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Decorating with Modern Art

Add a focal point and conversational interest

Art in any style is a welcome enhancement to a home. In addition to adding beauty, a piece of modern art can create drama, interest and emotion in a space. The colors, shapes, brushstrokes and composition evoke a feeling, with their movement, energy and form.

Often people add art as the finishing touch to a room. Another very effective design strategy is to start with a piece of art and then design around it.

A hallway with a calming piece of art and dramatic lamps. Art can create interest and emotion in a space.

Modern Art comes in all forms and shapes

When we think about art for our homes, we tend to think about wall art – flat art painted with watercolors, oil paint or acrylics, and most often we hang art on a wall above the sofa or fireplace. 

There’s so much more to modern art, including sculpture, collage, found objects, ceramics, and glass.

Modern art can be created in any medium, in most any size and shape. It can be calming or energizing, monochromatic or brimming with color.

A living room with modern sculpture. Modern art is more than wall art - including sculpture, collage, found objects and more.

Furniture as Art

The most prominent piece of modern art in a room can be something we don’t even think of as art – such as a sculptural chair, a dramatic rug, a striking chandelier or an unusual coffee table.

Focus your rooms with a piece of modern art this season. It will reflect your personality and pull a room together beautifully.

A living room with sculptural chair. The right furniture can serve as its own form of modern art.

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