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How the Coronavirus will Change Art and Decor

The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak are still in process and we won’t know the full reach until months from now. Some of the changes in society are large, effecting established government functions and societal norms. Others, are on a smaller, more personal level. As we begin to create a new sense of normalcy, even things such as art and décor trends will begin to shift. Here are some of the aspects of interior design that we think might be altered as a result of the pandemic.

Drive New Inspiration

As people are spending more time at home, either because they are working from home or avoiding large social gatherings, they will be inspired to play with their surroundings. We expect that people will begin to grow bolder in their design decisions and start to contribute to their aesthetic in unexpected ways. Some might find the creativity to produce their own art, while other might prefer to buy something premade in a style they hadn’t tried before. All these new additions to their surrounding will enhance their creative thought process. If you find yourself looking for new inspiration, we at overstockArt.com, recommend looking through our different Movement galleries.

Leonardo Da Vinci - Lady With an Ermine

Comfort

Another side effect of being home, as much as we are now, is the deep desire for comfort. Our homes are now becoming our sanctuary from a frightening world.  We want furniture and art that adds comfort and relaxation, as well as being beautiful; images that remind us of happier times or inspire us to persevere. In difficult times, it’s the precious pieces of art in our homes that can bring us peace and serenity. If you find yourself looking for a little comfort, we at overstockArt.com recommend looking through our different Style galleries.

Henri-Edmond Cross Landscape with Stars

Stunning Backgrounds

With so many of us now working from home and being required to communicate through video calls, more thought is going into the background we present to our coworkers. There is no need to appear in front of a blank wall when you could make a statement with a large and colorful art piece. Perhaps add some humor with an eclectic piece by a lesser known artist. This has now become another way for people to express themselves and connect more deeply with the people they used to see in person. If you find yourself looking for a stunning background, we at overstockArt.com recommend looking through our Best Sellers.

Claude Monet - Water Lilies

Soften the Added Separation

There is already a noticeable trend in both architecture and city planning to add more separation to personal space. Often that means adding more walls to create safe barriers for people to help maintain social distance. Those walls could be bleak and bland, or they could be transformed into expressions of joy through the right choice in art. Make the difficult task of being away from people socially more enjoyable by making those barriers look wonderful. If you need some inspiration, we have an excellent gallery of Designer Picks that is updated weekly. Stop by and check it out, we guarantee you will find something that will give your space that expertly designed look.

Henri Rousseau - The Flamingoes

Creative Connections

Being away from our loved ones for so long might be a challenge, but hanging a piece of custom artwork that depicts them will help. Turn one of those beloved family photos into a one-of-a-kind piece of art, or perhaps you would like to see your beloved pet captured on canvas. With the help of digital art programs, you can even make adjustments to things like the background or color palette, to make sure you have the perfect painting to help you remember those you love. If you are interested in having something created please check out our Custom Art page.

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Support Emerging Artists

With this Covid-19 outbreak is not just a health crisis, but also an economic crisis. Many individuals and business are suffering from the effect of people staying home. That has prompted a movement of support for these people in a big way. Artists have especially faced difficulty in continuing to earn an income and are finding new source of revenue. Sites like Artistbe.com and overstockArt.com, where artists can reach an audience online, are a great way for the public to encourage these creative individuals and help them thrive, from the safety of their own homes.

Justyna Kopania - Boats Reproduction

As things continue to change on a global level, many details of everyday life will be altered. As a society we can and we will keep moving in a positive direction, towards a new lifestyle that keeps us safe and healthy. It is our hope that through the power of art and beauty we can offer some comfort to our customers until this is over.

Amanda Hadley

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.