16 reasons why you should invest in art for your home

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A quick, creative, and easy way to inject a bit of color and energy into your interior is with artwork. And please don't automatically think that means you have to hang a traditional oil painting or a conservative landscape! We are talking more about creating unique, personalized pieces of art, hanging decorative wallpaper to make a bold feature wall, or even getting your children to paint a whimsical mural in their bedrooms. 

There are countless ways that art can spice up a room and show off some of your personal taste. And to start with, here are 16 of them. 

1. Oil paintings to match and accentuate brightly colored furniture for freshness.

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2. Showcase your favorite art piece and by using it over a whole wall.

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3. Abstract paintings are great to bring together all of the colors from around a room.

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If you are also looking to update the entire color scheme of your home, then ask an expert interior decorator what's the best tones and textures for you. 

4. Wallpaper with repeating motifs will add a youthful, playful touch to a room.

5. Stackable cups or decorated porcelain add personality.

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6. Brighten up dark walls with contrasting colors.

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7. Large paintings complement neutral toned furniture.

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8. A whimsical mural would be any child's dream come true for their bedroom.

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9. Artwork can still be monochromatic, just remember to play up contrast.

10. For a bold look, enlarge your favorite photo to fit an entire wall.

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11. Decorative wallpaper is a more subtle wall to bring in pattern and color.

See a range of different wallpaper options here

12. For an opulent look, frame old family portraits or paintings in gold.

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13. Or look to the streets for inspiration and layer up graffiti style fonts and textures.

14. This colorful dotted pattern completes this home office in a more polished, refined way.

15. A large humorous deer painting helps save this interior from looking too somber.

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16. Together with the right lighting, a piece of contemporary art can really brighten a room.

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Besides these 16 reasons, we think that art is simply worth the investment!

Don't fret—the list doesn't stop here! See these 20 other art pieces you can use to enhance your home

What artwork do you have at home? Tell us about your favorite pieces below. 

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