Art & Decor Trends

Spring and Summer Decorating: Fine Art to Freshen Up Your Look

Wanted to hand over a short “cheat sheet” of great art that will work great with the Spring season’s home decorating trends. Some paintings that are a great fit for the season include:

Spring and Summer Decorating: Fine Art to Freshen Up Your Look
Bright Colors:
Farbstudie Quadrate (Color Study of Squares), Wassily Kandinsky – Incorporate bright and bold colors to bring the beauty of summer into your home. Kandinsky’s tour de force “Farbstudie Quadrate” bursts with bright colors and a contemporary design. An over-sized 48” x 36” hand painted canvas of this masterpiece is available for $262.

Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom (Interpretation in Red), Vincent van Gogh – Bring a burst of bright red to a room with overstockArt.com’s truly unique red rendition of van Gogh’s masterpiece, which depict branches of white almond blossom against a red background as opposed to the original blue sky. The red rendition has been a bestseller since it debuted on overstockArt.com in 2010. A 24” x 20” hand painted canvas of this tour-de-force is available starting at $119.

Orange Is In:
San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight, Claude Monet – One of the most talked about shades of the season is orange – the color is back in, in a big way. Add the sun-drenched shade to any space with this famous oil painting by Monet. A 24” x 20” hand painted canvas of this masterpiece is available starting at $119.

Muted Shades:
Water Lilies and Agapanthus, Claude Monet – On the other side of the seasonal color trends are subdued hues such as lighter shades of purple, green, turquoise and more. Monet’s “Water Lilies and Agapanthus” beautifully illustrates the flowering water lilies near his Giverny home with a variety of serene shades. A 20” x 24” hand painted canvas of this work of art is available starting at $109.

Sunny Inspired Décor:
Sunflowers, Claude Monet – The bright yellow of sunflowers immediately brings sunshine and summer to mind. Monet’s masterpiece “Sunflowers” would be a nice accent for almost any space in the house. A 20” x 24” hand painted canvas of this bestseller is available starting at $119.

Beach Chic Décor:
Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries, Vincent van Gogh – Bring the beauty of the beach inside with van Gogh’s famous “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries.” This painting provides the wonderful imagery of a Mediterranean fishing village with the boats waiting on shore before hastening out for a summer day at sea. A 24” x 20” hand painted canvas of this work of art is available for $119.

Print Patterns:
Garden Path at Giverny, Claude Monet – Art prints are in in a big way this spring and this vivid oil painting, originally created in 1902, brings t o life the lush colors of a blooming garden. Monet’s masterpiece has been one of overstockArt.com’s best-selling oil paintings the past two years. A 24” x 36” hand painted canvas of this fine art piece is available starting at $179.

These are just a few suggestions inline with the Summer and Spring trends of 2011. I hope you enjoy decorating your space and I hope that the colors of the art will have a positive affect on your dwelling wherever it may be.

Amitai Sasson

About the Author

Amitai Sasson of overstockArt.com is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to ArtCorner.com as Chief editor and writer.