5 Creative Ways to Display Mosaic Art in Your Home
By: Jan Hajek | Date Posted: September 16, 2020
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Many people the world over have seen Greco-Roman frescos and mosaic art. Every piece was important to the integrity and splendor of the whole picture.
It’s just something about how they could take little colorful shards and displayed them in grandiose pictures and iconography.
Gone are their eras, but their artistic tastes still resonate with us even today. These days, mosaics are still a great way to display art and detail in your home.
Here are some ways you can display great mosaic art in your home.
Creative Ways to Display Mosaic Art
First, what is a mosaic? It is a composite picture that is made up of small pieces of glass or tile. The beautiful colors displayed come from this, and they can bring uniqueness to your home.
1. Actual Mosaic Pieces
There’s nothing more creative than just being simple and practical. You can always add an actual mosaic art to the room and make it a point of interest. You can have it bring in all the other colors of the room and bring it to life.
2. Room Accents
Not all the time does the mosaic have to be the focal point of the room, though. Having them as room accents can bring the room altogether. It can create beautiful asymmetry in the room.
Some ideas for this can be making a light mosaic of your fireplace or fill in certain parts of walls and paneling.
Just like adding it to the fireplace, why not add it to the kitchen as a nice backsplash of irregular color(s)?
Adding a nice mosaic tile to act as a backsplash can create a character in whatever room you choose to do it in. Most new-age houses have that bland, sterile white looking kitchen.
Add some personality by adding that sky blue backsplash.
4. Outdoor Displays
Adding mosaic art to your outdoor space can give you that Greco-Roman feeling of grandeur, as their houses and porticos were mostly open spaces. By adding it to an outdoor space, you bring the character outside as well.
If you don’t want to make it a permanent fixture on walls or floors in your home, why not get mosaic furniture. It gives guests the impression that you are cultured and adds to the same idea as room accents.
Even if you go with a modern house’s light colors, mosaic furniture can give you that splash of color that you need to liven up space.
Life Is Your Canvas
Mosaic art is a great style to add to your home. It has character, history, and culture behind it that makes it worth considering to make a part of your living spaces.
You may not be a Greek or Roman, but you can still have a home as beautiful as theirs used to be by adding some mosaics. Add some culture to your home.
For other great articles like this one to spice up your home, be sure to visit the rest of our blog.
How do I protect my outdoor mosaic?
Outdoor mosaics should be sealed to protect against staining and freeze damage. There are two types of tile and grout sealers: penetrating pore sealers and coatings that form a membrane on the surface.
What is the best glue for outdoor mosaics?
While a solvent-based glue can be used for mosaics on outdoor walls, it is probably best to avoid glues altogether and use thin-set bonding mortar to attach the tiles, especially if the mosaic is in a pool, patio, or fountain.
What glue do you use for mosaics?
Weldbond is the best indoor mosaic glue. It’s a water-based PVA glue, has no fumes, dries clear and water-resistant, bonds to almost any surface, is non-toxic, and cleans up easily.
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