While choosing artwork for your home is intensely personal, it’s still possible to identify styles that are gaining or waning in popularity, especially among online art shoppers. Changing your artwork can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of your home without necessarily dinging your bank account as deeply as buying new furniture or remodeling.
Among the styles that Sandra Chandler, trend expert and lead buyer of Art.com, an online art marketplace, expects to see more of in 2019 are:
• Maximalism: Chandler says the embrace of minimalism and Scandinavian design is beginning to loosen, with people more interested in bright colors, graphic patterns and mixing textures and patterns. She suggests a large-scale painting or a gallery wall that covers an entire wall to replace art with neutral colors and simple materials.
• Pink: Chandler says the #Me Too movement, which has placed more emphasis on what it means to be female, has also led more people to incorporate more bright pink into their homes.
• Wellness and escapism: Art can be used to help turn your home into a calm escape from the turmoil of the outside world. Chandler says more people have been searching for art on her site for prints that symbolize tranquility, solitude and nature. She recommends nature-inspired colors and patterns.
• Metallics: Mixed metals have been popular in kitchens for a couple of years for door pulls and handles, along with metal cabinets and tables used in different parts of the home. Chandler says copper and rose gold are especially popular. She says shiny metallic prints can bring this trend into your home beyond using metal frames.