Your Art Doesn’t Have to Match Your Couch

But it’s OK if it does.

I know a lot of artists who will roll their eyes or cringe when they hear someone say they are looking for a painting to match their couch. “Art should be bought because you love it”, they’ll say. “Because it speaks to you”. And wouldn’t it be nice if we all had the money to buy the art first and decorate our rooms around it.

But most people already have flooring and maybe have picked a wall color and bought a sofa and tables and lamps and now, maybe have some money to buy art. It’s probably the last thing and they want it to fit in with every thing else. That’s OK.

Then again it doesn’t have to MATCH. You know that technical term the designers use…you don’t want too much “matchy-matchy”.

My walls are forever changing—art goes up when I paint new ones; art comes down when it goes to a show; back up when the show is over; down when I sell it. Anyway…this piece is up on the wall. It is mostly blue. So are the 2 small ones. I have no blue in my living room. I do have brown, which is a darker version of orange. Orange is the complement of blue (opposite on the color wheel) so they go together. Nice! And there is a little orange near the horizon where the sun has set.

photo of art in my living room
Art in my living room.

See that. It’s all good.

Next time more tips on art on the walls. Until then I want to know…what’s on your walls?

One thought on “Your Art Doesn’t Have to Match Your Couch

  1. Thanks for saying it , Andrea. Our house is so eclectic with art of varying degrees that match, or don’t match. When we look at them we are astounded that such beauty has emerge from the artist. Your work is beautiful.

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