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Elderton Homes Blog

How The Addition Of Art Can Make Your House A Home

Although decorating is fun, it can be challenging to make your house feel like a home. Whether you have decorated your new place with old or new furniture, you may still feel like something is missing. Fortunately, that void can be filled with art, as not only will hanging art add a dash of excitement to a blank wall, it will also create an ambience based on your own persona.

Art has the ability to instantly add movement and depth to your space. Artists use movement to direct the viewer's eye – so using a piece of art that portrays a lot of movement can liven up your space and will create an interplay with your furniture.


Clean, white or neutral colour palettes are amazing to work with, but can make a room look sterile. Adding pieces with bright or bold colours and patterns can instantly minimise the sterility without being overpowering. And you don’t just have to limit yourself to paintings; sculptures also make an interesting addition to the texture and depth of the room.

Furthermore, if you have opted to decorate your house with low, modern furniture, artwork can be a great way to add height to the space. A piece of artwork can help to balance out your room by drawing the eye upward. Be careful when choosing the size of your artwork, as a small piece can be dwarfed by the furniture in a space, and a piece that is too big will crowd your space – have the measurements of the space clearly mapped out beforehand.

Art really does bring a sense of completion to your home, and showcases both the effort and thought that has gone into the design of the room. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. By researching local art shops, scouring the Internet and visiting markets, you are likely to pick up some great pieces for little spend, yet maximum impact.