1. Go Natural
If the space is lacking natural light, try artwork with natural themes (flowers, foliage, trees, etc.). In other words, bring the outdoors inside and pair with a natural wood or gold frame.
2. Go Bright or Go Home
Choosing artwork with bright color palettes is another clever way to lighten a dark space. If you deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression, surrounding yourself by bright colors like yellow is a proactive step you can take to fight the blues (pun, intended :) )
3. Combine texture with patterns
"Intruding Cinnamon" 30x40 in. oil painting
4. Less is more
Wall space will reflect light. Avoid over-cluttering a wall with too many pieces of art. You can accomplish the same effect with larger art instead of a dozen smaller pieces.
5. Add some shine
Look for artwork with metallic finishes, gold/silver leaf, or gloss varnish to amp up existing light in the space.
Lavish Goldenrod 16x20in oil painting
Do you have any additional tips? I'd love to hear them!
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