Trend Alert: Street Art in the Home
By Jane Blanchard
Street art doesn’t have to stay outside — you can bring bold, graphic pieces into your home. Incorporating street art into home decor has become a global design trend. Street art no longer refers to just graffiti, but extends to a variety forms such as carving, wheat pasting, acrylic painting, stenciling, and more. Because of this, it can really be customized to suite your homes design aesthetic. Whether you’re looking to cover an entire wall or simply wish to hang a statement piece or two, street art can add a wow factor to any home.
What better way to make a bold first impression than to have a floor-to-ceiling street art mural in your entrance? Set the tone for your home with an impactful entrance like this one.
Attention To Detail
It took me a while to figure out why this piece of art works so swimmingly in this living area. Each of the colors represented in the artwork is found elsewhere in the room. The books, pillows, and figurines all complement the art.
Th vivid cityscape featured in this room is actually made of wallpaper! If you don’t have an artistic friend or the money to commission an artist to paint your bedroom, consider wallpaper to achieve a similar aesthetic.
You don’t need vaulted ceilings or panoramic walls to introduce street art into your home. This graffiti artwork adorns the kitchen dining area in a small NYC apartment.
This San Francisco contemporary home features triptych topographic prints in this hallway. These prints, which are the product of artist Klari Reis, incorporate vivid colors and stand out in contrast to the neutral gray wall color.
While you can bring street art indoors, you can also use it in your outdoor spaces. This garden features a wall-sized monochromatic mural of a woman’s face. The tone of it perfectly suits the modern, sleek design of the outdoor living space.
Combine numerous smaller works of art along a single wall or even up a staircase like this home. Try to maintain a sense of continuity by keeping at least one aspect of the piece similar, such as shape, frame, color family or even medium.
Here, the street art energizes a contemporary kitchen. The bold colors look especially vibrant against the dark-colored neutral kitchen composed of black, white, charcoal and mahogany. The red seats of the mid-century modern stools tie in the art with the rest of the decor.
Jane writes for Modernize.com, a website with a mission to connect contractors of all specialties to homeowners looking for home improvement services