by Thomas Hawk
Modern Interior Design Ideas And Art
Modern interior design ideas are as varied as there are people who come up with them. The role of modern art pieces within the design, things like bronze sculpture, wood turnings, abstract paintings, stone etchings, and the like, is central to making a living space more pleasant and intriguing. They often work well with the other colors, shapes, and textures you choose to put in any given space. Perhaps the best reason to include them in an interior design is precisely because they are complementary to nearly any space. Whether that space is large and open with very few items, or small and cluttered, the right piece in the right place can make a valuable contribution.
A surprising thing about many modern interior design ideas is how available they are to almost anyone. Let’s say, for example, that you are in a shop or gallery and you just fall in love with a certain sculpture or painting. Maybe you can afford it without a second thought and are happy to take it away as part of your growing collection. But maybe it is priced a little above what you can really justify. But you still want it. Never fear, thankfully, many times those pieces you desire can be purchased over time. They are not just for the rich and famous. Many galleries even have layaway programs. If you find a piece that is too much for your budget, just communicate with the curator and see what might be worked out. Before you know it, you’ll have it paid for and displayed proudly in your home or office.
So how does a piece of art fit within the modern interior design ideas that you may have? Will it be a clash? Will it “work”? These are great questions to ask yourself. Many people are particularly perplexed on how to implement them in the parts of their living spaces that are not the normal locations for such things. Within a home, in particular, there are the normal entryways and hallways that often become the new display location for many of the pieces one might acquire. A beautiful sculpture displayed proudly on an appropriate stand makes an interesting and inviting experience for your guests when they first step into your home. A nice big abstract painting may be just the thing to spark some interesting conversation with your guests in your office. But what about the other rooms, like the bathroom, or a bedroom. These spaces need help and are often overlooked.
Art can go just about anywhere, if it is the right material. With a little thought and effort, and some help from experts when needed, your modern interior design ideas can be successfully implemented throughout whatever space you want. In the bathroom, paying attention to the naturally increased humidity level is important. A long hot shower or bath is certainly going to make some art pieces impractical to add to the space. You don’t have to settle for cold, intimidating, modern empty bathroom spaces. Just add the right bronze sculpture or properly protected piece of abstract art on the wall and the whimsy or color you introduce will absolutely make the space come alive.
This same principle applies equally to all the rooms in your house. Be bold. Try what you think you will like. If you don’t like something, you can always change it. Have fun with the emotional responses that art creates in you and others. If you do, you will experience how well modern interior design ideas and art really can go together.
There are some wonderful pieces of art available that serve as great modern interior design ideas for your home or office at Fairhaven Originals Gallery.