Art in Challenging Interiors

What makes a challenging interior? Anything that becomes an obstacle to the over-all design. Here are 4 challenges that face art display and their potential solutions for interiors!


1. The art already in the room. 

Cohesion is key to any interior, and that can be a challenge for finding the right piece of art to fit in the space. Leave that challenge to us! Gallerists are experts in color and subject matter coordination. If you're at their gallery, you can see their taste and know if that's what you are looking for. This combination is deadly in any interior challenge. Plus, they know what they have, and can use their experience and knowledge to point you in the right direction.

Pen Pals by Marlowe at New Elements Gallery. A great image for a more modern area

2. The environment the art is in. 

Is the piece of work going to go outside? If so, there are many things to consider. What is the material of the artwork? Can they withstand weather? If they can't, how can you protect it from the elements? For this, we simply say stick with materials that are weather resistant. For instance, our Jason Probstein ornaments can hang outside.


3. The space itself. 

Older houses tend to have strange nooks and crannies, which can lead to awkward  wall sizes. This is the perfect time to support your favorite artist with a commission! If the artist is creating a commission for you, you can give them specifications of the space so they can create something for you.

4. No wall

As a gallery, wall space is pretty important. And, shockingly, sometimes we are lacking in it. But that's ok! We have stand-alone hangers that allow us to place work in the middle of the room. Artworks can make excellent, beautiful partitions. You can also use strategically placed bookcases or other furniture to place works.


There you have it. If you are having any of these issues, we'd love to help you out! Contact us at Of course there are more challenges out there! Can you think of any?


And, buy art for art's sake!

Small works help decorate tough spaces as accents.