We are firm believers that classic art pieces can go with any style of home decor you’re rockin’ with, so we decided to round up a few of our favorites and talk about how we would style each one! Without further ado, here are the pieces we’re currently obsessed with.
The Lantern Bearers | Artist: Maxfield Parrish
We are so drawn in by the beautiful hue of golden yellow that is practically illuminating this painting. The warmth coming from this piece makes it extra warm and cozy, so we love to see it in more intimate areas of the home, like in a sunroom or amongst bookshelves. This piece is pretty eye-catching and attention-demanding (in the best way!) so we like to keep the surroundings pretty neutral by way of large dark green potted plants and woven rugs in earth tones. If you’re going for a more modern look, we recommend nabbing a print then framing it; but if you prefer texture and love tradition, be sure to nab this on canvas!
Road with Cypress and Star | Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
The world is in a frenzy over Van Gogh and we love to see it! It’s hard to narrow down a Van Gogh favorite, but if we had to, it would be this one. You can practically smell the sweet nighttime air in this photo and it instantly gives you that feeling of a late-night stroll with an old friend. Okay, we’re done nerding out, let’s talk decor. We prefer this piece on canvas and love the idea of pulling out some of those colors you aren’t drawn to at first like the hues of green and gold; we would do this by adding two small shelves or one large shelf to the side of this canvas and incorporating pieces like candle holders, candles, small plants, old books, and even some colored glass pieces to create an eclectic point of interest that flowed with the painting rather than taking the attention away from it. As for rooms, we love this piece in a nook or a study, anywhere this is typically a ‘quiet’ area, much like a country road at night.
The Lovers | Artist: Rene Magritte
Simply put, this piece will always be incredibly mysterious, almost ominous to us, and if you’re familiar with this piece and/or this artist, then you already know that is exactly what Magritte was going for. Despite its simplicity and neutral tones, this piece is a real attention grabber. Our favorite way to style this is to first get the print framed in a gold ornate frame, then make it the center, or starting point of a gallery wall. Now, the trick is to create a full wall without taking away from the main character, and you can do this by using simple natural wood frames and sticking to lighter, warm earth-toned pieces of art.
Skull of a Skeleton With a Burning Cigarette | Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
Sorry, we couldn’t pick just one Van Gogh. This one is dark and spooky, so if you’re forever in spooky girl season, this may be just the piece for you. As for styling this, we love the idea of getting a massive canvas and just letting this fill up the wall; if that’s not really your thing, we love the idea of placing this piece above a bar cart, then the kicker is how you style your cart. We recommend vintage glass bottles for your liquids among a sea of brass and a dark floral bouquet.