Great Outdoors: 4 Ways to Bring More Art Outside
Celebrate the idyllic days of summer with art you love. Read on for a few of the benefits of infusing your yard, patio or garden with more modern art…
1. Make a Statement With Strategic Placement
When you live in an indoor/outdoor space, consider the view from outside. Framing a favorite figurative painting or statement photograph for optimal view from an outdoor dining table or courtyard offers an unforgettable focal point while helping integrate your interior and exterior styles.
If you have a backyard studio, look to contemporary art for an automatic upgrade. Featuring a bold abstract painting, print or photograph in your workspace can help recharge its creative energy while providing another place for sharing the art you love.
2. Say it With Sculpture
Plant some modern metal sculpture in your yard or garden for visual appeal all year around, even after the greenery has gone.
Art always makes for a great opener. You’re sure to stir a visitor’s interest when you feature a modern sculpture at the door. (Image: Design by the construction zone, ltd., photo by bill timmerman, Courtesy of Houzz)
3. Grow Your Own
More texture, dimension and fresh color can be yours this summer! Vertical gardening allows a chance to create a wall of living art, while saving on floor space, making it an ideal choice for small urban spaces as well as sprawling tropical oases.
4. Provide Continuity and Contrast With Color
When you live in a modern home filled with furniture and art that’s very visible from the outside, color can be a valuable tool for tying it all together. Complimentary or continued color helps provide a more even flow between inside and out, while contrasting colors can be used to keep your artwork front and center.