I grew up in South East Los Angeles where you could not walk a couple blocks without seeing graffiti on the side of a store, a fence, pillar, or any number of surfaces where it lend itself for displaying a gang’s “placa.” Along the way, for those with more artistic skills, graffiti went from an old English cursive to big, bright murals depicting a religious figure, or an icon of a political struggle. In fact, the work of graffiti has split in two. The scribbling of something in a public forum with no artistic endeavor is simply called graff or tagging, Today’s graffiti artist makes a career of his or her work, with designs that reach the gamut from cartoon themes to its roots at making a political statement.
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Here Sherry Nothingam with Decoist, writes how “Graffiti Brings Spirited Street Style Indoors With Creative, Colorful Flair.”
Looking to add color, style and an unexpected dose of excitement to your home? Then maybe it is time to give your walls the graffiti they deserve! Graffiti has come a long way from its street origins in the last few decades, and today homeowners and designers are more than happy to borrow from this unique and vivacious art form in order to infuse some life into modern interiors. Whether you like simple stencil-style creations or more elaborate and bright hip hop-inspired motifs, graffiti make a style statement that is both exclusive and catchy!
Graffiti gives your home an edgy, street-savvy feel while doubling as beautiful artwork. And creative artists are finding ways to integrate graffiti into traditional homes as well without actually disturbing the existing vibe of the residence. Creative, captivating and always popular, graffiti has the power to add innovative appeal to your home. Here are some stylish interiors that have opened their doors to graffiti –
Brick and Steel Indoors!
One of the charms of graffiti on the street is the backdrop that brings the colors and the style alive. The old brick walls, the steel meshes and back alleys make up much of the background that played center stage to some of the greatest graffiti works. Modern industrial lofts offer a similar setting that allows you to experiment with a variety of styles and motifs. From the simple black and white graffiti that seems so effective and elegant to creative, colorful versions that steal the show, pretty much everything works well here. While it does give your home a more informal and even edgy appeal, it sure looks stunning when done right!
Hip, Trendy Bedrooms
While there are a few among us who dare to use great graffiti patterns in the living room and the kitchen, most of us tend to prefer graffiti additions in the bedroom. The choice is understandable, as we tend to express ourselves in the most unabated fashion when we are surrounded by a relaxing, personal haven! Modern bedroom walls truly come alive with graffiti, and obviously kids’ bedrooms look even more hip, thanks to this inspired addition. Everything from simple spray paint to elaborate hand-painted murals can help usher in the graffiti touch. Remember, though, that graffiti is all about self-expression, and original graffiti work always makes the most impact!
Colorful Modern Reinterpretations
Graffiti is a dynamic art form that has evolved over centuries. Yes, you heard it right! Graffiti has been around since the days of Ancient Egypt and Roman empires, and if someone told you that it started in New York or Philly, then they obviously are just talking about the modern hip hop style. Long before subway tunnels, railway carts and giant buildings, artists have found a way to leave their mark by scratching into a structure, and the current generation of interior designers is taking this forward by bringing a new twist to graffiti. Additions like the Banksy tile now let you add iconic graffiti patterns to your kitchen and bathroom as well!
Switch Between Styles and Hues
If there is one thing that we have noticed with most of our readers, it is the reluctance to turn towards a new trend in an unabashed fashion. And there is a pretty good reason for this circumspect approach. Most often a new color, design trend or popular pattern might look great in isolation, but could seem awkward and out of place in your own home. In case you have a similar fear about graffiti, why not embrace decor additions and wall art pieces that bring in graffiti patterns in a less permanent way?