When you are decorating your home or your office, it isn’t always easy making all the design decisions. Even though I have a good eye for color and composition, I too often feel the need to consult others when it comes to making big decorating decisions. So, I always appreciate a client who reaches out to me for design help when purchasing pieces of my contemporary American folk art. Good art, whether my own or another artist, can make a big impact in any size space if it’s displayed in the right way.
There’s one great tip that I often give to my clients – hang my paintings in a group on a red wall. One of my clients is a well-known real estate firm (you would know the name if I told you!). They purchased many of my paintings for their main office but were uncertain where to display them in the office. Should they group them together, hang them throughout, put them in pairs, etc. After a site visit with them, we determined that the most impact would be had if the paintings were hung in a group. But, not merely on a white wall. That was the kicker – we picked a beautiful shade of red for the destination wall. The result in one word? Amazing!
While you may not want to consult me about where to hang the contemporary American folk art that I create, I do want to encourage you to be creative when you decorate your home or office. It isn’t a huge risk to paint a wall red (or another color) because it can be easily repainted. Or, to group artwork in different ways on one wall. Remember, it can always be changed if you don’t like the result. Get creative because you have nothing to lose. That’s something I always remind myself of when I feel inspired to paint a new piece of art.