WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WALL ART AVAILABLE AT HABITAT?
Here at Habitat we believe that home is a way to express ourselves - and what better way to display your individual tastes than courtesy of striking wall art? Art is a way to manipulate a space through content, colour and texture, and we have everything you could ever need to start your own gallery, from posters and prints to framed pieces of art.
The key thing to remember is that art should be chosen from the heart. Home decor itself tends to follow certain rules in terms of mixing certain colours or design periods yet, with art, you have the freedom to be a little crazy, make more eclectic choices. As long as you like it, that’s really all that matters.
WHO DESIGNS AND PRODUCES HABITAT'S WALL ART COLLECTIONS?
But what do you like? Melanie Mikec creates charming illustrations for Habitat, specialising in a mixed media style that plays with colour - a favourite with both children and adults. Trained architect Eliza Southwood is another of our artists, with a technical approach to composition that clearly derives from her architectural background. David Fleck works as an architect, yet is also famed for his illustration. As with Eliza, his training is reflected in his work, with a clear passion for art, people and cities conveyed through each of his works.
Jayson Lilley is a British contemporary artist who incorporates the practices of painting, collage and printmaking. Tamago Buddies consists of two award winning London based designers, Mami Kim and Joe Hardy, while Leah Flores is an artist who brings together her love of photography and illustration to create adventurous designs. Hetty Haxworth is renowned for her abstract prints, inspired by patterns found in nature, particularly from the coastal landscape. The beauty of her work can be found in the way she investigates the delicate juxtaposition of colour, form and line. Lisa James is admired for her ability to work in mixed media, from digital art to artisanal work such as embroidery and painting. Finally, there's Jazzberry Blue (don’t you just love that name?), who creates ultra modern artwork for the ‘mind, body and spirit’. Does any of this sound like it belongs on your wall?
WHICH ROOMS CAN YOU DISPLAY WALL ART IN?
If that’s a yes, and you think you’ve found ‘what’ to hang, then you might be starting to think about the ‘where’ factor. At the end of the day, it’s really up to you - but here are a few tips. A serenity-inducing piece of art is ideal for hanging in the bathroom - something to gaze upon as you sip wine amidst the bubbles as the candlelight flickers. Hallway art is a great way to welcome guests, while simultaneously showcasing your tastes to visitors the moment they walk in the door. In the living room, a statement piece of art is impactful above a mantelpiece or, if you don’t have one to hand, then art is a wonderful way to take attention away from a large TV. The latter might be a modern necessity for many, but even the sleekest, most expensive designs shouldn’t be the most visible item in the room - trust us on this.
Elsewhere in the house, art can provide an intriguing conversational piece for the dining room and, speaking of places we eat, the kitchen can also benefit from a picture or two; it’s a room that we spend a lot of time in, therefore it stands to reason that we want it to look as inviting and attractive as possible. Finally, posters and prints in the bedroom are a perfect way for children to display their own sense of style and personality, yet art can also promote a sense of calm. If you sometimes find it hard to relax, look for colours that evoke peace and tranquility. Attention to detail can be all it takes to set the mood for a good night’s sleep.
WHAT STYLES OF ART DOES HABITAT STOCK?
No matter your artistic tastes, Habitat artwork covers a variety of periods and genres, from abstract, modern creations to the latest contemporary posters and prints. If you prefer retro art, we offer that too, not to mention pieces that explore atypical techniques - it’s not all about paints, pencils and pastels. Explore our range of 3D art, metal wall art and wall sculptures. If your home decor is on the old-school side, don’t be afraid to add contrast in the form of today’s artwork - blending old with the new can be beautiful. Likewise, if your home is all minimalist-inspired with fuss-free furniture and clean, white walls, a ‘messy’ artwork can actually be the icing on the cake. After all, the unexpected can be incredibly enchanting.
WHAT OTHER ACCESSORIES CAN YOU USE TO COMPLETE THE LOOK IN YOUR ROOM?
The right piece of artwork can help to bring all the elements of a room together - but what exactly are the elements you should consider? Home accessories, such asand ornaments, are perfect ways to subtly pick out colours from any pictures on the wall. Likewise, sculptures and can complement wall hangings, be it through their colour, shape or form. and throws are simple additions to any room, yet they can make a big impression. If you have a grey sofa, yet the artwork behind it depicts shades of pink, then we suggest draping a throw across the back of the sofa, in similar hues, to really help make the art pop.
Need a few more ideas? Read our blog post on how to create a feature wall. When it comes to interior styling advice, It’s practically a work of art.