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Art in Unexpected Places: 10 Ideas to Add Style to Every Space in Your Home

Art in Unexpected Places: 10 Ideas to Add Style to Every Space in Your Home

Art doesn't necessarily have to be displayed in the living room... sometimes it can be more inspiring in another part of your home. Your patio, bathroom, kitchen or even your closet may be the perfect spot for your masterpiece. Go ahead, try it!    

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1. This colorful piece of art adds some much-needed interest to a monochromatic bathroom. [Photo: House and Leisure]

2. Make the mundane task of doing the laundry more fun by adding an eye-catching painting to the room. [Photo: Houzz]

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3. Many people spend more time in the kitchen than anywhere else in their home... why not spice it up (pun intended) with a piece of modern art? [Photo: Design and Form]

4. Just because it's outside doesn't mean your patio doesn't deserve a beautiful work of art too. [Photo: Babble]

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5. A moody portrait sits proudly in this kitchen. [Photo: Simple Details Blog]

6. Examine this beautiful horse painting while you're soaking in the tub. [Photo: To Da Loos]

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7. Another gorgeous work of art in the great outdoors. [Photo: Houzz]

8. This energetic piece complements the bright yellow oven. [Photo: Design Sponge]

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9. Spark your creativity in the morning with an inspiring still life in your closet. [Photo: Interiors by Studiom]

10. Another laundry room masterpiece. [Photo: New House to Home]

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Hiba on May 23, 2013:

Im renivating an old house and thinking of renting it as a shared house. The tips here are amazing!! I didnt start yet, but when i do its were ill get my inspiration. Can you recomment anything?


faith-towers on Apr 22, 2013:

Good question @Aidel.K... very valuable pieces of art should probably stay indoors, but here is a helpful little blurb on sealing other paintings for outdoor use: http://painting.about.com/od/acrylicpaintingfaq/f/acrylics_outdoors.htm 


Aidel.K on Apr 22, 2013:

Nice roundup. I'm interested in information on creating waterproof art--such as the outside, bathroom & kitchen pieces. I'm gonna see what I can find on Google, but maybe you have some ideas, too?


faith-towers on Apr 22, 2013:

Good point Linda! 


Linda T. on Apr 22, 2013:

I know there's a great deal of art and beauty in the variety of perfume bottles available, but I wish people would only display the empty ones!  Perfumes have oils in them which, like cooking oils, go rancid from light and warmth.  I keep all mine in their original boxes, in a big cardboard bo xin the linen cupboard, which is on the lamding and usually quite cool.  Some of them are years old , yet still smell fresh. 

For display, I keep empties of all shapes and sizes on the window sills of my living room, where I can enjoy them for more hours in the day.


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