Different than just adding to your artwork collection, choosing the right artwork for an interior space can have a significant impact on its overall look and feel. It's important to consider the style of the space, the dimension, the color palette, and the mood you want to create. Artwork can also be used to create a focal point in a room and tie different elements of the space together.
There are many different types of artwork that can be used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a room. Below are five common types of artwork used in interior spaces with some examples of how they can be incorporated into different design styles
Paintings are one of the most common types of artwork used in interior spaces. Ranging from abstract to realistic style, the colors can help to center a room or accentuate a space.
For those who collect paintings as artwork, it's always exciting to see your piece displayed. In Bekkan, we placed classic Japanese artwork within each private dining room to accentuate the space. Following the space size, the artwork is made long to make the room feel bigger.
2. Freestanding Sculptures:
Sculptures are three-dimensional artworks that can be made from a variety of materials, such as stone, metal, or wood. They can be placed on a pedestal or stand on their own. Depending on the size, smaller free-standing sculptures can also be placed on the table and create an accent.
An example in the Podomoro Park project would be placing sculptures on the credenza tables between sofas
Photographs are another popular type of artwork used in interior spaces. They can be black and white or color and can feature any subject matter. Don't forget to have fun with the photo frame to expand the dimension and create a different impact.
If you were to implement a few photographs on one wall, choose a theme, select the right frame, and determine the layout. Experiment with different layout options to find the most effective arrangement. You could create a symmetrical grid, a salon-style arrangement, or a free-form layout that follows the shape of the wall. In Panahome, we implemented photographs in the living room. We placed a few photographs vertically stacked on a symmetrical grid to create an accent in the midst of the mirror wall.
A mural is a large-scale artwork that is painted or applied directly onto a wall or other permanent surface, such as a ceiling or floor. Murals can be created using a variety of materials, including paint, tile, mosaic, and other mixed media.
Murals have a long history and can be found in many different cultures around the world. They can be created for a variety of purposes, such as to tell a story, celebrate a historical event, or express a political or social message. Murals can also be created simply for aesthetic purposes, to beautify a space, or create a sense of atmosphere. Murals can vary in size from small paintings to entire buildings or walls. They can be found in many different locations, such as public spaces, schools, museums, and private residences. Murals are often created by professional artists or community groups, and they may involve collaboration with local residents or other stakeholders.
Overall, murals are a powerful and expressive form of art that can transform the look and feel of a space, convey important messages, and contribute to the cultural identity of a community. A big statement piece is a mural we created for one of our projects, Senshu, a high-end Japanese restaurant. The mural sets the tone for the entrance of the restaurant as well as alluring the customers through the long hallway.
5. Wall Sculpture: Different than paintings and photographs, this type of artwork is dimensional and adds depth. A wall sculpture is a three-dimensional artwork that is designed to be hung on a wall. It can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, stone, and glass.
Wall sculptures can be either relief sculptures, where the design is carved or molded onto a flat surface, or they can be freestanding sculptures that are mounted on a wall. Wall sculptures can vary in size from small pieces that fit into a hand to large-scale installations that cover entire walls. They can be created in a range of styles, from abstract and modern to traditional and representational. Some wall sculptures are meant to be purely decorative, while others may have a functional purpose, such as a coat rack or a shelf.
We used big wall sculptures within our hotel projects. For example in Pakubuwono Residence, we've placed wall sculptures as statement pieces that make the space a luxurious feel.