The word 'Art' is most commonly associated with pieces of work in a gallery or museum, whether it’s a painting from the Renaissance or a modern sculpture. However, there is so much more to art than what you see displayed in galleries.

The truth is, without being aware of it, we are surrounded by art and use it on a continual basis. Most people don’t realize how much of a role art plays in our lives and just how much we rely on art in all of its forms in our everyday lives.

The Joy of Art

You may be wondering why all of these things are so important to our daily lives and that you could probably survive just fine with essential items that were non-artistic. That is just the reason why art is so valuable! While art may not be vital to fulfill our basic needs, it does make life joyful. When you look at a painting or poster you’ve chosen to hang on your living room wall, you feel happy. The sculpture or figurines on the kitchen windowsill create a sense of joy. These varieties of art forms that we are surrounded by all come together to create the atmosphere that we want to live in.

Art and Music

The importance of art in our daily lives is very similar to that of music. Just like art, music can make life extremely joyful and can have a huge effect on our mood. In the workplace in particular, music is something that can help people set the mood for what they are about to do. If you have something hard or difficult to work on or are feeling tired, an energetic song will likely wake you up and add some enthusiasm to the situation. Similarly, when stress is high, many people find that relaxing to calming music is something that eases the mind.

Inspirational Art

Inspirational art, such as posters are often found in work spaces to encourage employees to continue being productive. There is now an increasing amount of companies using art in their offices, as well as playing background music, as it is proven to actually work in making end results far better quality. There may be a piece of art that you own that you personally find motivational. Perhaps a print with a positive affirmation or quote beautifully scrolled on it or a painting of a picturesque scene of where you aim to travel to one day.

SOME REASONS WHY ORIGINAL ART IN THE HOME IS AS IMPORTANT AS A BED

1. Creates Mood
2. Adds Personal Character to the Home
3. Makes Memories
4. Provides a Colour Palette
5. Makes a Room Feel Finished
6. Inspires and Fosters Creativity
7. Conversation Starter
8. Supports Artists
9. It is an Investment
10. Creates a Livable Environment
11. Keeps the Brain Active
12. Relaxation
13. Curating Your Own Gallery is Fun!

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Queenslander Bathroom Style

A bathroom renovation provides an opportunity to be creative and consider what distinct style can work well. There are a number of varying and popular design styles sweeping across Australian homes at the moment and even more so in bathroom design.

Bathroom Styles

There are some styles that may already be familiar and some that may not; from Modern to Scandinavian, Hampton’s, French Provincial and Luxury Elegance, all of these styles forging their way into bathroom renovations across the country. However, there is one in particular that we would like to highlight today as it may not be as well-known to everyone – and it should be!

Queenslander Style Bathrooms

One style that we absolutely adore at House of Home is the ‘Queenslander’ Style. Even If you don’t reside in Queensland, you may have already encountered this look in magazines or places such as Instagram and Pinterest without knowing that’s what it was.

We wanted to profile this gorgeous style and share with you which elements and features give the Queenslander look its beautiful character and charm. This is an aesthetic that works so well in a bathroom design and will also lend itself to many homes across Australia....


Queenslander Bathroom Style

A bathroom renovation provides an opportunity to be creative and consider what distinct style can work well. There are a number of varying and popular design styles sweeping across Australian homes at the moment and even more so in bathroom design.

Bathroom Styles

There are some styles that may already be familiar and some that may not; from Modern to Scandinavian, Hampton’s, French Provincial and Luxury Elegance, all of these styles forging their way into bathroom renovations across the country. However, there is one in particular that we would like to highlight today as it may not be as well-known to everyone – and it should be!

Queenslander Style Bathrooms

One style that we absolutely adore at House of Home is the ‘Queenslander’ Style. Even If you don’t reside in Queensland, you may have already encountered this look in magazines or places such as Instagram and Pinterest without knowing that’s what it was.

We wanted to profile this gorgeous style and share with you which elements and features give the Queenslander look its beautiful character and charm. This is an aesthetic that works so well in a bathroom design and will also lend itself to many homes across Australia.

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Queenslander Aesthetic

The Queenslander design is an important part of Australia’s heritage and a reflection of the warmer climate in Australia. This style conveys a natural, organic feel with a touch of tropical that blends old with new. The result is a modern yet colonial or heritage inspired look that is elegant and understated. Let’s take a look at how this increasingly popular style came about why it’s having a resurgence in popularity.

