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Why art accents matter so much in your home

(4 min read) For a long time, art accents were considered an item reserved for the noble-folks; a luxury home art accent that only the most affluent and opulent could adorn their homes with. However, times are changing, and a gorgeous array and versatility of modern wall décor are readily available to hang proudly in our homes.

From replicas of our favourite famous artists’ masterpieces to unique bespoke artwork found at a market, to our very own paintings, mosaic art, and sculptures. We live in a wonderful time where beautiful and unique art is accessible and affordable to all.

But what if I told you art wasn’t just a pretty thing to spruce up your mantelpiece? Here are some amazing reasons that artwork in your home is so much more.

A trio of roses wall art gives the illusion of down lighting
This gorgeous trio of roses give the illusion of downlighting and add a deep beauty to a simple room

1. Art is not only aesthetically pleasing but deeply meaningful

Art enriches our homes with mood, culture and helps in educating our children. In a micro-second, we can be transported to other worlds, see life through the eyes of the painter or subject, and experience beauty and emotion in its rawest form. Artwork means a lot to us, that is why it has never gone out of style, we, quite often, can feel so much more from an artwork than a photograph.

A small artwork by the side bed can lift the mood of a room and inspire you.
Art doesn’t have to be big or garish, even the smallest touches can lift the mood of a room and inspire you.

A handmade mosaic is wonderfully unique, textured and colourful. Mosaic Art by Eileen McDonough Copyright © Mosaics Lab
Mosaics are wonderfully unique, textured and colourful, they also don’t fade and are often waterproof, great for houses with kids! Mosaic Art by Eileen McDonough Copyright © Mosaics Lab

2. Art is accessible to all!

Whether you are 3, 33 or 103, you can gaze at a picture and deem your own meaning from it; you don’t need to be able to read to perceive the stories art tells. Whether the colours lift your mood, the scene reminds you of a wonderful memory in your youth or inspires you to get creative yourself, art is a universal indicator that we see, feel and share.

Mosaic Artwork of a lion by Lorenzo De Rosso Copyright © Mosaics Lab
Art gets everyone together. Mosaic Art by Lorenzo De Rosso Copyright © Mosaics Lab

Wall art can add coziness and warmth to the room
The coziness of this room is tripled by the wonderful array of imagery; gorgeous traditional landscapes send their viewers to another, serene place.

3. Art is a conversation starter

Screen time, busy work/school schedules and isolation are all too common in our modern lives, and families often feel they don’t get enough time together to genuinely connect. Home art accents are a great way to encourage people’s eyes away from the TV or phone, and towards something that feeds the soul. Discussions are inspired by the artwork, whether they are about the origin of the artwork, the way we perceive its meaning or simply what colours we like. It gets us talking.

Modern Mosaic artwork of a black woman tells an amazing story.
Infusing your home with culture colour and storytelling is a perfect way to get heads turning and mouths moving! Mosaic Art by Sicis

4. Artwork makes memories

We all remember that one particular painting or mosaic from our childhood home when we see it again in later life; a host of memories are relayed back to us. As humans, we are very visually stimulated; so filling our homes with artworks encourage emotions and memories that can be enjoyed every day. Did I mention artworks are great for children brain development too?

Mosaic artwork improves brain function, creativity and memory for our kids. Mosaic Art by Mo Rameez Copyright © Mosaics Lab
Surrounding our children with artwork improves brain function, creativity and memory, making it an essential part of their development. Mosaic Art by Mo Rameez Copyright © Mosaics Lab

Artwork of kids' drawings can be displayed as wall art.
Art doesn’t have to be big and framed; as long as it’s there it’s doing its job!

5. Art boosts creativity and health!

Having artworks around us fills negative spaces with texture and colour, making our rooms so much more interesting and vivacious. Surrounding ourselves with artworks that we love inspires us to be creative ourselves and keeps our minds in tune with the arty side of life. Try creating your very own artwork to hang on the walls for a truly personal home; every day will be like your very own gallery exhibit! Creativity is literally good for us; according to RiteAid; “creative pursuits help to build connections in the brain to strengthen cognitive reserve or brain resilience, and subsequently prevent memory loss. Creating artworks can also improve fine motor skills through small, purposeful movements, which may help to prevent pain and stiffness”.

