Has Art Become A Contemporary Home Acquision?
FOR THE RICH AND WEALTHY TODAY, ART PIECES AND PAINTINGS ARE MORE THAN JUST LUXURY ACQUISITIONS OR INVESTMENTS: THEY ARE A CENTRAL COMPONENT OF HOME DECOR.
Over the years, rare art collectibles have emerged as the prima donna in the home décor category. Many new-age homeowners are now creating special art-themed rooms to complement their personal design aesthetics and unique tastes.
Hand-carved motifs, sculptures, eclectic potteries, paintings and brass embellishments are no longer viewed as just ornamental and decorative pieces. They are now used extensively by special interior decorators and art curators, who you can hire to add value to your property, while customising the little nooks and corners of your abode.
Contemporary 3D art sculptures, the newest entrant in the home décor category, are all the rage in the West. In India, elegant rustic accents and jewel toned décors augmented with geometric designs are becoming increasingly popular.
Here are some ways you can spiff up the aesthetic quotient of your home:
- Invest in artworks that inspire you or emotionally engage you. Choose an interior layout that complements the central theme of those artworks. No two rooms have to be the same. For instance, one can be a charming home office in pastels with minimalistic Japanese furniture, while the other room can be a delightful mix of pop culture-inspired elements and colours.
- You don’t need a ‘Monalisa’ to add artistic value to your home. Instead, look at traditional Indian folk art styles like Warli, Madhubani or Kalighat paintings. Add a little golden touch to your homes with subtle gold-toned lamp fixtures, vases or an auric chandelier.
- This one’s for the bibliophiles: Remodel your old book shelf into a stylized new home accessory by adding quirky elements in between the shelves. Dedicate an entire section to your family’s pictures or embellish it with authentic miniature Rajasthani motifs.
- Hire a professional landscaper to beautify your verandah and back porch. Spruce it up with some antique Naga cane furniture or modish Victorian garden chairs.