially true if you have sensory issues or are easily overwhelmed, but this is still the case even if not.
The great thing about wall art is that thanks to the variety of it, you can find designs and styles that work for you and have them be constant visuals that relax you. It is a great way of turning a space into a safe place of your own.
Wall Art is Fun and Inspiring
Art can make a room feel more lively and fun to be in. Having bright, colourful art prints around the home help the place to feel vibrant and engaging.
Children are often inspired by art too; it can help them be more creative. And of course, adults tend to be more expressive and likely to pursue artistic hobbies (or indeed careers) if their own home is populated with imagery in this way.
Having wall art in the home serves as an effective means of expression that offers comfort and happiness. Whether looking at a gorgeous forest scene, a quote from a famous author, or something abstract; a good piece of wall art can prompt conversation or introspection.
Art can either compliment a room, be the focal point of a room or be there just to make you smile as you walk past. It is flexible, reliable and good for your personal wellbeing.
*This is a collaborative post