Home Decor Ideas

Abstract Art for Every Style Home Decor

Lighten a traditional setting, deepen a transitional one, establish a palette — abstract art can give more than just modern rooms a boost.>>

 

Off-Center Art Hits the Mark for Energizing Design

Stifling a yawn over symmetry? Shift your art arrangements for design drama that's anything but middling.>>>

 

The Design Rules for Hanging Art Above a Fireplace

It’s a classic spot for a work of art, but what are the design rules for getting it right?
When it comes to hanging art above a mantel, what are the dos and don’ts? How high should you hang the work? Is one piece enough, and what’s the right color scheme? Read on for expert tips.>>>

 

9 Reasons to Buy a Painting

 

There’s no doubt that buying prints and posters is fun (and affordable) — but there’s a lot to be said for saving up for a piece of one-of-a-kind art. If you’ve been sticking with framed prints, let these 10 reasons tempt you into your neighborhood gallery to peruse the paintings instead.>>

 

Let’s Put a Price on Art: Your Guide to Art Costs and Buying

We paint you a picture of what affects an artwork’s price — plus a little-known way to take home what you love when it’s beyond your budget
A piece of original art can make a room, be treasured for years and be passed down for generations. And it can be surprisingly affordable or very expensive. Why do some types cost more than others? “Artwork has to be one of the hardest things to price,” says Kate Singleton, founder of Arthound. “There’s no standard framework as there is for a pair of jeans or a bottle of champagne. Major factors come into play.”>>>

 

How to Arrange Art for Your Home

Can’t wait to display that collection of pictures or artwork but stuck on how to hang it? Don’t feel bad. There’s a lot to consider in terms of symmetry, picture size and frame style. To get started, take a look at these eight different approaches to displaying your art and photos.>>>

 

How to Paint with a Palette Knife

Painting with a knife is a bit like putting butter or jam on bread and it produces quite a different result to a brush. Painting knives are excellent for producing a range of effects, from textured impasto work to sweeping areas of flat color, even tiny shapes of color.>>>

 

What is Impasto Art? Thick, Textured Paint

What is impasto? Impasto is an art term used to describe thickly textured paint that is almost three-dimensional in appearance.

Using an impasto technique often leaves visible brush strokes in the finished painting. Many times those brush strokes are actually more important than the subject matter itself.>>>