A House Isn’t A Home Without Art On The Walls

Just like adding jewelry to the perfect outfit, nothing pulls a room together like impeccably decorated walls.  I’ve found at the shop that people are either very excited to buy art, or very intimidated.  With so many options available, unique styles, and different aesthetics it can be overwhelming to choose. After-all, art is a true investment, you want to pick something as integral to your home as your favorite sofa! While art speaks differently to everyone, I can offer a few tactics as to how to incorporate pieces into your decor seamlessly and effectively. 

Don’t be intimidated by a gallery wall.  Using a grouping of photos is a great way to play with a large wall space, not to mention you get to use a wide variety of your favorite pieces! Gone is the pressure to narrow down your selection.  Try using a collection of sizes and shapes to create the perfect mix.  A well-done gallery wall is a work of art in itself!

Painting by Jill Opelka, available in multiple sizes – call for details
Pitcher, Salt and Pepper Display from homeowner personal collection

Draw focus to one special piece.  Maybe you have a favorite photograph from days past that you want to feature.  Perhaps there is a painting that you bought and haven’t had the chance to display properly.  Using a special piece to anchor a room is a great way to bring attention to your art aesthetic without overwhelming a space.   

Painting and Candelabras available at Nell Hill’s, Vase available soon
Candles, Blue and White Jars from Homeowner’s personal collection

Tie the art into the room.  Accessories and florals bring the energy of the painting into the immediate space. Taking colors and textures from the art and incorporating them into your decor is a lovely way to create cohesiveness in a room without crowding the design.

Paintings by Jill Opelka – call for details

Think outside the frame. If you find something beautiful that speaks to you, it’s art! I’ve seen women mount birdcages and terrariums to the wall and create an amazing visual effect.  Not every piece of art must be the same medium, color or even material.  Mixing and matching different styles creates a great path for the eye.  This is a great way to really emphasize the ambiance for your area.

Not every piece has to shout! It’s true, not every design needs to be busy and bright. We love to use low contrast decor to create a big impact in a unique way.  Sometimes it is nice to let the eye have a chance to pause when the rest of the room has a plethora of design elements.  It can be a nice compliment to the overall energy of a space to have a relaxing moment to focus on instead of having the art compete with the rest of the room. For moments like these, we recommend use muted tones or traditional elements in your art pieces.

Painting by Jill Opelka – call for details
Blue and White accessories from homeowner personal collection

We are big art lovers here at Nell Hill’s and would love to help on your journey to finding the perfect pieces for your home.  We have an exciting lineup of Artists coming into the store to offer their expertise. Jan Fellers will be joining us during the weekend April 26– 28 to speak about her art and is looking forward to meeting all of you. We are thrilled to welcome Jill Opelka in June as well! Stay in the loop with our upcoming events on both Facebook and Instagram, and let us know if there is a specific designer or artist you would like to be featured at Nell Hill’s!