If you like to admire sculptures in museums, why not have them in your home? It does not have to be Michelangelo or a replica of any famous work of art, but perhaps something abstract.
The choice is all yours. You can opt for small or large scale artworks that will complement your interior and give it a twist. It is an effective way to spice things up and step up your interior design game, especially if you opt for something bold or minimal. So let’s explore some of your options and get inspired.
Where to Place a Sculpture in Your Home?
The ideal place can be anywhere you want, from hallways to your living room. It could be a niche in your wall or an empty corner. It is essential to keep in mind that sculptures are three dimensional, and it is not so easy to find the right place like it is with pictures. You should pay attention to what the best angle is and how large the sculpture is if it should be seen from a distance, etc. Larger sculptures usually work well in spaces that are not overcrowded with other stuff, while smaller ones can be combined with other pieces of decoration. Another thing to consider is the material of the sculpture; if it is reflective like metal, or it is stone, terracotta, etc.
If you have not been shopping for home decor lately, you are probably not familiar with the vast offer of sculptures. Today you can find pretty much anything, from animals to abstract forms, and you can even order a custom one tailored to your wishes. Here we made a selection of a few most popular and universal types of sculptures that will fit in well into any interior.
A good old white marble sculpture never goes out of fashion, and it fits into every interior style because it is white. Whether it is a torso or a greek-style portrait, these sculptures are elegant, timeless, and great for all of you who do not like to experiment with modern materials such as iron or copper. If your wall has a niche it is the perfect place for a sculpture like this.
Animal sculptures are always popular, especially if you are an animal lover, or you believe that some animals, for example, elephants can bring luck. But if you do not want to have an elephant or a frog in your home, we recommend a metal bird sculpture. You can hang this sculpture on the ceiling or install it on one of your walls; it will create a sense of movement and kids are going to love it.
Abstract artworks are one of those things that you either love or hate, and there is usually no in-between. While some enjoy the fact that their artwork carries no meaning and they like to admire its lines and forms, others just do not understand it. Therefore, an abstract sculpture will certainly be a conversation starter. There is a vast offer of abstract sculptures, but you can even make your own if you are feeling crafty.
Less Is More?
When people start decorating their homes, they sometimes tend to go over the top and pile a bunch of things that make no sense when put together. The same can happen with sculptures if you are not cautious. Large sculptures need some space to breathe, so if you want to have several of them, you need a bigger space that is quite minimalistic so that the sculptures can stand out. On the other hand, piling too many small sculptures can create a visual mess, but it all depends on their type and aesthetics. You can take a look at what Feng Shui has to say about it, especially if you want a statue of Budha in your home.
Embracing the Sculpture
Sculptures are no longer reserved for museums, and it is time to be bold and innovative. Forget about small figurines and souvenirs and embrace the sculpture that can transform your space. One medium to large standing sculpture has the potential to become that statement piece that will make your home look chicer and magazine cover-worthy.
Pamela Lezama is an interior designer. Her skills and passion enable her to help people in making their dream house into a reality. She’s writing tips on home decor that are sure to add style to everyone’s home and refresh their space.