Just as the clothes you wear are an artistic expression of your personality; your home is a reflection of your taste. And it’s true that the interior of a home says a lot about its owner. This is why decorating with art that speaks to you and that tells a story, is highly important when it comes to making a house a home. As leading interior designers in the UAE, Smart Renovation use meaningful art in each of their projects, here’s why.
As well as providing visitors a window into your psyche, displaying art that makes you feel good, is certain to brighten your mood. Investing in the ‘feel-good’ factor of your home is important for your health and well-being. Too often we’re focused on eating healthy food and exercising, but we forget the impact that our homes have on our mental health. Art is a good way to instantly improve the atmosphere and feel of a room.
Living in a transient country, quite often our villas can feel cold and lifeless. But by using art on the walls, the rooms can be injected with life and colour. Not only that, but you can use art to tell the story of how you came to be where you are now. Whether that be a print from one of the famous artists from your hometown, or a one-of-a-kind piece you’ve picked up along your travels. Art transcends time, becoming a link to both your past and future.
A good investment
Once you’ve found something that really speaks to you, it’s likely that it will continue to do so in years to come, meaning the right art is a worthy investment. With certain items there’s also a chance to make money later down the line or to create a family heirloom. Although, that’s not to say that you need to spend a fortune on art for it to look great. For just a couple of thousand dirhams you can pick up a beautiful piece that speaks a thousand words.
Where to shop?
There are several places to shop for art in the UAE. We particularly recommend browsing the galleries in Alserkal Avenue, where you can find pieces to suit a range of budgets. There are also a few art galleries in DIFC where you can look for pieces that spark joy. If you’re on a budget, there’s Mente Art Gallery in the Oasis Centre, which stocks a variety of unique pieces at wallet-friendly prices.