It’s something most of us have experienced, you love each other, have married and now, in setting up a home, find you have diverse tastes, needs, expectations on quality, budgets and timeframes. You love one style and colour range and he another; but how do they unite? What is the quickest and easiest way to find common ground and express your personalities in something other than wedding photos and clutter and establish a décor you both love so that it lasts?
Many interior designers use art as an insight into their client's tastes. Art creates or encompasses:
A) A focal point: Being vertical on your wall art is highly visible from all around your space and is the perfect opportunity to ground your décor with the one dominant focal point
B) Art will unite all of your décor colours in the one space and pull your scheme together
C) Art will immediately express your style, which you can then carry into your décor
D) Balance your entire space when you hang a canvas proportionate to your wall’s shape and scale
E) Streamlined lines: when your artwork’s shape coincides with the furniture and architectural lines within your décor, it creates a peaceful space as the eye travels along it smoothly to the next line
F) Theme will be created when you hang art relevant to the purpose of the space, i.e. a food and wine inspired piece for the kitchen, as opposed to a sporty theme for your pool room or something romantic for your bedroom. These spaces all require appropriate topics to imbue an emotional response relevant to that space
G) The right artwork can also complete your existing blend of his and her furniture and accessories when it confirms your style, theme and colour palette. The right artwork can save you the expense of having to buy an entirely new décor and it can help you to keep your tastes and favourite items
H) Art can help you declutter! The rule of space is 1/3rd furniture: 2/3rds space so by confirming your style, theme and colour palette, you can now take away décor items that no longer fit your artwork’s direction and live in newlywedded bliss!
So, for newlyweds, artwork can be your united voice saying, “This is who we are!” However, how do you find this gem? Customised Artwork Specialist Sharron Tancred from Tailored Artworks, meets with her clients to design personalised artwork that will fix, enhance or inspire their new decors.
Sharron states, “I’ve had newlyweds where he only likes the Mona Lisa, and she, Picasso! It takes mind-mapping, colour psychology and the rules of interior design to unravel and express their mutual loves. Inspired by their love story, their artwork becomes a family heirloom and that makes my heart sing! It’s art for the heart and from the heart and what could be better than this for newlyweds to base their new home on.”
Sharron is a Brisbane based artist and decorator who has been creating custom works since 2006. She specialises in bringing to life her clients unique visions for their home from wall murals to canvas artworks and kitchen splashbacks.