A painting a day keeps the doctor away!

Home art accents in a kitchen can make it stand out
The sleek design of this kitchen is made 100% more homey with these elegant blue home art accents.

Wall art displayed in a living room can transform it.
Art is wonderfully versatile, whatever your style is, there is artwork made just for you.

An artwork is certainly not just a pretty face; it has an invaluable place in any home; boosting creativity, making memories and filling our spaces with true soul food. Remember this when you next go shopping or even consider making your own family painting and customized mosaic!


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72 Comments

  1. Stephanie
    August 28, 2019 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    With two young kids, most of the artwork in my house comes from them! We have a few strings on the wall and clips like in one of your photos for the boys to hand schoolwork on. Anything else is photographs, just like my parents had when I was growing up.

    • August 29, 2019 at 10:26 am — Reply

      It is exactly like one of the pictures in the articles, what an amazing idea to bring to life our kids’ artwork.

  2. Stacie
    August 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    I’ve always been a big lover of art in the home. Art can drastically change the feel of a space.

    • August 29, 2019 at 10:25 am — Reply

      Yes it does and I love the vibes it adds to the living space. Thank you Stacie for your comment.

  3. Cindy Batchelor
    August 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm — Reply

    I love art! I think it’s so important for the home! It makes the most amazing decor and is great conversation starters too!

    • August 29, 2019 at 10:25 am — Reply

      Yes absolutely!!! Thanks a lot for your comment.

  4. Kelley Rene
    August 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    Beautiful! I’m going to work at taking your advice!!

  5. Tara
    August 28, 2019 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    Art is definitely the perfect finishing touch to any room!

  6. kuma
    August 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm — Reply

    I love to have arts in my home and have few paintings of Monet and Van Gogh at home, of course, there are imitation. Please still very nice to be seen around.

    • August 29, 2019 at 10:24 am — Reply

      I love Van Gogh a lot, he is one of my absolute fav. Imitations or not, I think wall art is great.

  7. Norma
    August 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    Art accents give a very unique feeling to a home. Great that time is changing and modern wall decor is available to more people.

    • August 29, 2019 at 10:23 am — Reply

      Yes absolutely!!! I think art shouldn’t be exclusive, i am glad we both agree on that.

  8. Nichelle
    August 28, 2019 at 9:35 pm — Reply

    I agree art is accessible to all. Growing up my family home was always decorated in pictures of us. We had a few pics that I considered art and I was always drawn to the meaning or perception of it. Bright colors gave me the idea the artist was energetic and full of life. I still to this day love art. The more creative, the more in tune I am with it.

    • August 29, 2019 at 10:22 am — Reply

      Same Same…I grew up in an artsy house and art was my go to every time I wanted inspiration. Thanks a lot for your comment.

  9. Kita Roberts
    August 28, 2019 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    I’ve always believed that art accents at home are really essential. Not just to add beauty but also to add relaxing ambiance, too. They simply look wonderful!

    • August 29, 2019 at 10:21 am — Reply

      They actually do and they make the entire difference to a living space. Thanks a lot for your comment.

  10. Arya
    August 29, 2019 at 10:18 am — Reply

    I totally agree, details like these are what make a house a home.

  11. Emily Fata
    August 29, 2019 at 11:29 am — Reply

    I couldn’t agree more! Art pieces have such a wonderful way of adding character to and brightening up a room. I always have art around my house.

  12. Catherine
    August 29, 2019 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    The rose images are absolutely stunning. Good art can completely change the room and vibe…love this!

  13. Sam
    August 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    Art accents do so much more than give us something to look at. It can be inspiring and all the reasons you listed are true.

  14. Melissa L Cushing
    August 29, 2019 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    I truly enjoyed this post and yes… art is such an amazing thing and I love it all 🙂 My daughters art from when she was in Elementary School are some of my most prized pieces and I have them framed and on display throughout my home. Than you for sharing and I may get to painting today 🙂

    • August 29, 2019 at 5:50 pm — Reply

      I am so happy you enjoyed the article Melissa, and yes go get that painting and share it with us if you don’t mind. Super exciting.

