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RL Ideas: Decorating your Home with Artwork

Live in harmony with your art pieces by following some home-art-synergy advice from design experts

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Original Article: Gwyn Guanzon and Coni Tejada

In a typical Filipino home, a bas-relief or tapestry of The Last Supper behind the dining table is a common sight. But whether you go for such traditional kitsch, a well-done reproduction, or a true piece of art, it has to be placed in the right spot—and in the right way—in hopes that it will uplift your room aesthetically.

But there are other concerns, such as what should come first—should artwork be mere decorative objects, or should the art pieces be the basis and reason for the design of an entire room? It is a chicken-or-egg scenario that has to be resolved before anything else.

We have asked several people from different fields of expertise in the Philippine art world, and from their answers, we give you steps on what to do with art pieces in your homes.

Read the original article ("Home is Where the Art is") in the March 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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