It’s summertime in Northwoods, Wisconsin, everyone! Cabins are open and lively, the lake is calling, and our homes are the perfect spot to enjoy a cool break from the outdoors (or escape the occasional showers). Last month, we talked about sprucing up your outdoor entertaining areas. This month, let’s talk about livening up the interiors… with art!
We’ll start with the impact of art in your space, share some types of wall art you can choose from, and then inspire you with 8 of our favorite lake cabin art selections. Let’s go!
How does art change the way you live and feel in your home?
We love this question! Art is one of those highly underrated aspects of decorating a home, because the right piece, or pieces, can do SO much to create the ambiance you want.
- Create an emotional feeling in your space through color and composition
- Revive warm memories each time you pass it
- Invite lively movement or relaxing stillness into the room
- Make a room feel as if it has more depth and spaciousness
- Harmonize the other colors in the room for design cohesiveness
- Start conversations with guests!
What is wall art?
Well now, that’s a great question. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we believe that applies to art, too! While you could put anything you love on your wall, the most common types of decorative wall art we see are…
- Framed portraits or prints
- Sculptures or mounted pieces, from artistic to functional (you’ll see what we mean in a bit!)
- Rugs, hides, or other hung textiles
To help inspire you, we’ve selected 10 of our top favorites from our showroom. Come take a look…
Our Top 8 Picks for Wall Art
1. Decorative Statement Clock
This piece falls into the category of art that is also functional — a clock! Enjoy the beautiful artistry of Roman numerals and a vintage feel while always being able to check the time… you know, so you can count down the minutes until those delightful grandchildren arrive!
2. High Quality Nature Prints on Canvas
Bringing the outdoors into your home has been shown to increase feelings of health, restoration, and a positive mood. It’s also worth mentioning that art with depth, like many landscape scenes, can help your room feel bigger!
We love this canvas and ink print, created with the high quality Giclée printing method. It’s a very close replica of original artwork at affordable prices. And would you look at those colors? So cheerful!
3. One-of-a-Kind Original Artwork
If you’re looking for an original piece to add to your art collection (or start a new one!), this oil painting on canvas, called July Jewels by John McFaul, has your name all over it! Just kidding… it is actually signed by the artist and the only one of its kind.
4. Metal Wall Art, from Nature-Inspired to Abstract
Another type of art that we love are metal installations, like this school of fish and intriguing abstract circle composed of a variety of metals in different glossy finishes. The first can add exciting movement to your space (great for conversations!), while the second is sure to have your guests inching in for a closer look!
5. Bringing the Wildlife Indoors
Proof that hides aren’t just for decorative flooring! Hang a hide on the wall and add other decor for a layered look that draws your eyes to beautiful colors and textures. Or, add another touch of wildlife with our collection of antler mounts. The perfect touch of rustic decor and a nod to the nature that lives around us here in beautiful Wisconsin.
6. Whimsical Prints for a Daily Smile
Capture the joy of Northwoods living with these simple yet delightfully whimsical ink prints. From canoeing on the lake to memories of camping in the backwoods, these prints are sure to bring a smile to your day each time you pass them.
7. Canvas-wrapped Prints
Canvas-wrapped prints are another beautiful way to liven up your walls and lake cabin. Unlike the framed Giclée nature prints, these wrap around the edges of the canvas for a more dimensional look. We particularly love this one, a sleeping bear surrounded by sunlight and basing in the aroma of forest flowers. Certainly creates an ambiance, doesn’t it? 🙂
8. Oversized Mirrors
Last but not least, mirrors can definitely fall into the category of art! They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and styles, and the best part? They add light to a room and make it feel bigger! We love this wood-framed, oversized mirror, perfect for bringing a touch of the outdoors into your cabin.
And there you have it, 8 ways to bring art into your lake cabin, and all of them guaranteed to bring a smile to your face or little liveliness to your space. 🙂
If any of these caught your eye, we invite you to come see them in person… Better yet, bring photos of your space — and we’ll help you pick the perfect piece for your home!
See you then,
The Lakeside Living Team