Queenslander Style Heritage

The iconic tropical Queenslander style home began to evolve in Australia in the mid 1940’s due to a need to address the warmer climate and create a semi-informal outdoor lifestyle. These homes have such an open inviting feel about them and were built with a vernacular appeal that’s completely unique from any other style of architecture in the world. Hence why it remains so important and popular today.

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Queenslander Style Interior Elements

To successfully bring the Queenslander style into your bathroom consider introducing the elements below to create an authentic Queenslander interior.

Walls

Timber Panelling
Clad the walls with painted Timber Panelling. The panels can extend all the way to the ceiling or stop halfway up the wall with a capping on top.
Tiles
Subway tiles or bonded brick tile patters such a ‘stretcher’ pattern are a signature look of a Queenslander bathroom.

Ceilings

Decorative plasterwork in the form of mouldings, cornices and ceiling roses add beauty that will remain forever timeless.

Flooring

Tessellated tiles in chalky colours or plain tiles are typical of a Queenslander bathroom. However, tiles such as timber look tiles, marble look tiles or penny round mosaics can also suit a more modern day setting.

Doors & Windows

Timber casement windows are typical of Queenslander homes. They can be left natural or painted white and are usually teamed with plantation timbers shutters. Subtle stain glass detailing to windows are also common.

Colour Schemes

Colour schemes can vary and today’s modern Queenslander style has moved away from the heritage creams, burgundy’s and greens to a muted palette of natural whites and warm greys with feature colours such as dusky, chalky blues or charcoals.

Bathware & Cabinetry

This is where we find another modern day take on components in the form the old and new. Claw foot baths are teamed with elegant classic or country style cabinetry to act as a major statement piece in a Queenslander bathroom.

Tapware

Classic style taps in either a chrome, brass or satin nickel finish will are suitable for a Queenslander setting.

Basins

Both recessed or above counter basins can be used, even wall mounted basins will work with this style.

If you are interested in bringing the Queenslander style to your home, The Bathroom Biz have a wonderful selection of bathroom products such as vanities, basins, tapware and other bathroom accessories that perfectly fit with the beautiful Queenslander aesthetic.

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How to Arrange Art

  • "People have a tendency to hang art too high," says Linda Crisolo, Art.com director of merchandising. "The center of the image should be at eye level." In living rooms, people are usually sitting, so artwork should be lower. A good way to ensure you're placing artwork at the right height is to hang it one hand width above the sofa.
  • A common problem when hanging artwork above a sofa or sideboard is that it's not in scale. Having pieces that are too small or too large will make the whole arrangement look strange. "Make sure artwork is at least two-thirds the size of the sofa or sideboard," Crisolo says. "For example, a 9-foot-long sofa should have a 6-foot-wide expanse of art above it."
  • In the bedroom, choose personal art, such as family photographs or your own photography. If you're arranging the pieces in groupings, Crisolo recommends sticking with one color theme, either all black-and-white or all color photographs.
  • "Above a mantel or fireplace is the perfect place to layer pieces," Crisolo says. "A house looks like a home when you can see layers of artwork and accessories."
  • In the kitchen, hang art in a place where it won't get damaged by water or heat. Consider placing art above an office space, near the dining table, or above open counter space. Crisolo also recommends avoiding kitchen art in the kitchen. "I tend to shy away from pictures of asparagus in the kitchen," she says. "Vintage art with traditional frames works in a traditional kitchen. In a modern kitchen, try bright colors with stainless-steel frames."
  • A symmetrical arrangement creates a striking and simple focal point. All-white frames and mats unify this grouping. "I like to use the same frames to create homogeny," says Crisolo.
  • When deciding where to hang images in your home, consider the wall space available and the arrangement of the room. "Use small pieces between windows and doors," Crisolo says. "If small items are in a space too large, the pieces look lost. With larger pieces, allow room for people to step back and admire the work."
  • Artwork collaborates with other accessories and decor to create a visual story. Make sure images, moldings, and shelves all work together. "Hang artwork in front of a bookcase, on the face of the shelf," Crisolo says. "The shelves and ledges become part of a decorating story."
  • Make sure your arrangement matches your decorating style. "Symmetrical arrangements are more traditional or formal. Asymmetrical is modern," Crisolo says. "Also look at the image and style of the frame. For cottage-style rooms, stick with vintage images or botanicals. In modern rooms, choose large and abstract pieces."