  15. Vannie
    August 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    Yes I love hanging wall arts in our house too but more like family-kids styles. These are gorgeous by the way.

    • August 29, 2019 at 5:49 pm — Reply

      Family and kids styles are definitely work. They’re awesome.

  16. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    August 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    You are correct. Art is something which brings out the creativity and skill of an artist. Our houses should uphold that too.

    • August 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm — Reply

      I am so happy you agree Kuntala. Thanks for your comment.

  17. Marjie Mare
    August 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    I love art accents and I have some unique pieces that I bought from my home country Haiti.

  18. Christa
    August 30, 2019 at 12:02 am — Reply

    I am so lucky that I grew up in a house with parents that loved and appreciated art. I truly can’t imagine my home (or my life) without it!

    • August 30, 2019 at 8:23 am — Reply

      I feel the same way Christa, Art means so much to me, so much and I can’t imagine my life without it.

  19. Sachea
    August 30, 2019 at 2:10 am — Reply

    Art brings a whole other dimension to the space, creating textures and lines that wasnt there prior

  20. Rosey
    August 30, 2019 at 6:01 am — Reply

    I love that you have given so many positive attributes to art in the home. I think a space looks lost if art isn’t included somewhere.

    • August 30, 2019 at 8:23 am — Reply

      I can’t agree more with you Rosey, if i can fill every possible living space with art i would.

  21. Laura
    August 30, 2019 at 9:48 am — Reply

    I agree art adds so much to home. It makes it special and unique x

  22. alexandra cook
    August 30, 2019 at 11:39 am — Reply

    I just love the 1st photo. Looks very relaxing. I have to get this oidea if you don’t mind. I’ll be having a Christmas renovation.

  23. Jasemine Denise
    August 30, 2019 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    I love the concept of art accents. I want something that’s going to speak to those who enter my house when they come in. I’m obsessed!

  24. Neely Moldovan
    August 30, 2019 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    I love this! We really tried to be more purposeful with our art in our new house and I am loving it!

  25. Tara Pittman
    August 30, 2019 at 2:53 pm — Reply

    Art is amazing for making the room look so awesome. These are tips that I will be using.

  26. Rachel
    August 30, 2019 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    I love accenting my home with unique pieces of art. I just haven’t been able to commit to ANY decor or art ideas since we moved into our new home! 🙁 LOL

  27. Krysten Quiles
    August 30, 2019 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    Lovely! I love how art can really shape the look and feel of your home. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Yeah Lifestyle
    August 30, 2019 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    I totally agree when you say that art is a conversation starter! We hang our kid’s art on the wall and many a times our guests are curious by it and asks us about them

  29. Lavanda Michelle
    August 30, 2019 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    This is a great post. Very informative, art is super important now that I’ve read about it. Thanks for sharing.

  30. MAKEBA GILES
    August 30, 2019 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    Love this post! I have art around my home and it keeps me inspired!

  31. Courtney
    August 31, 2019 at 1:33 am — Reply

    I’m all about Art I’m my home! I have so many pieces on my walls and they are always such great conversation starters

  32. kumamonjeng
    August 31, 2019 at 2:47 am — Reply

    I love to include arts in my home decorations and I think the paintings can light up the whole atmosphere.

  33. Kate
    August 31, 2019 at 4:47 am — Reply

    I totally agree! I love all the art in my home as it’s pieces we’ve collected from our travels over the years so it all has meaning for us…

  34. Bella
    August 31, 2019 at 6:01 am — Reply

    My folks love collecting pieces of art from their travels and alway try and invest in local painters. They just need more wall space!

  35. eli
    August 31, 2019 at 8:43 am — Reply

    I definitely love having some art to look at in my home when I need some creativity. So important! And it looks gorgeous.

