Introducing The Pop Art Home Decor Trend
Move over boho chic, there’s a new interior design trend in town and it’s got bags of unique style. Pop Art might have reached its peak in the art world of the 60s, but the Pop Art interior design trend is the hottest new look for home interiors right now in 2019 – and we at Dusk Lighting have the perfect way for you to invite this bold pop culture influence into your home.
But first, let’s take a closer look at exactly what Pop Art is, how it came about, who made Pop Art famous, and why you’ll want to make Pop Art a key influence in your home decorating.
How Is Pop Art Defined?
Pop Art at its most basic is an art style that bases itself on the everyday. Bold images of everyday items in bright colours were at the heart of the pop art movement, holding up a mirror to popular culture and reflecting its celebrities and consumerist brands to expose and amplify the most kitschy elements of what society was seeing in the media.
When Did Pop Art Become Popular?
First emerging in the UK during the 1950s, by the 1960s Pop Art was at its cultural peak across both Britain and America. It wasn’t immediately popular, with many art critics viewing it as a ‘low’ and cheap version of art. Pop Art ultimately opened doors for art movements such as postmodernism and made art more accessible by the everyman – both for artists and collectors.
Who Made Pop Art Famous?
Artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are often credited with the mass popularisation of the Pop Art movement in America and remain some of the most well known Pop Artists today thanks to their iconic Pop Art pieces.
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Pop Art Interior Decor
So what does Pop Art have to do with home interiors, and more importantly what does Pop Art have to do with lighting? Aside from collecting and displaying Pop Art paintings or prints, the home interior Pop Art trend is about turning our attention back to finding the unusual in the everyday and amplifying it.
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Pop Art often took cues from animals as well as celebrities and brands, and would look to transform simple images of animals into pieces of art. Just the same, Pop Art home decor today looks to take animals and turn them into functional items around the home from animal lamps to animal coat pegs and even animal occasion tables.
Why Choose Pop Art Interiors
Pop Art interiors suit those that are in touch with the irony of mass culture, for those that want to take a bold and tongue in cheek approach to their decor and give their guests something to talk about. If you love the unusual, the Pop Art home interior trend could be just the right decor style for you…
How To Pop Art Your Home
Whether you want to Pop Art a room in your home or simply add a Pop Art influence to your home decor, there are a few ways you can go about introducing a Pop Art trend:
- Decorate using bold, bright colours contrasted with bright whites
- Curate your decor and furniture to keep a minimalist look
- Choose decor pieces that reflect the pop culture of the 50s and 60s, or that reflect the everyday, from celebrities to brands and animals
- Nod to Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein with framed prints
Seletti Pop Art Inspired Lamps
Seletti is an Italian lighting brand that specialises in combining Pop Art with the everyday – and in our collection of Seletti lighting at Dusk Lighting, we stock a huge collection of Seletti animal lighting options that are perfect for Pop Art interiors.
Seletti takes everyday animals and turns them into unusual animal lamps. Among the most popular animal lighting styles by Seletti, you’ll find Pop Art influenced designs such as their bestselling Seletti mouse lamps and Seletti monkey lamps.
Seletti lamps make perfect discussion pieces, offering a statement lighting solution with a unique Pop Art inspired twist. If you’re looking to elevate your home and invite in an artistic influence, rather than choosing a simple lamp, Seletti is sure to be a perfect choice.
Need more unusual lighting inspiration? Browse our full range of unique lighting here at Dusk Lighting.