Decorating your home with sculptures can be a lot of fun. Sculptures can be great statement items to place around your home. They can transform the energy of a room and serve as conversation starters for when you have guests.
Sculptures can be big or small – they include floor-standing sculptures, table-top sculptures, wall sculptures, and hanging sculptures. It’s really up to you as to which types of sculpture you choose.
That said, there are a few decorating rules which will help your sculpture to create the right impression. Below are just 5 tips for decorating with sculptures.
Decorating Your Home With Sculptures
Match the style of your home
You should try to find sculptures that fit the rest of your decor. If you’re decorating an old-period home, be wary of placing a modern art sculpture in a room unless there are a few other modern features.
Similarly, you should avoid placing a more period sculpture in an otherwise modern room. Try to keep your sculpture in harmony with other materials in the room.
If a room contains lots of wooden furniture, a wooden sculpture such as this kinetic sculpture could be a great touch. If a room contains lots of stone, consider adding a stone sculpture.
Don’t be afraid to go colorful
Sculptures don’t have to be white, grey, or black. In fact, if you’ve got a neutral-colored room, a vibrant red or green sculpture could be ideal for adding a pop of color. You may be able to match this with other small pops of color such as making curtains, cushions, and a rug the same color.
Give your sculptures space
Sculptures need to be given space in order to stand out. Placing a sculpture on a cluttered shelf may cause it to blend in with the clutter around it. If you’re placing a sculpture on a surface such as a shelf, try to avoid placing too many other items on that surface that could distract from it.
Similarly, make sure a floor-standing sculpture isn’t wedged into a corner with lots of piles of other stuff – ideally you want to put it in an empty corner or alcove where it has nothing to compete with.
Consider the energy of the room
Decorating your home with sculptures can be energizing, while others may be more calming. Sculptures containing hard angles, bright/warm colors, or figures in action can all be energizing – they are best suited to rooms where there is a lot of activity such as dining rooms or kitchens.
Sculptures incorporating soft shapes, neutral/cool colors, and sleeping figures tend to be more calming – they are better suited to rooms where there is a lot of relaxing such as bathrooms or bedrooms.
Try putting some sculptures outside
You could also consider adding some sculptures outdoors. This could be anything from terracotta gnomes to geometric metal shapes. Outdoor sculptures could help to liven up your backyard. You may also find that you have more space to play around with – you could consider a few larger sculptures outdoors.
Final Thoughts on Decorating Your Home With Sculptures
Now you have quite a few ways of decorating your home with sculptures. Did any of the ideas resonate with you? Share your ideas and comments below.