Using enchanting oil colour portraits to add personality to your room

Nearly all of the most captivating paintings in the world are oil colour portraits. Being powerful and intimate, a portrait canvas can add intrigue or ambiance to any space of your home. Here are some pieces of advice for you to maximize the power of this artwork.

Sam dog is painted to decorate home
Sam dog is painted to decorate home

Choosing the right place for your oil colour portraits

To begin with, it isn’t hard to make a portrait to be a focal point of the room. No matter it is about a historic figure, your ancestor or even your self-portrait, you need to consider placements and framing of the piece and the materials, colors, and textures that surround it.

nice oil colour portraits of a couple
nice oil colour portraits of a couple

For your information, one tip is that you should hang the picture at 2/3 the height of the wall from the bottom up. Let’s aim at the two diagonal lines of the intersecting wall. Wherever being used, it is the focal point to balance hanging positions. And the altitude is not too out of reach so it will be easier for you to see.

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Spare a living room wall for a family image

Nothing connects the whole family better than a beautiful picture hanging in that family’s living room. Unlike normal digital family photos, fine-art colour oil portraits will make your house look cozy, lively but still classy. More importantly, the smiles and emotions on the face of each member would help create more comfort for guests visiting your house.
Lightening your family’s living room with portraits of all members

Family style paiting is adorable
Lightening your family’s living room with a portraits of all members

Showing your own knowledge and inspiration

Last but not least, oil colour portraits were important in early history because if we had found those paintings and pictures we can determine what there life back. Looking at art from the past contributes to who we are as people. By looking at what has been done before, we gather knowledge and inspiration that contribute to how we speak, feel, and view the world around us.

 A drawing of famous person expressing the owner's perspective
Portrait of Jacob Wilson, the Last Town Crier of Birmingham – William Thomas Roden

To sum up, there is a new trend in using oil color portraits to showcase the owner’s personality and perspective in life. It is also a special method to create an old-world feeling in a modern way by many renowned interior designers.

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