Art as PopTransitional Entry, Los Angeles
These two paintings by Danish artist Birgitte Lund add a pop of color and make a statement to complement the green topiary of this fresh and light entry.
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3. Update your artwork. When was the last time you picked up anything new for your walls? If you've been living with the same prints and other art for years (or decades), make a date to take yourself to an art show, gallery or student sale and pick out a few fresh pieces that speak to you. New art on the walls can do wonders!
Hanging these two oil paintings on a paneled wall without frames makes for an interesting play on depth and scale. Because the paintings are attached to the raised part of the panel, they almost appear to be floating. More: Clever Ways to Hang Art
Something about this entry made me think of this getup by Oscar de la Renta. In both looks, modernity and edginess are tempered with softness in the form of florals. This is easy to achieve in your home with one or two small changes: the right rug, a little topiary, some smashing art — you don't have to overhaul the whole room to make a bug splash.
4. Add wainscoting. Elements such as wainscoting and board and batten add architectural interest to a nondescript space. Complete the look with simple, attractive accessories to help polish the look.
The paneling running up to the ceiling in this entry is very traditional, but ebony floors and a pair of abstract prints with a brilliant pop of yellow stop the space from being formal. Tip: Adding a bright color into a neutral environment can add tremendous style.
If colors overwhelm you, consider pairing them with gray. Gray neutralizes color, transforming a lively palette into one that is calming. Which of these trends do you plan to use in your home this season?