This week, Londoners were greeted by what can only be described as a piece of very unique and stunning illusionary artwork, which depicts a bustling family home through what appears to be a smashed wall.
The painting, by Nina Camplin, was commissioned to celebrate the launch of Valspar paint in the UK and Ireland, and was intended to inspire members of the public to use brighter colours in their homes, following research that 78% of UK homeowners opt for white, cream and other neutral tones when painting their walls.
At HomeStyle, we’re all for infusing your home with rich warm reds, and pops of neon orange. So we’ve got a few little gems of advice from interiors stylist and Valspar colour ambassador, Will Taylor (who also designed the 3D painting), to help you on your way to a bright and stylish home.
‘Don’t feel restricted to have furniture only positioned against walls – make the most of all the real estate on offer. You can stop items appearing to ‘float’ in the middle of the room by using other decorating elements to anchor them. For example, a trio of pendants above a dining table will anchor the table and create a welcoming eating area within the space.’
‘In modern open-plan spaces, colour can be used as a decorating tool to visually zone the space. Yellow is opposite blue on the colour wheel, so it creates a fresh and energising complimentary colour scheme which is ideal for a family kitchen or living space.’
‘When decorating with painted stripes, you can utilise the pattern to maximise the visual appearance of space. If you have low ceilings, vertical stripes will make the space seem loftier, while horizontal stripes will elongate a narrow room.’
‘Lighting is very important in the bathroom, as you need to be able to alter it depending on the mood: soft, warm lighting for a relaxing bath and bright, white light for shaving etc. Have an over mirror light for the latter and use a dimmer switch for your main pendant light to help relax the mood as required.’
If you’d like to see the painting for yourself, you can find it at 2 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PQ, but hurry – you only have until 15th March! For more information on Valspar, visit their website.