How to Give Art and Home Decorating Advice

When buying original abstract paintings and art, your friends want honest decorating advice. It’s hard to be clearheaded when buying art with so much to look at. So while shopping for abstracts and other home decor items with friends give constructive opinions on their art and design choices.

Encourage friends to look at original abstracts and home decor items that will enrich their lives and inspire them. Your friends tastes in abstract paintings, contemporary artwork and home decor may be different than yours. They might not normally choose the bold colors you would to bring a space to life. They may like antique furniture and neutral tones and think that abstract art won’t mix well with what they have, but abstract art goes with everything and hanging modern abstract paintings gives a home layers of depth.

If a friend is heading down a path of blandness in home decorating, you won’t hurt their feelings if you give them a few colorful alternative art and design options. Giving well-thought-out advice to a friend who may need a home decorating intervention can be fun and will save your friend from a possible decorating disaster.

The abstract painting Unmade Bed shown above is a textured acrylic with green, blue, burgundy, pink and yellow blended together. Morning light streams through the windows as the sun rises, waking me from a restful night. Throwing off the blankets and I begin my day. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24". 

Colorful Abstract Art Influences My Day

I love bold colorful abstracts with lots of texture and dynamic brush movement across the canvas. I love abstract paintings that shows a depth of emotion and meaning with an intensity of color, using varying shapes and sizes of brush strokes mingled together.

The original abstract art I hang on my walls affects how I feel. So it’s important for me to consider if the abstract painting is inspiring, uplifting, calming or contemplative so I can choose in which room it should hang. Colorful contemporary art is my antidote against grumpiness and bad weather. When I’m decorating I select original paintings for the walls first, because the art I chose focuses the design for the rest of the room.

I always ask myself if the modern abstract wall hanging I chose gives me an inspiring boost, in which case I want it in my living room, kitchen, or any main area of the house. If the composition is more calming then the bedroom will be the right place for a contemplative piece of art, so I can go to sleep calmly and wake up gently.

The abstract painting Connected shown above is a textured acrylic with blue, purple, green, red, orange and yellow. Bold brush strokes connect and overlap with thick textured paint colors expressing the feeling of connection within ourselves and to each other. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

My Abstract Painting Obsession

I paint colorful abstracts as gifts for friends and family, then I discovered that painting bold modern abstracts gave me a unique opportunity to express myself and I kept painting big experimental canvases all the time. Luckily my family and friends are happy to receive my experiments in original abstract art and incorporated the bold paintings in their own decor.

If you want to paint wall art for loved ones, plan to paint several canvases. There is a cost savings to buying stretched canvas and larger paint jugs in bulk. Then there is the fact that modern abstract painting is addictive. Once you’ve made a small collection of colorful textured canvases you just want to make more. So you can easily use up the excess art materials just by painting more bold abstracts.
The creative affliction to constantly want to paint more contemporary abstract art is a good thing, especially when one sister wants the modern abstract painting you just gave to another sister. Now here within your own family you’ve found your first customer and all of a sudden you’re an abstract painter with a small business.

The abstract painting Waterfall Valley shown above is a textured acrylic with red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Vibrant oranges and reds show the sun setting on a lush green valley between several swirling blue waterfalls. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".