How To Use Art To Improve Your Space

Sharron Tancred from Tailored Artworks shares her top five tips for styling your interior space.

Large walls demand large artworks

Large walls are best balanced with large artworks proportionate to the wall’s dimensions. Small objects in large spaces tend to be swamped, resulting in nothing more than clutter. A large artwork is your best opportunity to create a really amazing focal point and a ‘soul’ for your space.

How to REALLY do a TV Wall!

TV Walls are notoriously difficult to decorate, especially if your TV is resting on a low cabinet. You can balance small artworks above and either side as long as you work with the lines at hand, but this can also create an unsettling clutter. While wallpaper can also work, it is still only a patterned or textured void. A great solution, and not as expensive as you might think, is a hand painted, original wall mural that will balance the entire wall space.

Use canvas shapes to connect and soothe the lines in your décor.

Use art to correct your architectural lines and balance the spaces that they create – Your space is divided up by mainly horizontal and vertical lines, which, if disconnected, create an unsettling jumble of disjointed shapes. Well sized and proportioned artworks are your opportunity to correct line and shape imbalances. End result, a space brimming with wow factor!

Unite all your colours with art!

Art is your biggest opportunity to unite all of your decor colours in the one amazing space, essential to good design.Art is the effective use of paint where hues can be lightened, toned, deepened or saturated as required, giving your space sophistication and balance. Simple!

Confirm your style and theme with your art

In decorating, art sets your style and theme but if you are not emotionally invested then it won’t speak to you and you may easily tire of it.Match your art style to your space be it minimalist, romantic, abstract, contemporary or expressionist, etc.

Tailored Artworks can help you create the perfect art piece for your home. Visit Stand 3C21 at the Brisbane Home Show or see Sharron daily at the DIY Stage

For more information on the Melbourne Home Show, visit

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