The Art of Wellbeing
With the Easter Bank Holiday quickly approaching The Affordable Art Fair team have provided some top tips on why welcoming art into your life will not only enrich your home but also your wellbeing so kick back, relax, and discover!
In addition to the visual benefits of making a statement, tying a room together and adding personality to your space, for a lot of people art makes a house a home and leads us out of our day-to-day lives. Studies have shown that experiencing and enjoying art helps to decrease our stress levels – with many of us juggling hectic schedules it can be a brilliant tool for creating a calming environment to help us switch off at home.
OUR TOP TIPS
1. BRING THE OUTDOORS IN
Recreating the great outdoors in your artwork selection with serene landscapes or magical forests can be the easiest way to escape your everyday stresses. Alternatively, consider choosing sculpture that incorporates materials such as wood, or handmade ceramics to bring natural textures into the home.
2. STAY COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED
Consider a calming colour palette of neutrals like greys, creams and browns to create a relaxed interior. Decorating with a reduced palette in your home, not only means your artwork, furniture and accessories are sure to complement each other, but the overall effect will be easy on the eye and sure to inspire relaxation.
3. ART FOR THE HEART
Decor that tells a story is one of our most-loved interior trends and our favourite rooms are the ones full of meaningful things – whether they are gifts from a loved one, souvenirs from the trip of a lifetime, or an artwork that brings a childhood memory to life. Select your art from the heart and you are guaranteed to love it for years to come.