ART MATTERS MOST

In interior design the artwork on the walls, such as paintings, photographs, stone panels, metal sculptures, vintage screens and art objects play a significant role. If you are thinking of choosing the wall art for your interior in a very last minute when the furniture has already been carefully chosen and the last coat of paint has dried on the walls, you are certainly missing out on an amazing design opportunity.
ART MATTERS MOST
If you love art or even collect it, then you do not need any proof of its essential role in creating a harmonious interior. Nevertheless, as a designer, I would like to emphasize some basic ideas that might increase your confidence in the above statement:

IT CREATE A FOCAL POINT
One of the basic principles of interior design is that each room should have a focal point or a single design element that instantly attracts the eye and tells the viewer the story about the interior. To achieve such effect, you can use a composition of a pair of table lamps and mirrors above the chest of drawers or accent pillows on the couch. But let’s be honest: this is a rather trivial trick. Much stronger impression can be achieved by using a large canvas or panel painting. The photo below shows an example of how we used a large-scale artwork in the living room of an apartment in Moscow.
ART MATTERS MOST
ART MATTERS MOST
IT PROVIDES AN INSTANT COLOR PALLETE
Sometimes it is the artwork that sets the color palette for the entire room. How does it work? Let’s say you have a painting that you absolutely love and want to harmoniously fit into the interior. You choose several shades from all the colors used in the painting - one main and two or three additional ones that you would like to pull out as accents. Now you need to make a decision which items of the interior and which decoration materials will have the main color, and what will become the accent.

IT BRINGS A SENSE OF TEXTURE
Another principle of interior design states that one space should combine many different textures - smooth and coarse, rough and soft, matte and glossy, warm and cold, etc. This principle is especially important when working on monochromatic neutral interiors. The combination of textures helps to create a certain style and emotional tone of space.
For example, rough textures most likely will make space intimate and grounded, while smooth textures bring a more reserved and cold tone to the room.

The first photo shows a fragment of a spacious living room. The wall is decorated with a vintage bronze sculpture "Zig Zag" designed by Curtis Jere in the 1970s. Its metallic shine is framing the striking smoky walls, which makes the interior multilayered and sends it back to the Hollywood aesthetics of the 70s.
ART MATTERS MOST
ART MATTERS MOST
ART MATTERS MOST
IT MAKES THE ROOM APPEAR FINISHED
Interiors without artwork seem a little empty and unfinished. Paintings, sculptures and photographs appear to be the final touch that turns the space from purely functional into exclusively yours. Wall art is not only a color spot, texture or volume, but most importantly it is the energy and emotions that we fill the interior with.