Buying and collecting abstract art is a popular hobby among many around the world. Those who do purchase art, naturally wish to have it up on display for others to experience. This is at least so in most cases. If you have recently procured some new artwork and might want to display it within our own homes. At the same time, we might already have a home full of artwork that we have bought and collected over the years.
This begs the question; how do we put it up? Rather, how does one mix and match abstract art in a living space?
Mixing and Matching
When it comes to mixing and matching your artwork for display, it really isn’t rocket science. It is more about your own visual or aesthetic sense and what in your mind comes together as appealing. If you’re not sure how to start however, some of these tips might help.
One way to display your abstract artwork in the home or living space is by putting images that are complementary either by way of shape or by way of form within range of each other.
The way this works it when put together, you establish an ongoing theme in a sense. Further, if it is a complementary theme you are going for, do take into account other color elements of the space and see how well the work you’re putting up agrees with the overall décor.
Another very simple and standard way is to put together artwork that in a sense is a strong contrast to say the work next to it. You could even take into account other spatial themes here and put up work that stands out against whatever backdrop you’re working with.
Using contrasting imagery and color tends to jolt the person observing the same back and forth making each painting look even livelier.
Lining and Clustering
If you like structure, simply lining the abstract side by side could also work. Once you have put up and established your baseline of well spaced artwork, you can proceed to put up other work around your larger pieces.
The lining provides structure and the cluster, visual stimulation and variety.
Go with your Gut
This last concluding clause is the most important. If you see abstract artwork for sale and end up buying some for yourself, you might sometimes do this simply because you feel the work speaks to you. This is going with your gut. Funny enough, recent theory does suggest that the gut is a second brain of sorts!
Go with your gut, experiment with different combinations and positions. Take your time doing the same. Chances are, you will eventually come up with a way to mix and match your work that appeals to you as well as those who visit!