Tip on Utilizing Artwork to Inspire Home Design

Have you recently remodeled your living room space? If so, you will surely need to redecorate the room. Use this chance to redesign your favorite space to give it a fresh look, that will appeal to your family, friends and most of all yourself.

If you’re not much of an artist, never fear. When it comes to interior design, it can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. You can easily get a head start to coming up with great color schemes for your living quarters by using your favorite painting as a reference point to your redesign. What you will want to do here is pick several shades of color in a painting and reuse those colors in your furniture, wall paint as well as carpets, in a way that is coherent. Generally speaking, you will need a rather decent sized painting that will be the main wall feature within the room – smaller paintings just will not have the same impact. If you already have a painting that you love so dearly then great, move ahead to the next step.

Now, stare at the painting for a good amount of time and notice its colors. Good paintings will always contain a color scheme of some sort, and never a random mix of colors. This will ultimately be the color base which you will work off. Try to find a neutral hue within the artwork – generally paler colors will work better. You should paint your walls with this. Next pick out 2 more colors that stand out in the painting, then pick out different decor for your room that match those hues closely – these are called “accents”.

Don’t forget to include this color scheme in all pieces of furniture, curtains, window sills and the like. On an off note, you will want to keep the windows along the same hues as the walls, unless for a particular reason you want them to really stand out. But remember, the painting should be the centerpiece here, not the windows. You should not have any major pieces of furniture that contains hues that are extremely different from what you see in the painting either. Doing so will result in the wrong color scheme and causing the whole room to appear chaotic.

If you have done this correctly, the room will look fabulous and your friends and family will wonder why they never spotted the artist in you all these long years.