Making plans for decorating your home? Have the interior designers already laid out the perfect plan for your space? And yet, you feel the Midas touch is missing? Check the walls once.
In case of interior design, wall art is often treated as an afterthought. It gets dealt with at the last, if it gets dealt with at all. Long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged. A simple yet inconvenient miss.
The good news? You can easily decorate your home with beautiful and decorative wall art. When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art can imbue a personality into the entire room. Let’s quickly find out more about it:
What Are the Different Types of Wall Art?
The most common forms of wall art found are:
The primary intent behind any portrait art is to depict a human subject. An artist enhances the personality of the subject, while adding to the grandeur and permanence of the moment. When you see a hand drawn portrait, the time and effort spent by the artist makes you feel special. A great and poignant sight overall.
A doodle can be closely related to a scribble. A fun and non-intimidating art form that need not be a meaningful and accurate drawing. It would be accurate to say that doodles are aimless in nature and are therefore free from being critiqued. A doodle is simply a mark or series of marks. They can be playful, geometric, linear, shaded… whatever.
When you want art that will make people stop and think, look for something abstract. Having its origin in the early 1900s, abstract art seeks to break away from traditional representation of physical objects. The absence of any recognizable structure empowers artists to focus on other visual qualities like color, form, texture, scale etc. If your vision goes beyond the confines of the actual world, an abstract wall art would convey it for you.
The birth of Modern art work can be traced to the second Industrial Revolution i.e. late 19th and early-to-mid 20th century. Such artworks showcase artists’ interest in re-imagining, reinterpreting, and even rejecting traditional aesthetic values of preceding styles. Much of this art depicted religious or mythological scenes that told stories intended to instruct the viewer.
Even if they are not aware of it, visual artists often develop some sort of narrative in their work. Storytelling takes many forms. At its root, it is about communicating and connecting with the viewer, which many artists aspire to do. To tell a story that engages the reader (or the viewer, in this case) and makes them think. That’s the power of storytelling wall art.
An example of this is a wall mural we made for Pune’s Bora Tech office. A depiction of how communication and technology have evolved in the yesteryears. And how they shape our lives, no matter who we are and where we come from.
Which Form of Artwork Is Perfect for Your Wall?
The art on your wall is a reflection of yourself. Every piece of art tells a story and builds on to your lifestyle. You would need different art types, styles and themes to express the underlying feeling of it.
So the best approach is to understand and decide what is it that you want your walls to convey.
And of course, if you need professional advice with choosing the best wall art, we’re here.
As one of the finest design and communications agencies of Pune, we have worked on wall arts for different projects. From murals to metal works installations, we can help you find the right art for your wall.