Artwork is an important element of any home décor. It adds a personal touch to your living space, creates a focal point, and can make your home feel more inviting and comfortable. But beyond just aesthetics, there are so many benefits to having artwork in your home.
Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider adding some art to your walls...
Beautiful Art Lifts Your Mood
First of all, artwork can have a profound impact on your mood and emotions. Studies have shown that looking at art can trigger the release of dopamine in the brain, which can help to reduce stress and increase feelings of happiness. So, if you're feeling down or anxious, simply taking a few minutes to appreciate a beautiful painting or sculpture can help to lift your spirits. We love a good Bonbi Print for lifting our mood, I mean how lovely is this 'Look Up, Look Down' Print? It's bright and reassuring message is great for grounding you in those lower moments.
Other's Creativity Encourages Your Own
In addition to improving your mood, artwork can also help to stimulate your mind and encourage creativity. By exposing yourself to different styles and techniques, you can expand your artistic horizons and develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the world around you. This can, in turn, inspire you to be more creative in your own life, whether that means taking up a new hobby, trying a new recipe, or simply approaching your work in a more imaginative way.
We love it when our customers find inspiration from the incredible artwork we sell, there's nothing like hearing "Now I have a Garden Birds Tea Towel (by Becca Thorne), I'm always peeking out the kitchen window to see what I can spot whilst I'm doing the dishes."
Artwork creates connections
Artwork can also help to create a sense of community and shared experience. We find a lot of people in Devizes are very proud of where they live and often gravitate towards the beautiful prints of Caen Hill Locks by Michael Paul Lewis as well as our Devizes range of goodies which was illustrated by Rebecca from Love Your Nation exclusively for us! We've also had a customer tell us that the Caen Hill Locks print in particular inspired a little stroll down the canal, something they hadn't enjoyed in ages.
Also, whether you're hosting a dinner party, having friends over for drinks, or simply enjoying a quiet night at home with family, having artwork on your walls can serve as a conversation starter and a way to connect with others. By sharing your love of art with others, you can create meaningful and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.
In fact, Becca Thorne's eye-catching Linocut Prints are always winners when it comes to starting conversation, there's just so much to talk about from the vast content to the intricacies of Lino Printing itself.
Art is so beautifully... you.
Finally, artwork represents you. It connects you to the world around you which is a great investment in your own sense of identity. Owning pieces that you love and that have sentimental value can be incredibly rewarding.
Whether it's inspiring your future like the Bonbi Forest 'Do Your Thing' Print above, remembering a loved one or giving you that warm feeling of nostalgia, connecting to a piece of art is such a special moment that you deserve to be able to experience it in your own home time and time again.
One piece of artwork that sticks out as giving me those warm feels is this Teapot & Tulip Risograph Print by Printer Johnson that makes me think of my Great Aunt's kitchen which is beautifully decorated just as it was when she moved into her home back in the 60s! Not to mention, she always has an apple of the side ready for four-legged visitors too.
There are many benefits to having artwork in your home. From improving your mood and stimulating your creativity to fostering community and creating meaningful experiences, art can add richness and depth to your life that is hard to quantify.
So, whether you're a seasoned collector or simply looking to add a few new pieces to your life, don't be afraid to embrace the power and beauty of art in your home.
Don't forget that we have a huge range of artwork in store on top of our online collection which you can find here.
Or pop in to our lovely store Monday to Saturday between 10am - 5pm to get the full experience and check out our store exclusive products!