MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This weekend it’s Prior Lake and Milaca, next weekend it’s the huge Uptown Art Fair.
It can be so fun, but also a little overwhelming either in cost or how you make that new artwork, work in your home. That’s why for this week’s Get Moving Monday, we’re helping you make your home look amazing with inexpensive and quick fixes with art.
We chatted with a Twin Cities interior designer, Brooke Voss, who said her No. 1 rule is that there are no rules. Her loft has art everywhere, and one of her top tips is to make your mementos your art.
“Hang unexpected things like a sombrero from a Mexican trip. I think that’s so fun. This was a score from a basement sale at a gallery in Puerto Rico,” Voss said.
She said another thing to think about is your first bikini or a love note, or your grandparents marriage certificates.
“Think about things you have that have importance that could become art too,” Voss said.
So many of us have a long hallway or staircase, so what can we do to make a big impact in a large space without spending a lot of money?
Voss said think of big, repeating patterns.
“These are photos of my favorite animals and favorite dogs. I’ve taken them, the pictures aren’t perfect, the lighting isn’t perfect but who cares? It’s all about being fun,” Voss said.
Each frame is identical, each picture is black and white and each image is personal. When you get that art home you should arrange it, don’t just hang it.
“Notoriously men like to hang things much too high. Otherwise people hang things around the perimeter. I like to hang things gallery-style,” Voss said.
It’s like a collage on your wall.
“The trick is to manipulate the distance,” she said.