Canvas Art Adds to Theme of Home Decor

Home decorating can be frustrating and challenging for those not trained in interior design or those who lack a natural talent for decorating. However, with the many choices in home decoration now available on the market, you can find canvas art to suit any taste or style you may wish to portray. When choosing decor for your space, its important to start with a general idea or theme and then pick your wall art to enhance the overall style and personality of the room.

Among the most popular items for decorating a home or office is canvas art. It gives an art gallery type of effect and the prints or canvases tend to jump off the wall and give the viewer a better depth perception. You will want to choose a canvas that compliments the mood and tone of the space and can be based on the purpose of the room. If its to be used for relaxing or for a specific task, such as cooking, then your art choices should suit the rooms purpose.

The use of color in your canvas art goes a long way to setting the mood of the overall room decor. Neutral colors, such as browns and cremes or soft blues and greens are great for a calm and relaxing atmosphere while vibrant hues such as bright blue and yellow or red will create a feeling of excitement and action in your space. The colors and themes you choose in your wall decor should compliment the purpose of the room. For example, the use of wine and cuisine art in bold colors is perfect for a kitchen that’s always full of laughing people and helping hands. While in children’s play room, you might choose primary colors and bold prints to stimulate little minds. For your bedroom retreat, you might choose subtle shades of blue, green and cream to create a soothing and relaxing place to rest and rejuvenate.

Many people assume canvas art must be hung over furniture, but this is far from being the only option. Hanging wall decor vertically will give the room a sense of added height, while displaying your wall art horizontally will give the illusion of width and tends to be more calming in nature. You can even choose a diagonal display to add excitement to the arrangement and create conversation points. If you choose to hang your art over furniture, a rule of thumb to remember is the canvas or print should be no more than 75% of the width of the piece of furniture. By using an odd number of pieces, you can create a sense of symmetry and this appeals to a large number of people and can create a focal point in the room. Most important of all, choose canvas art and other decor pieces that showcase your personality and the mood of your home.

Interior Decorating and Home Decor With Native American Indian Art

Since there has been a trend in recent years towards more earthy color tones for interior decorating, Native American Indian art can fit in nicely as part of home decor. Most subjects used in Native American Indian art tend to be focused on nature whether the pieces are prints, carvings or pottery. Colors tend to be earthy shades of browns, reds, blacks and yellows since the main raw materials are wood as in carvings from the Pacific Northwest region and clay from the Southwest. Even painted wood carvings or pottery tend to have natural colors often found in nature such as greens and blues. All of these colors work well with the more natural styles of interior decorating today.

The Pacific Northwest region which covers the states of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia (Canada) and the southern part of Alaska, produces some excellent Native American Indian art in the form of wood carvings. This is not surprising since the Pacific Northwest is abundant with forests which have provided the wood as raw material for the region’s Native American Indian art. The wood is sometimes painted in striking colors or just stained with natural looking browns. Either way, such pieces fit in perfectly in rooms with earthy color tones. I have seen walls of living rooms, bedrooms, office den rooms, hallways and even bathrooms enhanced with Pacific Northwest Indian art in the form of both prints and wood plaque carvings. The Pacific Northwest Native American artists also make some of the most striking aboriginal masks in the world which are also suitable for hanging on walls.

Native American Indian art as home decor helps bring in an atmosphere of nature in the overall interior decorating of a room. This is because of their natural colors and also their subject matters which tend to be animals such as eagles, bears, thunderbirds, killer whales and salmons. Pacific Northwest Native art in particular gives homes in that region a local flavor. Many homes in this part of North America have this type of artwork as part of interior decorating. This style of Native American Indian art is still relatively unknown to many parts of North America and the rest of the world so for homes outside of the Pacific Northwest region, a nice wood carving can be seen as exotic treasure brought back from a homeowner’s travels. Check out some examples of Pacific Northwest Indian art either in a gallery or online and imagine how a piece or two can be part of your home’s interior decorating.