A house becomes a home due to many different factors, but one that often plays an important part in the process is the use of works of art and images around the walls. Applying favourite pieces around rooms can bestow an individual and familiar touch to the place, bringing out a personal creative flair or simply an appreciation of artistic endeavour. Bare walls can sometimes look a little empty or in a period of transition, whereas the addition of pictures can help to make a space more comfortable and a bit more like a home…
A whole range of new design ideas perfect for helping out with this fundamental idea of home furnishings can be found at Dotmaison. The above Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase by Jan Davidsz. de Heem, for example, has been beautifully recaptured by the innovative designers at IXXI. Based around a creative process involving printing on individual cards and then piecing them all together, the IXXI cards are simple to put up and look after. Simply using a hanging strip and sticking material – with no hammers and nails needed – you can soon enjoy a beautiful image in the comfort of your home.
Of course the application of art and design need not be restricted to the classics (no matter how creatively updated). The range of wall art from Ferm Living proves this with these delightful Mini Stars Wallstickers. Able to transform a room in minutes, the vinyl crafted stickers are supplied flat on an A4 sheet and can be stuck to dry flat surfaces easily and securely. A bright and cheerful look can be made quickly and easily.
Actually framing images on the wall is a more traditional way of bringing art into the home. But even this process can be updated with intelligent new designs that rethink the essentials. Take the Prisma Multi Photo Frame by Umbra for example. Available in two tones of copper and brass, photos will always stand out with this display unit. Able to hold three 5×7” photos when horizontal or two 5×7” photos when vertical, the frame is ideal for mounting on the wall and can also be be free standing. This versatility and easy convenience makes it a real winner for smart and stylish displays.
The Illustrate Frames from by Lassen are also ideal for displaying prints and photographs. Available in black and white and two different sizes, the minimalist frames allow the selected print to do the talking. Crafted from lacquered aluminium and featuring slim borders, the frames are wonderful either on their own or as part of display including both sizes. Perfect for creating a unique art display and exhibition in your own home.