Decorative art
Dorset Magazine|November 2020
Not simply functional, treat your walls like an extension of your personality
Kate Houghton

SUBTLETY IS KEY

You can make a statement without going overboard on the colour. A repeat pattern in a two colour scheme delivers eye-catching interest without overwhelming the senses.

Woodland walllpaper in vanilla, £69, fionahoward.com

FINDING THE RIGHT PIECE

Not sure about whether a piece of art will work in your chosen spot? Artwave West Contemporary Art Gallery at Morcombelake hold a huge stock of artworks in addition to whatever is being shown in their current exhibition.

They can share images of these works online with you, including frames, or other works by artists you like, to help you find the right artworks for you. If you want to see it in situ there are two options: Buy it, have it at home for seven days then return if it doesn’t work for you, or the gallery can bring a selection of artworks to your home, with no obligation.

More at artwavewest.com or 01297 489746 or swing by the gallery which is located next to the A35

CLOCKING ON

Far from purely functional, a wall clock can stand for itself as the centrepiece for an otherwise empty wall. Or get creative and build it into a carefully curated gallery wall of artwork and photos collected from your favourite places – after all, time waits for no man and every moment should be spent wisely.

Gold pleated clock, £48, audenza.com

TIME TO REFLECT

Mirrors, of course, reflect light around the room and expand the space too. Take the gallery wall approach and create greater interest with a collection of smaller mirrors, either in one style or a variety of shapes and sizes.

Lusow mirror, £245, tomraffield.com

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