For the last several years, online art sales have risen at incredible rates. Valued at $1.57 billion in 2013, the online art market is now valued at $4.22 billion and is expected to reach $8.37 billion by 2023. With the rise of visual-based media outlets like Instagram, it’s becoming easier than ever to browse art online and find inspiration wherever we go. As both an art-lover and maker, I’m always interested in seeing how our culture’s visual tastes shift and grow, so I’ve done a little scouting and compiled my discoveries for 2019 art trends into this post. I won’t pretend to cover all the bases (that would be quite literally impossible), but I will invite you to read what I have and hope the information will serve you well!
Do you ever find yourself in the middle of a conversation with someone and suddenly realize you don’t actually care about whatever it is you’re discussing? Not in a rude way, just in a “how-are-my-neighbor’s-lawn-mowing-habits-really-enriching-my-life?” way. Well, if you do find yourself there, noticing is half the battle. The other half is replacing small talk with big talk—conversations worth having. Thankfully, art happens to inspire great big talk.
If walls could talk, we’d probably all be in big trouble… Thankfully, they can’t.
That’s why we decorate them: to tell our stories the way we want. Every decision we make in the decorating process adds another layer to the narrative, and it only takes a few simple design choices to craft an engaging novel.
Every great room has one common denominator: a fabulous focal point. It’s where your eye naturally wanders when you behold any great space. Similarly, every cozy room shares one simple element: inviting textures. So why not start with cozy fiber art as the focal point? By letting your focal point inform the rest of your design decisions, you can create a cohesive space that feels considered and warm without over-embellishing. Continue reading “Design Tips for Fall: Using Fiber Art As Your Focal Point”