Paintings of flowers have been a favorite in the homes of many people throughout the ages. Whether an oil painting, acrylic painting, water color painting, or a photograph, flowers often capture the eye. They bring a sense of warmth and friendliness into a space without being overpowering. Flowers are a feel good home décor accessory whether used as a center piece or a piece of wall art, and it has been that way for ages.
If you look back throughout history, you will see paintings of flowers appear in Byzantine Empire ages at roughly 330AD. Every flower that was painting often had a different meaning behind it and here are a few of the flowers and what they symbolized.
Daisy – A white daisy symbolized innocence.
Lily – A white lily also represented innocence, however in a more religious way. Often times this flower was used to represent the Virgin Mary.
Rose – Red roses symbolized love or romance, white roses symbolized purity, and yellow roses symbolized jealousy.
Iris – The iris was often used to depict death and life moving towards the afterlife.
Lotus – This flower appears largely in art from different Asian cultures to represent rebirth or fertility. In a deeper sense it also represents enlightenment.
You can start to see a pattern with the meanings behind many flower paintings. Representing life, birth, and moving peacefully into the afterlife, flowers were a part of every life stage. Certain paintings of flowers would hang in certain rooms that matched their meaning. Moving away from the historical value of flower paintings, people use flowers to decorate nearly every room of the home still. You can find floral patterns on fabric such as a sofa or bedspread, or acting as a center piece on the kitchen table, and still hanging as a painting on the wall.
Modern floral paintings have started to become a bit more abstract in design. Some of the modern floral paintings will showcase a flower close up as opposed to the traditional view of flowers in a vase. This is what makes decorating with paintings of flowers so much fun, there are nearly endless design options for you to pick from to match your style.
For the more modern home a painting that is in black and white may suit the style best. It brings together the simplicity of the flower image without too much color or distraction from the image itself.
For the more traditional home a reproduction of a famous flower painting such as ‘Sunflowers’ by Claude Monet would bit fitting. This brings in the historical aspect so many people enjoy, it brings in color, but it doesn’t leave the room overpowered by an abstract painting.
For the more contemporary home, an abstract flower painting may suit the interior design best. There are many different ways to decorate a home with an abstract painting, however bold and colorful paintings can be paired with either a neutral color scheme or a solid color scheme. For example, a painting with a lot of red in it, may pair well with blue tones.
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