How to Make a Different Style Statement When Decorating a New Home


If you and your loved one have just purchased a brand-new house together, your first big task will be to personalise it and to truly make it your home. You may have already purchased some furniture, or may be bringing in to the property many of your individual possessions from "the single life." Yet you need to think about true personalisation and how you are really going to give this building some character. To do this properly, you need to consider artwork and, in particular, the way that you frame everything. What are some useful tips to consider here?

Custom Framing

While individual pieces of artwork are of course the centre of attention, you can truly augment their appeal if you carefully choose custom framing. This can be a daunting proposition for those who may not be experienced, so it's a good idea to talk with experts who can provide some guidance. Having said that, this will be your home, and you will need to dictate the overall style and substance.

Being Different

Many people have preconceived notions about how to display artwork and other possessions, but it pays to think outside of the box and to be different. For example, you don't necessarily have to hang a framed piece of art on the wall. You could simply lean it against a wall and surround it with furniture or furnishings to give it a perfect home.

Being Asymmetrical

You don't always have to be symmetrical when it comes to hanging frames on the wall, either. It's amazing how enticing you can make a formerly bare wall purely by hanging art asymmetrically.

Framed by Themselves

Have you ever thought about decorating a wall with just frames that contain no art? As you may know, frames come in so many different sizes, shapes and styles that they can represent an artistic proposition by themselves. Consider layering them one over the other in different configurations and colours and you can come up with a marvellous piece of art, just like that. You may even be able to use some overstock or slightly flawed items that your frame specialist may be able to supply you.

Testing the Waters

Don't feel overwhelmed whenever you think about custom framing and certainly don't feel that the investment is going to break the bank. Get in touch with someone who specialises in this field so that they can give you some guidance and help to understand what your overall goal is in relation to style.


23 March 2018

Awesome Art: A Blog for Artists, Shoppers and Collectors

Welcome to my blog. My name is Kelly, and I love art. I used to volunteer at an art museum by giving tours, and I still love to talk about art in any way that I can. This blog is going to touch on a range of topics, and it is designed for art lovers, collectors and artists. I may also include a few posts on buying your first pieces of art. I am a mum to two great little girls, and my husband is my true partner in life. I love to write and feel so happy that you have found my blog. Thank you for reading!