“The true work of art is but a shadow of divine perfection” - Michelangelo.
Art is as old as time, as sincere as sunlight. It takes one form or another, diversely and pleasantly available in our lives, and the world at large. Art adds texture and brings character to our home. In this article, we share with you reasons as to why you must have art in your home.
1. The Definition of Art
Art is different from the machine-manufactured products we have at home. A lot of time, effort, and thoughts go into creating a work of art and it cannot be finitely defined because it is not bound by parameters or elements that measure up to any standard. It is a showcase of our own personality. In other words, it is art that defines who we are, and not the other way around. Incorporating art into our home decor means adding more than just a touch of ourselves into our home.
2. Life in Space
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Deep within every individual, there is an instinctive drive to be creative. Art is the exploitation of our creativity, integrated into our expression of emotions, thoughts, and self-awareness. So why not address our inner artist and decorate our home with art? In every home there is bound to be available spaces where no furniture or appliance will fit; and this is where art comes into play. Wall art especially, chosen correctly can bring life to our home. When choosing wall art, the aesthetic feel it brings does not necessarily have to match the furniture around it. It can be stand-alone, yet still appealing to the homeowner; and some more bold and extravagant than others.
3. Home is Where the Heart Is
Our home is our haven, our sanctuary of bliss. Whether after a long day at work, or even from a long holiday away, we look forward to being at home, to relax, to laze, to be detached from the world. We spend at least a third of our lives being at home, so why not make your home more you? What may seem like just a splash of colours, a random scenery, or a senseless abstract, as long as it resonates with who you are, and it makes your home a tad bit cozier, it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else. You do you.
4. Of Mental Health and Therapy
The process of being creative and acting on our need to be artistic is proven to be therapeutic, and a great way to care for our mental health. There are even scholarly articles about the link between art and mental health. We recommend that every homeowner embrace their artistic nature, and create or introduce their own idea of art pieces into their home. There is no rush in producing or choosing art, because the process matters as much, if not more than the end product.
5. Perfect Imperfection
We do not have to look for a perfect art piece to suit our home.Well, that’s because there isn’t one, and that’s the beauty of it. The imperfection that art brings to our home is what makes it a perfect addition. It brings balance to the ideal arrangement of home decor that we seek. Art makes us human.
6. A Cause to Support
As homeowners we would never opt for fake furniture or home appliances. It should always be the same for art! Aside from adding flair to our home decor, getting original art for our homes also means supporting the artists and their respective causes. We at Kismet Decals feature an array of artists who design wall decals from their respective homes, and all have a cause to pursuit. One of the artists whose designs are available is Floating Lemons Art. You can read about our collaboration with them in our blog section, where we ask them and other artists about art and their inspirations.