Making our homes look artsy is something that many of us aim for. Perhaps you want your space to reflect your love of all things creative, you’re a decor connoisseur, or you just want to add a bit of your personality into your rooms. Whatever the reason is, there is always the underlying concern that you’re going to bring too much clutter into your home. How much is too much, and are there any ways that you can make a statement, without losing that minimalist vibe? Here are 6 ways that you could go about it.
#1: Hang art on the walls
The first step towards an artsy home is – you guessed it – putting art on the walls. You don’t have to be a full-time artist with an impressive collection of original Lucien Freud paintings in order to pull this off; you just need to pick out some prints that you really like and put them in the right places. Whether it’s photography, a framed picture of an artist that you love, or a copy of a painting, what’s stopping you? You can also find unique pieces in thrift stores if you’re not sure where, to begin with, this, so keep an eye out for some cool art. If it’s on the wall, it’s not cluttered.
#2: Be clever with wallpaper
For those looking to make a statement with their decor, wallpaper could be key. Pick out some bold patterns that can be teamed well with your existing furniture and vibe, and make an accent wall. This way, you’ll be able to make your space look unique – and pretty busy – without actually having clutter everywhere. There are plenty of patterns out there so you could have a whole rainforest spread across your walls, or simply some geometric patterns. Whatever is going on with your wallpaper, you can rest easy knowing that the chaos is only on the walls.
#3: Utilize storage space
When you’re trying to achieve that artsy look in your home, storage is super important. When you’re shopping for furniture and other pieces, think wisely about where you’re going to put them, and how they could be used to reduce your clutter. For example, a small coffee table with a shelf underneath it is ideal for books, and it means that you can put these things on display, too. Extra storage is a must for those looking to avoid clutter, so be clever about what you can do here. The less space that is needlessly taken over by stuff, the better!
#4: Use statement pieces of furniture
Needless to say, furniture is the one thing that we all need, no matter how much you’ve decluttered. However, if you want to make a bold statement with your furniture, then why not do so? Again, the more daring here, the better, so check out some prints and styles that could be good for your pad. Western style furniture, for example, is unique and bold and will contribute to an artsy look throughout your home whilst still leaving you a lot of space. Pick a statement piece of furniture, position it well, and make it the focal point of a room in your home.
#5: Make sure that everything has a purpose
Without wanting to sound too Marie Kondo, everything in your home should serve a purpose, or at least, give you some sense of happiness. This is the same if you’re a little bit artsy and you want to put this into your home; do you have books that you’re not interested in anymore or prints that you’re just tired of seeing on your walls? Keeping your home ever-changing is key to making sure that you don’t just collect clutter (and dust), so ask yourself whether your items actually have a purpose. If they don’t, then reserve that space for some art that does.
#6: Think about what you can elevate
OK, OK. We know what you’re thinking; we’ve been talking about walls quite a lot here. However, if you want to make sure that your home doesn’t look too cluttered, then the best thing to do is to elevate your furniture. Instead of having a floor lamp, maybe put some fairy lights around your walls. Instead of bookshelves, use wall shelves, to save yourself some floor space. Again, you’ve got to be pretty inventive here, and do what you can to get rid of the clutter, whilst still creating that look that you’ve been trying to attain. The walls hold all of the answers!
So, if you want to make your home look artsy and clutter-free, then keep these 6 things in mind!