A painting is more than the sum of its parts,”.. the cow by itself is just a cow, and the meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you’ve got magic.
― Wendelin Van Draanen
What comes to your mind when you hear the word art? For some, art can be a form of liberty, an unearthing of personal truths. Others view art as a medium where stories are caged; it waits for someone’s gaze to be freed. Having recently renovated our new home, we view art as an expression of emotions through a visual form such as an art painting or sculpture – the perfect way to invoke emotions and share stories with guests.
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When it comes to designing your home interiors, the right piece of art painting can transform and complete a room, giving it a fresh breath of life. This is where LivingwithArt Singapore comes in handy. Housing one of the most extensive art paintings collection in Singapore, LivingwithArt has art pieces ranging from abstract, modern contemporary, minimalism, floral, nature, cityscape to fengshui and many more. They even offer art painting customisation so as to complement your home interior design. With this, let us share some inspiration to help you choose the artwork for your dream home.
6 Ways to Beautify Your Home with LivingwithArt’s Art Paintings
1. Go minimalist with monochrome art paintings
Minimalist homes have been trending of late, in which the main mantra of minimalism is simplicity. Going by the “less is more” approach. A monochrome art painting boasting similar qualities appears to be the perfect partner for minimalism, completing a clean modern look that conveys simplicity, purity, and peacefulness.
Be it an art painting of your favourite animal, nature, or cityscape, the beauty of black and white artwork is that it is timeless and suits all types of home interiors. Do check out LivingwithArt’s wide range of black and white art prints here.
2. Present your life philosophy through landscapes
Not only does art speak to you, but the art you choose to display in your home speaks of you – who you are, how you want to be seen, and how you want people to feel in your space. Landscapes are very effective when it comes to telling stories of how you view life.
The everyday painting of the Big Apple traffic may perhaps depict your ambition and the progress that you value. Its grey hues, similar to concrete, work well with industrial-themed homes. On the other hand, art enthusiasts may love to own an art painting inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone. The bright, twinkling stars juxtaposed against a melancholic blue sky above a sweeping shoreline is a work of art, with its rich, deep hue suiting a traditional European home decor.Besides traditional canvas-based paintings, LivingwithArt also carries metal art, which use treated metal as a base and paint or enamel to create the images. The free, uplifting movement that this hot air balloon metal art shows is perfect for a whimsical-themed home, while its distressed metal base would look great with the vintage interior style.
3. Add colour and personality in an abstract fashion
Arguably one of the most popular interior style in Singapore in recent years, the Scandinavian theme has minimalism at its core and emphasises artful yet functional furniture design with lots of natural light. Neutral colours, often all-white, comprise the colour palettes while incorporating natural elements like wood, fur, ceramic, or fabric.
To break the monotony, introduce a pop of colour with furniture or art pieces. This fascinating vase from LivingwithArt’s Murano Glass collection is perfect for that. Predominantly white with a unique, eye-catching design, a piece like this can add texture, personality and colour to your space while blending in nicely with the room.
“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
4. Create statement pieces with an art clock
With the fast pace of city life, checking the time often comes with the feeling of being rushed. This art clock, however, is reminiscent of gentle ocean waves sloshing against the feet of verdant hills. The vibrant yet relaxing colours work well with the cool neutral tones of a coastal interior style.
Art clocks combine both beauty and function, with a wide range available on LivingwithArt’s website. If you are on the fence about what colour palette to use for your space, perhaps the hues of this art clock can provide you with a colour palette for a cohesive design.
5. Unleash the sense of passion and creativity
As art elicits an emotional response, it can influence you, your mood, your productivity, even your mindset. That being said, it is essential for parents to choose artwork that can positively impact their kids.
This lively wall art painting boasts a busy and colourful space scene that inspires children to grow their imagination and think creatively. The red hues will ignite their passion to dream big, and the yellow and orange tones will imbue them with comfort and happiness. Maybe this will even inspire them to be an artist! Who knows, they could very well be the next Da Vinci or Monet. This piece is the perfect addition to your child’s bedroom or playroom.
6. Introduce natural elements into your home
Living in a bustling city means having limited exposure to nature in its pure form. Incorporating natural elements in your home decor is an excellent way to break the monotony of concrete, steel, and plastic that surrounds us every day. Research via Harvard Business Review has shown that gazing at something green such as the natural environment, or even on a screen saver, can help to improve productivity and attention. Depending on your preference, the forest treetop or the green meadows will both work wonders.
We absolutely love these two art paintings that caught our eye when we were browsing through LivingwithArt’s gallery at Tan Boon Liat building. The colours of the trees and shimmering gold borders contrast superbly against our dark grey feature wall, fitting well into our modern luxe theme. It’s best to have a theme in mind before shopping for your art pieces, otherwise there might be too many options to sift through!
LivingwithArt’s team of in-house artists is composed of talented individuals with a great passion for the craft. Chen Yi Xi works with watercolour and illustrations, his works mostly inspired by trips overseas. Pham Van Trong’s intense, impassioned strokes add dimension and character to the landscapes, often bordering on abstract. On the other end of the spectrum, Wan Yue paints calm and relaxing landscapes, with an abundance of mountains and water. Wang Miao specialises in feng shui and floral pieces but is able to handle a wide range of works including abstract to realistic art paintings as well. If you love a customised art piece, feel free to have a chat with the team!
The beauty of art lies in its versatility. It can be the last puzzle piece that completes the look of your space, or it can be the pièce de résistance, the statement piece of your room. Whichever way you choose, we are pretty sure that you will find an art piece that speaks to you at LivingwithArt.
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