Today’s guest post looks at the role art plays in the way we decorate our homes. If, like me you’re a child of the 70’s you may have had a J.H. Lynch print in your home. They are back in vogue, so watch out!
We’ve all heard the phrase, but when it comes to decorating your home it couldn’t be truer. In fact many will start with a painting or print and design the rest of the room around it. The beauty of this whole concept is that you can go all out and buy an original piece, or you can pick up a bargain in the form of a vintage print or even a more modern print from a department store.
Something I have noticed a lot of lately, especially since the rise of vintage and second hand shops, is the popularity of mass produced 60s prints such as J. H. Lynch’s ‘Tina’ and Tretchikoff’s blue faced ladies. Admittedly, this style is not for everyone, but we’ve all seen them and like it or not they are creeping back in to fashion and our homes. Paired with a good sideboard or perhaps a reconditioned vinyl player, you can really bring a touch of 60s chic to your home.
Some more retro favourites are prints by pop art pin ups Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, which again can be picked up on a budget from pretty much anywhere, as long as you’re not looking for an original piece of course. These pieces compliment a more neutral, simple décor, looking especially beautiful on a bright white wall. Or if you want to take a bit more of a DIY approach, a friend of mine once, very carefully, covered her downstairs toilet walls with pages from various comic books, with surprisingly fabulous results.
Moving on to the more modern art, we have seen Banksy take over not only our streets but our living rooms. A quirky way to display his work is in sticker form, giving it a much more authentic feel and perhaps giggle factor when you tell guests that Banksy himself broke in to your house and did a spot of decorating for you!
If paintings and fancy artwork aren’t your kind of thing then another great way to introduce a bit of artistic flair into your home is by framing, something, anything, and sticking it on the wall. One of my favourite ways of doing this is to take a really simple frame, and stick an iconic film poster inside it, like Pulp Fiction, or a Vogue front cover of anyone from Audrey Hepburn to Twiggy.
About the author: Jodie Houghton writes on behalf of The Furniture Market who specialise in high quality, fashionable furniture that doesn’t break the bank. Please visit http://www.thefurnituremarket.co.uk/ to view all our ranges of beautiful furniture.