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Improve Your Home Decor With Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Sep 25th 2014 at 11:11 AM

When you are shopping for a new home, take a look at the walls of the house. Are the walls bland? Do the walls lack color and make you feel dull? Is there any room for framed paintings on the walls?

When home shopping, you're not looking for a home as it is, you're looking at its potential. That potential includes opportunities to improve the atmosphere with framed art. Are the walls exposed brick? Perhaps stone, wood, cement or some other material? What kind of decor can enliven your living area and inspire you every day? How can you add color and life to bland or dull living spaces? Consider where you can hang paintings on the walls and how they would affect the overall look of a room. How would paintings fit in with the overall flow and design of your new home?

Imagine contemporary landscape paintings throughout your home. There is variation enough within this genre to find a fit for any wall in any home. Each one tells a story - just like your home itself.

These pastoral or nature-based paintings improve a home's overall atmosphere. They can connect your imagination to nature, start a conversation, and provide you with inspiration in your life. They typically show the physical world around us and often include natural features such as lakes, forests, creeks, trees and flowers. The sky is an important element in landscapes and helps set the mood of the painting.

Many are also painted in plain air or outside at the location of the place the artist is painting. This can give the work a more realistic and natural look and feel. They are often done as oil paintings, giving each one a uniquely textured appearance.

Contemporary landscapes might feature signs of people's impact on the natural world such as bridges, roads, buildings, and dams. They are considered to be extensions of nature by many cultures, and have a soothing and relaxing effect. Looking at a landscape can calm you down after a stressful day. They are an excellent choice of decor if you have high amounts of stress in your life. They will not only relax you, but make you think about the natural ebb and flow of time and make you realize about what is really important in your life.

Contemporary landscape paintings, like a new house, can be viewed as an investment. Like your new home, they will gain value over time because they are unique. Unlike most homes, if you like your painting, you can take it with you if you decide to move. They are soothing, inspiring, can create conversation, they are unique and gain value over time, and add appeal and charm to your home. They are a great home decor option.

So as you shop for a new home, try to visualize which landscape you'd put up on those walls!

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