by Giorgina Devereaux
Art decor comes in many forms:
Art gives a room depth, dimension, while adding color, style, and enhancing the mood or theme of the room.
It is important to relate your art to its surroundings.
Otherwise, if placed too high on the wall, it gives the appearance that it is floating. If it is placed too low over a sofa, it impedes headroom.
To create a formal look, group the art symmetrically. If trying to achieve
an informal look, you can do so with symmetrical groupings.
If hanging multiple pictures, first measure and mark the spot for the center
print, and then hang it. Try spacing the pieces three inches apart. Thereafter,
hang the middle row of prints, working from top to bottom.
If the art that you are displaying does not have a shared theme or color in common, use matching frames and mats to give it unity.
While understanding the best way to hang art is important, you may be scratching your head wondering what the difference is between art decor accessories such as a Giclée, a lithograph, framed poster art, photograph, oil on canvas painting, chalk art, glazed art prints, stained glass art, and mosaic art.
Although you may have a good understanding of what some of these are, it helps
to cover each one to help you see the distinct differences.
The term Giclée is a French word that means “to squirt.”
The process utilizes six colors:
A Giclée can be printed on canvas, watercolor paper, or transparent acetates. The details of a Giclée are crisper than a traditional lithograph. Giclées provide us with the opportunity to own replicas of famous fine art that can be enjoyed for many years and is a stunning art piece that will make a beautiful statement in your home.
Lithography utilizes tiny dots of four colors consisting of cyan, magenta,
yellow, and black. This is done to trick the eye into seeing various shades and
Lithography was invented in 1798 by Aloys Senefelder.
Most printing presses that generate a
lithograph require that the printmaker etch an image or text into metal
plates or physically carve out the image onto blocks of wood/other soft
Once the image has been replicated, it is then ready to be converted into a
lithograph. The lithographic procedure centers on the concept that oil and
water cannot mix.
Thereafter, the metal plate or inked stone and the paper are placed in
a press and light pressure is applied
in order to transfer some of the ink. With an original monochrome pen and ink
drawing, this would be the only press run needed.
Poster Art: A poster is a piece of printed paper that can be displayed on a
wall and significantly add to your room's art decor.
There are thousands of posters to choose from.
A wood mounted print consists of a print that has been mounted to a rigid
thick wood fiber board and then laminated.
Framed poster art is a fantastic way to dress up your walls while helping tie the other art decor elements together in the room.
Photographs are a unique way to display treasured moments captured on
Oil on Canvas Painting: Traditional oil painting techniques usually consist of the artist sketching the figure onto the canvas with charcoal or clear (thinned paint).
Oil paint can be mixed with a substance called turpentine or other solvents to create a thinner and faster drying paint. Thereafter, the artist develops the figure in layers.
of the basic rules of oil paint application is where each additional layer of
paint is oilier than the layer below.
Oil on canvas paintings have their own unique characteristics due to each
individual piece being one of a kind, which makes it more valuable.
Whether you select a Giclee, a lithograph, framed poster art, or oil on
canvas to meet your art needs, the choices of art decor are endless.
Art Decor: Chalk art decor dates back centuries when the pioneers carried their easels
on horse back to the town square, the meeting hall, and the church house.
Chalk art decor consists of a picture that is drawn using large format soft
lecturers chalk on paper or cloth.
Aside from that, it has also made its way into homes as a creative art form.
It makes for a fabulous art display on a wall because of the assortment of
colors and uniqueness of the art piece.
Art Prints: Glazed art decor is essentially art that is mounted without using a
conventional frame and glass.
There is a lovely selection of glazed art prints and it will definitely complement any home interior.
Stained Glass Art Decor: Stained glass refers to glass material that has
been colored by adding metallic salts during its creation.
Often, stained glass is used for making windows, lampshades, picture frames,
cabinet doors, boxes, clocks, and other three-dimensional artwork.
glass art decor requires artistic skill to create an appropriate workable design, and the
necessary skills to assemble the decorative piece, which is traditionally a
window, so that it will fit perfectly into the window frame for which it is
Not only is stained glass lovely, but it serves as a way to not allow those
within the home to see the outside world. It also functions to control light.
There is a nice selection of stained glass art pieces. You can find stained
glass panels in the following styles: Art Deco, abstract, Victorian,
Traditional, and Southwestern, just to name a few.
Waking up to something so beautiful brightens our lives, lifts our spirits, and is inspirational. It transforms the atmosphere in your home and radiates beauty throughout.
Art: Mosaic is an ancient art form that involves putting together tesserae
(individual tiles in a mosaic) through labor intensive setting in order to
This is one of the most powerful ways to decorate the walls of your home
and gives you the chance to
Mosaic art decor can create dimension in hallways,
archways, the kitchen, living room, dining room, and the fireplace. It
makes a finely crafted statement that breathes elegance and uniqueness.
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