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    Sculptures vs Art Prints

    When decorating with sculptures vs art prints, there are many differences and similarities you will need to consider. But first, are you decorating the room around the art? Or are you decorating your room...

    When decorating with sculptures vs art prints, there are many differences and similarities you will need to consider. But first, are you decorating the room around the art? Or are you decorating your room with art?

    “The medium is the message.” – Marshall McLuhan

    Marshall McLuhan’s words ring true in the art world as they do in popular media. Different types of artwork carry different messages, meanings and have a different impact on decor.

    Decorating With Sculptures

    A sculpture makes a statement. While you can buy paintings and sculptures in the same category, such as erotic art, having a sculpture says something different than art prints or paintings. As such, you need to approach decorating witch sculptures differently.

    A sculpture will often draw attention and be a focal point in a room, or at least in its area. It compels the viewer to examine and appreciate it from different angles. As such, it’s nice to have it mounted in such a way that it is visible from all, or multiple, sides.

    Sculpture Red Velvet Vulva 7320
    Artist: AMÍE N. MILTON

    A sculpture works in a different dimension and serves to bring a room to life. Whether free-standing, wall-mounted or sitting on a table or shelf, they bring a dynamic element to space.

    Often, people will use large sculptural art as the focal point in the room. However, any truly interesting sculpture will command attention no matter where you put it. They’re a great addition to any part of a room that could use some livening up.

    Decorating With Art Prints

    Photographs, paintings, and illustrations are just a few examples of popular art prints. Each has its own unique considerations for home decor, but they also follow some similar rules.

    Sculpture-Emergence-4510
    Photographer: Roger Michel Fichmann

    Most prints are wall-mounted, but they can vary in display. Frames can be ornate, decorative, simple, or have no frame at all. Generally, an art print will work with the existing colors and themes found in the room.

    Similarities Between Decorating With Art Prints & Sculptures

    One of the biggest similarities between decorating with prints and sculptures is the need to tie them in with the design of the room. This can mean that you choose your art to either flow with the colors of the room or completely stand out. In a neutral-colored room, the artwork may be chosen to purposefully stand out, with bold colors and imagery.

    Sculpture Ruslana 7395
    Artist: ANTHONY JEFFRIES

    Another similarity is to tie the artwork into the thematic design of the room through complementing or contrasting themes. A contrasting theme will make the art stand out, whereas a complementary theme will make the room fit together.

    Differences Between Decorating With Art Prints & Sculptures

    Before Investing in Art, understand the space where it will live. The differences in decorating with prints vs sculptures have to do with dimensions. Sculptures have 3 dimensions, where prints are comparatively flat. As a result, their placing needs to be considered differently.

    Free-standing or wall-mounted sculptures should be placed somewhere where they will not obstruct movement.

    Another consideration for sculptures is their materials. A white marble sculpture, for instance, may not look best if it will be placed on a white marble countertop. However, if placed in a room with marble columns or installments, it will fit in nicely.

    As well, if you have a statue, people will touch it. Make sure it is placed somewhere safe and stable. Among other forms of art, sculptures have the unique ability to be able to convey meaning through physical interaction.

    Above all, when you are investing in a piece of art, it should be something that draws you back to it.

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    An Interior Design Guide to Erotic Art

    Interior designers are no strangers to incorporating art into the design and atmosphere of a room. However, not everyone has experience in the current growing trend of decorating with erotic...

    Interior designers are no strangers to incorporating art into the design and atmosphere of a room. However, not everyone has experience in the current growing trend of decorating with erotic art.

    Decorating with nude art and erotica requires a careful touch. You need to incorporate all the usual elements of wall art, while also accounting for the desired mood, tone and individual preferences of the homeowner.

    This guide offers interior design tips for erotic art prints.

    Erotic Paintings
    Leonardi | Camille

    Matching the Artwork to the Homeowner  

    The tastes of individuals vary widely with erotic art. As such, it’s important for interior designers to get a feel for their clients’ tastes when selecting artwork. You will want to discuss styles, artists, and particular interests.

    Some clients prefer photographic art, such as Arkadiy Kozlovski’s works focusing on the erotic female form. Others may prefer a more surreal style such as Alice Zilberberg’s erotic art prints.

    Another important interior design tip for erotic art is to find out your client’s interests. If your clients express a desire for certain types of fetish art, be sure to match their desired fetish and themes.

    Another question you will want to discuss is the exclusivity of the art. An art lover will often be willing to set their spend a little higher to purchase limited edition prints or original artwork. It can also give an idea of whether they want something more generic or truly unique.

    Erotic Photography
    Ben Ernst | Boulevard of Decadence

    Choosing Art That Fits the Room

    As with all art, you need to make sure it fits the design of the rest of the room. There are a number of approaches that range from matching colours and shapes to using a piece that boldly stands out.

    When choosing art for a room, it really helps to understand colour schemes. That way, you can effectively match the art to the colours. For example, a room with sharp lines and neutral colours is well-complemented by colourful wall art.

    As well, it is best to try and match the general theme of a room. For example, Wabi Sabi is a trend that has become popular in 2018. As a distinctly Japanese trend, it is often well complimented with Japanese themed pieces, such as Shinobi bondage photography.

    Illustrated Boudoir Art
    Oleg Kaznacheiev | Eye

    Choosing Art That Sets the Right Mood

    Art is an effective tool for setting the mood and tone of a room. With erotica art, you want to be sure to set the right mood.

    Often, more risque art such as BDSM photography is confined to the bedroom. In areas you typically share with guests, such as a living room, erotic feminine form art is a more easily accepted style. As well, vintage pin-up art prints can offer a classic yet intriguing air to any room.

    The bedroom is the most common location for erotic art. It can help to set a romantic tone for couples or liberalize lovemaking. If shopping for couples, consult our romantic art pieces for the bedroom article. It contains tips and benefits of erotic art for those sharing a living space.

    Purchasing Limited Edition & Original Erotic Art for Interior Design

    Erotic art is tantalizing and inviting, but the most desirable pieces are limited edition and original artwork. Browse our galleries for limited edition and one of a kind art from established and emerging erotic artists.