Introducing art to your home

Artwork can completely transform a space. A great print can be the spark a room needs. Here are a couple of tips to help decorate your house!

1. Space awareness

When you’re picking your art for the house bare in mind how much space you have and what room the piece is going in. Consider colours, the personality of the room and other decorations that are already there. As a rule, I hang pieces I love in my bedroom or personal space but put pieces I want to make a statement in other rooms.

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Cassandra Yap: Blown Away
2. Stay limited
Prints are another great way if an artwork is too expensive. Even then Prints can look great! However I wouldn’t buy a print that was mass produced, I love prints that haven’t been part of a huge run. If you get a print that hasn’t been printed in mass, the value of it will go up when they run out.
3. Mix it up
You can hang your prints in clusters of small pieces. This can really make a large blank wall look great. Play about with different heights, change the width between the pieces and toy around with the frames. Just keep your space between prints consistent!
4. Size
Before you go out and buy a massive piece you should think about where it’s going. A small and subtle piece will definitely be lost on a large wall! If you would like to place a small piece on a big wall go back to the cluster idea! Prints come in all shapes and sizes so it shouldn’t be too hard to find one that isn’t too expensive.
5. Paint it yourself
There’s nothing more personal than actually painting your piece yourself. It’s a great conversation starter too and you can really show your thoughts in a piece. It might even work out cheaper too! There’s plenty of guides and videos online that can help you too. Check out My Reeves and see what advice you can find there.
6. Go monochrome 
Monochrome themes let you play with different styles of art! A black and white theme allows your furniture and room accessories to be the bold colourful items in the room.
7. Pick a theme
The subject of your artwork is also really important. You should try to keep a theme going in each room. It wouldn’t make much sense to have a pop art piece about balloons and then a grey drawing of a cat. As an example, animal prints sit great beside pictures of maps.
8. Lean
A clever way to introduce artwork to your house is by leaning it against the walls rather than nailing it into them. So, for example, lean a piece on top of Chester drawers.

Introducing flowers to the home

There’s quite a few functional decorations we can put in the house. The house plant and flower are great for your house. Not only do they purify the air, their presence makes you mentally and physically healthier. They’re also helping in creating a relaxed environment and can highlight any room. There have been studies that show flowers and plants actually reduce peoples blood pressure, anxiety and encourage creativeness in people! 

Here are a bunch of beautiful plants and flowers you should consider adding to your home. 

1 – The Aloe plant

The aloe plant has a number of healing properties about it. The gel can soothe burns and cuts and it can help improve the air quality in your house. It clears pollutants found in chemical cleaning products that get into the air. When these pollutants become too much the plants leaves actually turn brown. 

2 – English Ivy

One of the best plants you can get to filter the air. It’s also one of the most effective when it comes to absorbing formaldehyde. It’s a really easy to grow the plant and can be hung or put in a plant pot. I personally prefer it being hung. 

3 – The Rubber Tree

The Rubber tree are great for cleansing the air too and is one of the easiest plants to grow. 

4 – Peace Lily Plant

This pretty little plant is low maintenance. It doesn’t need much help to grow and can survive in shade and cooler temperatures. They also help get rid of those toxins in the air. 

5 – The Garden Mum

Nasa’s plant of choice because of how good they are at removing toxins. The plant is really inexpensive and can remove ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene.

6 – Dracaena 

There are more than 40 different kinds of Dracaena plants. This makes it pretty easy to find one for your home or office. There really beautiful plants, great for decorating! However, they are toxic to cats and dogs. 

7- Ficus / Weeping Fig

This plant can grow to 10 feet tall and it loves bright indirect sunlight. It has some serious air cleaning abilities too! it removes benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. 

8 – The Boston Fern

These plants have to stay moist and prefer to live in humidity and indirect sunlight. They are easy to grow though and can remove formaldehyde and xylene. 

I personally think we should all introduce a couple of plants into our homes. Aside form them being great highlights to any room they provide so many health benefits that we’re missing. 

Why don’t you look at Bloom Magic and see what they have to offer!

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