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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Top Interior Design Firms Tasmania

Hobart is known for its stunning scenery and rugged landscape.

The people of Hobart’s love for the great outdoors manifests itself in homes that make the most of natural light, and frame the often spectacular views.

The beauty of the outdoors is mirrored inside many of Tasmania’s gorgeous homes, with a bevvy of talented interior design firms based on the isle. Below we bring you a selection of out favourite Tasmanian interior designers.

  • Birrelli art + design + architecture
  • Bury Kirkland Ferri
  • Interia Studio
  • Liminal Studio
  • P1 Design and Development
  • Valentine Interiors & Design

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Birrelli art + design + architecture

Birrelli art + design + architecture offers professional services ranging from residential and commercial architecture to fine art, graphic design and interior design. Based in Launceston, Tasmania, Birrelli art + design + architecture, now in it’s 20th year, is owned and operated by principal designers Rebecca and Jack Birrell along with a small and passionate team.

Visit Birrelli.

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Bury Kirkland Ferri

Designers Caroline Cumberbatch and Rebecca Kirkland shared an accomplished fifteen year collaboration before recently partnering with Claire Ferri to...


Top Interior Design Firms Tasmania

Hobart is known for its stunning scenery and rugged landscape.

The people of Hobart’s love for the great outdoors manifests itself in homes that make the most of natural light, and frame the often spectacular views.

The beauty of the outdoors is mirrored inside many of Tasmania’s gorgeous homes, with a bevvy of talented interior design firms based on the isle. Below we bring you a selection of out favourite Tasmanian interior designers.

  • Birrelli art + design + architecture
  • Bury Kirkland Ferri
  • Interia Studio
  • Liminal Studio
  • P1 Design and Development
  • Valentine Interiors & Design

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Birrelli art + design + architecture

Birrelli art + design + architecture offers professional services ranging from residential and commercial architecture to fine art, graphic design and interior design. Based in Launceston, Tasmania, Birrelli art + design + architecture, now in it’s 20th year, is owned and operated by principal designers Rebecca and Jack Birrell along with a small and passionate team.

Visit Birrelli.

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Bury Kirkland Ferri

Designers Caroline Cumberbatch and Rebecca Kirkland shared an accomplished fifteen year collaboration before recently partnering with Claire Ferri to form Bury Kirkland Ferri.

With over 40 years combined experience, Bury Kirkland Ferri take pride in their ability to listen and interpret their client’s needs and aspirations to create innovative, functional and authentic spaces with a texturally rich palette.

View Bury KirklandFerri.

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IN-TERIA

IN-TERIA, led by interior designer Karryn Dargie and architect Dean Baird, are a studio that focus on architecture, interior design, events & products. IN-TERIA ’s philosophy of grafting the disciplines of architecture and interior design together allows them a holistic approach that simultaneously considers the project from the inside out and the outside in.

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Liminal Studio

Liminal Studio formed in response to directors Elvio Brianese, Tracey Allen and Peta Heffernan’s shared passion for collaborative design. They have a holistic approach, and aim to challenge design parameters and methodologies. The team at Liminal Studio embrace the value of different disciplines and the pooling of ideas to drive new thinking.

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P1 Design

P1 Design and Developments provides a residential interior design service, aiming to help their client’s homes be beautiful and functional through good design and decorating. Lead Interior Designer Peta Barwick’s philosophy is not to follow the market trends, but instead to be adaptive to the client’s home, its contents, lifestyle needs and budget.

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Valentine Interiors & Design

Valentine interiors + design offers a combination of interior and graphic design for residential and commercial applications.

Owner Jane Valetine has over 22 years experience in the design industry, and works with local and national clients on a range of projects. In residential projects, Valentine Interiors & Design strive to capture their client’s personality in the surrounding environment.

Visit Valentine Interiors & Design.


We hope you found this post helpful. If you are interested to learn more about the the role of an Interior Designer and the benefits of working with one, please visit our parent article Top Interior Design Firms Australia.

If you would like to find more Interior Designers from the other major cities in Australia, please visit our articles below.

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Canberra


We would like to thank our guest writer Annabel Foster for creating this directory of Australian Interior Designers for us.

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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."