… in your home’s seven most unexpected spots.
There is no doubt art has the ability of touching our souls, provoking and captivating us and making us even more involved the moment we decide to make it a part of our personal space. Sharing your home life with a work of art is the beginning of an honest relationship, which can prove very rewarding on a daily basis. Offering an exquisite collection of affordable works by promising or established artists, Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti Gallery rejects the myth of the Arts being the prerogative of a few, privileged people. Nothing would make us happier than to become your first stop on the path towards your personal collection. Although a work of art – in this case, a painting – is usually the last decorative touch, the right artwork in the right place can bind together all the other elements of a space’s design.
Why should we hang a painting on our wall?
Here are seven of the best reasons.
1. The purchase of a painting supports the artist
Decorate your home with a painting and feel the pleasure of supporting a Greek artist, as well as our country’s cultural production, in general. Your visitors’ admiration for the work of art which is exhibited on your wall, may become the spark for a new trend, or an interesting discussion, turning your home into a private gallery.
2. A painting can make all the difference
A painting demands our attention, thus becoming a central part of a room. Whether your artistic taste favors bold, or more picturesque landscapes, nothing could ever make a greater impression in your personal space, that the painting of your choice.
3. Paintings are handmade
Like all handmade objects (clothes, ceramics, or furniture), paintings bare the uniqueness of their creator’s touch. This kind of quality engulfs a sense of extravagance, enriching your home’s personality. No industrial piece of furniture or reprinted poster could ever compete with such attributes.
4. Paintings are ideal for people who live in rental houses
When you live in a rental house, it is very difficult to adapt your personal space to your own personality, since you cannot change the color of your walls, or make any major modifications. A painting on a wall could easily give a room a touch of your characteristic taste. Unlike massive pieces of furniture, paintings fit in all kinds of spaces, making them a very smart investment – especially if you are constantly on the move.
5. A painting can make a house feel like home
As time goes by, your paintings become your old, personal friends. Their very presence on a wall can make you feel at home, no matter where you are. This feeling is even more intense when the painting was bestowed to you by your parents, or grand-parents.
6. An original painting has a very particular feel
The surface of a printed piece of paper could never be compared with an original painting’s textural diversity. Whether it is painted on canvas, wood or watercolor paper, an original painting offers you an incomparable feel which makes it absolutely unique.
7. Create your personal gallery, it can be great fun!
Do you picture yourself among pastels, portraits, still lives or landscapes? Do you prefer figurative or abstract art? The process of choosing your own artworks, can perfect your aesthetic criteria. And let’s face it: being your own curator can be great fun!
Now, that we’ve explained all the reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to fill your home with works of art, let us see where, exactly, should this art be placed! Hanging a painting at the ideal spot, can make art even more exciting! The colorful image of a wonderful landscape, or an abstract scene, can completely alter your spatial conception – especially if it is found in the most unusual place anyone can imagine.
Here are seven of your home’s spots, where art can make a difference, even though you least expect it.
The outdoors is probably not the best place for a painting, but why shouldn’t it be, if it can be adequately protected? A colorful picture can truly enliven a veranda.
2. The bathroom
A bathroom should be peaceful and luxurious. A wonderful work of art could surely empower this relaxing experience.
3. The kitchen
A window over your kitchen’s sink would be ideal. But if you don’t have this luxury, or if you had to use this space for storage purposes, take some pictures of your favorite landscapes and print them on the cupboard’s glass.
4. Laundry room
We spend so much time washing, ironing and folding our clothes that it is only natural to wish for something better than an empty space before our eyes, while doing all this tedious work. What would you choose, in order to ‘take a break’ from reality?
5. The closet
Our closet guards our personal taste in its most visible form. It would be an insult to our aesthetic cultivation, not to honor it with a work of art. What we propose below, is a perfect reminder of the fact that it is not a bad idea to boost our own confidence, from time to time.
6. Narrow spaces
When space itself becomes a luxury, imagination is the key to everything. Transforming this narrow storage space into a study was a stroke of genius! A work of art beautifies and brings order to such a space.
7. Storage room
You can create a storage area for kids’ toys, adding an abstract touch which lends a sense of childhood innocence, carelessness and colorfulness, making the room seem tidy, even if it’s not.
A large painting, or a synthesis consisting of a number of smaller ones, can have a revitalizing effect, making your personal space a place of joy. Our home is our refuge and a painting has the power to transform it. We hope the seven reasons mentioned above will send you to your closest gallery, in order to study and choose the kind of art which feels more becoming.
Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti Gallery will always be by your side, to accompany you in your search for artworks which will make your personal space a place where you can recharge and prepare for the next day.
Article from: www.saatchiart.com