Pop Art: Liven Up Your InteriorInterior Design & Decor
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You're flamboyant and larger-than-life. You're an eclectic mish-mash of David Bowie's unorthodoxy and Freddie Mercury's eccentricity. And you need a style of interior design that matches up to your level of energy. Art Deco is fun, but far too geometrical: you prefer more abstract forms. Scandinavian designs are far too pristine for your taste, and Victorian style houses are simply too archaic. You're looking for the style that communicates to one and all your unique personality.
Pop art originated in the 1950s in the Western world as a foil of sorts to fine art. The art style draws references from commonplace objects, lending it mass appeal. Some of the more famous pop art images you might have seen are multicoloured soup tins, or a pair of rainbow-coloured lips. The colour palettes used in pop art are vibrant, even garish and is the ultimate marriage of retro and futuristic elements. Incorporating pop art elements into your house is fairly simple: all you have to do is allow your imagination to run wild. Read on below to find out how
1. Contrasting colour schemes: Pop art is all about wild contrasts and mismatched colour schemes; so go forth and match colours and accents that are traditionally not used. If you are not a fan of loud interiors, then you can have whitewashed walls with artworks and paintings of pop art figures and objects. Visually, the contrast of white walls with vibrant paintings emits a youthful and energetic vibe. Pop art also works well with other styles: if you already have an industrial-style decor, you can mount colourful paintings to act as a contrast against brick walls.
2. Cool artifacts and fixtures: Pop art is all about turning seemingly mundane objects into extraordinary items. Decorate your living space and bedroom in interesting artifacts, such as this clock fashioned into a frying pan. Given that the art style takes its references from popular culture, you are free to decorate the walls of your room with a pop art style portrait of your favourite actor, singer and movie.
3. Interesting words and typography: If you have a favourite quote or verse of poetry, you can now feature it on your wall, as an interesting alternative to the usual practise of images or paintings. Take a cue from the house below:
4. Statement furniture: In an art style whose colour palette is seemingly endless, how can furniture be any regular old shade of beige? Play around with pastel coloured furniture, especially if you have whitewashed walls, and see for your the world of difference a dash of colour can make to any interior! As far as the shape of the furniture is concerned, break away from the mold of traditional shapes and add in a few twisty chairs and tables here and there.
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