The writing is on the wall, be it with geometric shapes, cult posters or green hues... and you have to get one for your home.
This year, the message is loud and clear — it’s about going all out with quirky, stand-alone and in-your-face wall art. But, what’s in vogue and what’s not? We get interior designers from the city to lay down the rules...
GETTIN’ UP, TRENDY AND PERSONAL!
“It’s time for walls to go from boring to bold, with a dash of signature styles. The city is imploding with people adding their personal elements to practically almost everything — from bath bombs, to wedding invitations. The idea of wrapping oneself with art that is all about them is not lost on the city either. As Bengaluru-based interior artist Parul Kanodia says, “People want to make a statement with every aspect of their daily lives; which is why the customisation of walls shouldn’t come as a surprise. We do it from scratch, meaning, we help people decide what it is they actually want. The themes can range from vintage maps to battleship scenarios for kids. What started as graphic pop-art for commercial eateries has now seeped into people’s homes.”
MIXED MEDIA REIGNS SUPREME
“If you love the whole DIY look, then creating unique, personal effects with mixed media art, is totally your cup of tea. Treat your wall like a blank canvas and figure out a theme or if you have a featured piece to hang, work around it. Mixed media wall art is a great idea for office decor as you could get great insight into the nature of the business. As Lakshmi Priya, a wall artist in the city says, “It’s about putting together pieces of art in a fashion that make sense. If you want different sized pieces, have a consistent colour pattern. The first thing to consider is the space you are working with. We purchase a larger canvas after creating a mock adding mixed media embellishment as we create a three-dimensional effect. At homes, we usually like to bring out abstract, landscape or steampunk effects.”
INCORPORATE FLOATING SHELVES FOR ADDED EFFECT
“Wall art in interior design helps complete the space by adding colour and texture to the overall design. Floating shelves, cube shelves, cork-board forms create striking wall decor. Cube shelves create an interesting geometrical wall pattern... so go forward by using relevant colours. Floating shelves are made of metal sheets, which appear like thin lines running across the wall — creating abstract patterns. Trending colours are sunshine yellow, turquoise and blush pink. The size of the wall art is very important. View the distance of the art piece. Material of the art piece should be in sync with the other furniture used in the space,” opines Vedika Modi, an interior designer and architect.
GET, SET AND GO GEOMETRICAL
Swetha Shyam Kumar, an interior wall artist believes in going geometric with vibrant colours, “Geometric shapes help brighten rooms. They represent expression that drives us physically and mentally; they embody physical energy to work and be active. There is an interaction with these shapes when closely observed. These shapes when put together with prominent colours calms the body, soothes the eye and gives mental peace. She further adds, “These are the kind of geometric shapes that should be placed in each living room. For a common area where your family spends time together, place geometric shapes to create a positive space and positive energy to make your time more meaningful. Triangles are more suitable for a couples bed room. hexagons or circles soothe a worried mind, so it suits a working place and also for child’s room. The study looks good with squares and diamonds.” And of course there is the tree of life... that imbues meaning.