  36. Lina
    August 31, 2019 at 10:06 am — Reply

    Blank walls are, well, only blank walls. But to really give life to a space, you have to consider turning a wall into a gallery. Walls as a gallery are a great way to showcase an art collection while creating a beautiful focal point in a space. Nice blog post

  37. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    August 31, 2019 at 11:11 am — Reply

    I can’t tolerate a house that has no art. It feels empty.

  38. Bree
    August 31, 2019 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Art is so important to have in your home. It’s a great way to bring in character and to express yourself!

  39. Margaret Smith
    August 31, 2019 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Now that my kids are all grown up I need to find a new source for art work. I’m going to have to check out some local shows for sure.

  40. Ana
    August 31, 2019 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    Totally agree, art does add a positive vibe to our home! I love decorating my rooms with aesthetic art pieces . Great post ☺

  41. Sazzadul Bari
    August 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    Oh, that’s so calm art. Really mind-blowing. Among the rest, second one looks very beautiful to me.

  42. Kara
    August 31, 2019 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    I come from a home which is full of art as my dad owned a gallery – my home has a few pieces but is mostly filled with photos

  43. Alysa
    August 31, 2019 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    I love this post! It has really made me consider trying to add some much needed art accents

  44. Heather Castillo
    August 31, 2019 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    Art accents really do make all the difference. I can’t wait to buy our home so I can decorate it!

  45. Lyosha
    September 1, 2019 at 12:22 am — Reply

    Art makes the apartment I totally agree. My friend works in renting industry and she likes telling a story how one hanged print allowed her to rent the apartment she couldn’t find a person for months and also even make the renting fee 10% bigger. I am not sure if it actually was art what helped but I am sure art makes the room more complete

  46. Shannon Gurnee
    September 1, 2019 at 12:44 am — Reply

    It’s amazing how much creativity and vision goes into decorating a room and a home. I love your feature on art!

  47. Anne
    September 1, 2019 at 3:27 am — Reply

    Thanks for the art education. here. Great post

  48. Anne Wright
    September 1, 2019 at 3:46 am — Reply

    I think it makes so much of a different feel about a home when art is incorporated.

  49. Pati Robins
    September 1, 2019 at 3:49 am — Reply

    art in my opinion makes or breaks the space ! love the fantastic examples you have used as well

  50. anne wright
    September 1, 2019 at 4:37 am — Reply

    I wish I had more time and money to be able to add more art to my home. The few pieces I have are leftovers from the hubby. My art is more basic and artistic and not traditional art

  51. Priya
    September 1, 2019 at 6:27 am — Reply

    And now i’d love to redo my home interiors and add nice art accents to it. Such a lovely read and thanks for the inspiration.

  52. Candy Rachelle
    September 1, 2019 at 7:04 am — Reply

    This made me love arts more! Aside from aesthetics and serves as a hobby, doing arts really improves our health!

  53. alexandra cook
    September 1, 2019 at 10:34 am — Reply

    thanks for the information, this is really helpful, i got a lot of ideas, thanks for sharing :))

  54. Ceci Rey
    September 1, 2019 at 10:48 am — Reply

    I love art! With that being said, you would think I would have more art on my walls. It is the difference between a house and a home. Thanks for the inspiration!

  55. Catherine Santiago Jose
    September 1, 2019 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    Nice post and I really have a great time reading this article. I love art because its really gives a different vibes at your home.

  56. Kiwi
    September 2, 2019 at 3:19 am — Reply

    When I move I am definitely focusing on art accents in my home. I am into art a lot and I want my art to pop more so pinning this!

  57. Bree
    September 2, 2019 at 11:22 am — Reply

    Art is a great conversation starter! I believe every home should have some art!

  58. Chelsea Messina
    September 5, 2019 at 9:19 am — Reply

    Art can transform a space completely. Great post, and beautiful artwork

  59. Mommy Sigrid
    September 5, 2019 at 9:42 am — Reply

    I so agree about the accents! They give a personal touch to different spaces. I just wish that our home is not so dusty, I would love more stuff to decorate our rooms. 🙂

  60. Anjali Poddar
    September 6, 2019 at 1:02 am — Reply

    Amazing Artwork and Amazing Collection. The best one is trio of roses though! Truly wonderful!

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