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Make a Splash with Custom Art in Your Interior Design

When I design a room in a home, the art I include is the final touch. It pulls together all the elements to complete the space. I think a room without art is like a garden without flowers. Sure, it works, but it lacks that wow factor that elicits “oohs” and “aahhs” from everyone who visits.

People often ask me about how to choose art for their home. There are indeed a lot of options available. Anyone can buy off-the-shelf art at a home design store or online. But custom art in your interior design plan takes it to the next level. It picks up main colors as well as more nuanced accent shades, and can help patterns work together. It also balances the room and offers movement, rhythm, and variety. One piece of art can perform a lot of functions!

Custom Art In Your Interior Design | Interior Design Dallas | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Custom Art In Your Interior Design | Interior Design Dallas | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

One of the reason to use professional interior designers is they are experts at knowing what will “work” and what would distract. I’ve been doing this a long time and I have a huge contact list of local studios. I regularly commission them to create custom art for interior design projects. I can bring them swatches of fabric and paint samples and they use that in creating their original pieces of art.

This becomes particularly important when you’re looking at multiple pieces of custom art in one room. They must not only work with the decor, but also work together.

Custom Art In Your Interior Design | Interior Design Dallas | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Custom Art In Your Interior Design | Interior Design Dallas | Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Since most of the interiors I’m creating tend toward a transitional look, I commission a lot of contemporary, abstract pieces. These work well in modern spaces. Of course, a more traditional room also benefits from custom art for its interior design.

The range of options available from both local and national artists is truly staggering. There are tens of thousands. The ability to cull the options and know who creates quality pieces is another reason my clients value my help. I’ve worked with some of my studios for years.

I’d love to hear your thought on custom art – are you a fan? Have you commissioned any pieces? Leave me a comment below or continue the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest!

Are you interested in incorporating custom art into your home’s interior design? Call us today at 214-641-7897 or use drop us a line here.

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