Artwork of any kind has a way of sprucing up the image of a home. However, it is the artsy quality and colourful aesthetic of vintage retro artwork that can make even the most boring of spaces feel welcoming and fun. Further, we’ll be looking at 5 examples of how retro art can change the face of your homes:
1. Colour amongst monochrome
Retro artwork can provide a splash of colour amidst monochromatic home interiors. This image features a great example of this phenomenon. While most of the surroundings have been finished in several shades of grey – including the furniture – it is the artwork that provides colourful accents to the space. The whole space may have looked boring without this centerpiece.
2. Patterned graphics
Retro art comes in a number of styles, but most notable is how this type of art can emulate smaller patterns within a larger image. This is exactly what has been done in this image. The abstract form of the girl contrasts and complements the single-toned surroundings in a stunning way. It’s crafty, fun, and adds a lot of visual interest to the overall space.
3. Comes in understated colours as well
While most people associate bold, vivid colours with retro art, it also comes in understated colours as well. As long as it has an eye-catching subject and a specific style of execution, this artwork can come is all hues. So, even when you want to maintain the integrity of your simple spaces, you can use retro art to emulate a chic, artsy vibe anyway.
4. When paired with creative accessories
Retro art can also bring out the best in your homes when it is matched with similarly quirky accessories and furniture. Of course, the colour scheme of such pieces doesn’t have to be fully vivid – you just need the aspect of uniqueness to make it work. The end table and couch cushion cover in this image are a good example. You can easily see how the artwork brings out the best in them.
5. Especially transitional spaces
Transitional spaces such as corridors, foyers, and entryways have a knack for remaining bland. You can make them colourful and stylish by featuring a classic retro style artwork on one of the statement walls.