Choosing Art + Accessories to Compliment the Home

Balancing bold with quiet: Choosing artwork that compliments your aesthetic

It’s pretty incredible + awesome what a fresh coat of paint can do.  Whether on the wall or on a piece of furniture, a new hue can instantly change the look & style.

I love bright & bold colors, but I don’t enjoy color overload.  In small doses it works. A vomit of too much color – not so much.

Where a vibrant hue is introduced it should equally be balanced with quieter, softer, more neutral colors.  There needs to be the quiet with the crazy.  Let the bold ‘speak’ and the quiet ‘enhance’, to create an interesting + engaging composition.

When I chose to revamp my latest furniture makeover, I chose a dynamic hue of ‘kelly green’ but knew that it would be surrounded & layered with neutrals.  The cabinet is the statement piece and the layers are what makes it breathe.

Each element that surrounds the cabinet needed to be methodically chosen to magnify the cabinets beauty but allow the eye to rest.  It’s the balance of fun & calm…

Furniture Makeover: TUTORIAL ON HOW-TO PAINT FURNITURE; before & after cabinet transformation by www.jennaburger.com

When it came time to choosing ART + ACCESSORIES, I felt it had to be subtle.  Not understated, but quieter.  Whatever was chosen had to compliment, not compete.  As much as the cabinet is a statement, the artwork + layers of accessories needed to be strong but in a different way than the strong of the bright color green.

What to put on the walls with a bold color, like this green beauty, was tricky.   A quiet wall color for the backdrop was a must and artwork that enhanced the intense green would pull the entire composition together.

It’s truly all about balancing the bold and the quiet.

Finally these beauties came into my life…

Balancing bold with quiet: Choosing artwork that compliments your aesthetic

Thanks to the many creative talented artists at Minted, there is no shortage of options.

Bold & Bright.

Quiet & Neutral.

Everything at your finger tips.  The only difficult part is making a decision. 

Balancing bold with quiet: Choosing artwork that compliments your aesthetic

With custom art being unattainable for many due to budget & resources, Minted makes it easy by connecting artists with those looking to fill their walls with beautiful, meaningful custom creations.  A nice bonus is that many of the prints are limited edition art and only a certain number of prints are produced. To me that makes each piece of art more special and unique. You and 5000 don’t have the same artwork on the walls of your home…

And let’s not forget how wonderful it is to support these artists to build their business and gain exposure.  I just love it!

Balancing bold with quiet: Choosing artwork that compliments your aesthetic

The two prints above the cabinet are Tradewinds and Weathered.  They have a cohesive thread, but were created by differing artists.

This new vignette is in my master bedroom, which has a serene, soft aesthetic.  Another reason why the bold green works so well.  The other colors in the space are shades of white and hints of plum, so the selection of this artwork was perfect.

Balancing bold with quiet: Choosing artwork that compliments your aesthetic

The artist who created Tradewinds shared this thought,

“I find sometimes the simplest stroke, laden with just the right value of pigments can invoke a feeling, or memory, or inspiration. This color study invokes the imagination. The colors are inspired by the ripples of the ocean as the trade winds play, the reflective sparkle of the sun on the waters surface, and soft hints of pink coral and colorful fish swimming beneath!”

I couldn’t have put it any better.

About Weathered,

“This mixed media piece explores varying degrees of opaque and translucent color, amidst layers of overlapping brushstrokes that create a warm yet weathered texture. I was inspired by the the various and ever-changing textures and palettes around our small hobby farm, including a chicken coop made from aging weathered barnwood, rusted vintage metal license plates, and acres of trees and foliage.”

Such beautiful words.

Balancing bold with quiet: Choosing artwork that compliments your aesthetic

All my artwork from Minted are such treasures because you can truly feel the artists love + devotion for their work shine through in each of their creations.

I’m thrilled with how this cabinet has evolved as my style has changed over the years.  And I am equally happy with the elements that surround it to enhance it’s beauty!

Balancing bold with quiet: Choosing artwork that compliments your aesthetic

DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A SPONSORED POST WITH MINTED.  ALL WORDS + OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.

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