Our apartment is in a very good location. But the walls of our apartment are a mess. We covered some of them with painted boards, but now we want to get some art on the walls. Our problem is that we have little money to spend and we don’t know what to buy. I had an idea: I could write a blog about ways to transform an apartment walls into a gallery.
Good art is expensive, but there are many ways to fill your walls with pictures without spending money. Here are some ideas:
1) Get pictures from magazines and stick them on your wall with tape or glue.
2) Buy used books and tear pages out of them for collages on your walls (this one can get expensive if you use first edition books).
3) Turn your walls into part of a diorama (make tiny models of city buildings and landscapes and arrange them on your walls).
4) Put up posters and stickers (stickers are cheap if you get them from other countries).
5) Get old photos from flea markets and cut them into pieces so that they look like abstract paintings (note: this can be time consuming but will give you more freedom to express yourself).
We are going to create a gallery out of your apartment walls.
What you will get in return is quite simple: the opportunity to invite people into your home and show them how much you care about art.
So, come one, come all! Everyone welcome!
The tools and equipment are very simple… but you may need some art supplies if you don’t have any. You can use anything you like, even any old stuff you have at home. You can use markers, crayons, paints, yarns, etc.
Art is not just a decoration of the apartment. It can change the whole feeling of your living space. No matter if you rent or own – you can add some art with little money to your walls and change the overall ambiance.
You can get something new to look at every day, and make your home feel more cozy, creative and inviting.
There are plenty of ways to start building a collection of artworks for your walls: get a gallery-worthy piece from an artist friend, pick up cute prints from Etsy, build a collection of photos or create something yourself.
In this blog I will share with you my thoughts on how to hang art on the wall in different ways and lending your empty walls an entirely different look.
I have always been an art lover. I love everything from faux painting to sculpture and from vases to old toys. I am also a hardcore fan of music, specially rock and roll. The best way for me to understand the feeling of a place is to get an idea about the artwork inside it. For that reason, I decided to start this blog where I will talk about my experiences about how to transform an apartment or a house into a gallery where you can feel the vibe of the place’s owner.
Art is a way to change the way you look at things. But it can be hard to find the right art for your apartment. You might have a favorite artist, but then how do you find that same style on an affordable canvas? Or maybe you love art but don’t know where to begin your own collection?
This blog is a resource for anyone who wants to decorate their apartment with art, or just learn more about art in general. I’ll be highlighting artists I like and showing how they can be used to complete your space and add character. My hope is that by sharing my passion for art, I can help others find the pieces that will tell their story and make them happy.*
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” -Henry David Thoreau*
The art lover’s desire to see his or her favorite works of art is so strong that he or she will go to great lengths to satisfy it, even if the result is a bit unorthodox.
We are all familiar with the standard ways to display art work in a home. A small picture can be placed on a table or shelf. Larger pictures can be hung on the wall. Of course, we are also familiar with the effect that these “conventional” locations have on our appreciation of the art work. When we look at a picture hung on a wall, we judge it not just as a picture but as an object in its proper setting. This can be very effective, especially when we consider that most people don’t appreciate what they have hanging on their walls! But there are times when conventional methods of displaying art simply won’t do. Sometimes we want to see more than one piece at a time; sometimes we want to change the location from time to time; and sometimes we just want some variety!
What follows is a discussion of some unconventional methods for displaying your treasured art works. Some of them may not appeal to everyone, but all offer something different from conventional approaches.
Art Deco is a style of visual art, architecture, interior design, and decorative arts that were most popular during the 1920s and 1930s. It was inspired by many sources and syncretically drew from Cubism, Constructivism, and Futurism.
Taddeo Gaddi (c. 1290 – 1366) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance best known for his work on the frescoes of the Arena Chapel in Padua.
The Arena Chapel has a series of frescoes depicting scenes from the Old Testament, painted to complement its famous sculpture group by Donatello (begun in 1425). The series was not completed until some years after Donatello’s death, when Andrea Mantegna (1431–1506) joined Taddeo in the execution of the remaining scenes.