Creating Art in Your Gowanus Apartment

Apartments can be a tough thing to decorate. You want to make the space your own, but you can’t make too many holes, change any of the fixtures or paint the walls a different color. So your natural next step in making your Gowanus apartment your own is to find art. But not just any art. Unique expressions that let visitors know that YOU live there. (Because, honestly, how many framed posters can you put up anymore?)

While there are many options to find fun and interesting art pieces for lower cost (hyperlink to blog post about where to find cheap art) in New York, it’s often just as easy (and inexpensive) to make it yourself. Who doesn’t love a good DIY?

Get inspired
This could be as simple as jumping onto image and craft cultivation sites, exploring local shops or looking over styles by artists that you like. From abstract ideas to interpretive replications, your possibility are endless for your Gowanus apartment with the right materials.

Get prepared
Speaking of materials, you’ll want to decide what mediums you’re using. Did you decided on acrylic paint on canvas? Permanent markers on tile? Colored pencils on paper? What about buttons on wood? Find your local craft store or sift through odds and ends you already own for an even more unique piece.

Get framed
Once your masterpiece is complete, you’ll definitely want to show it off in your Gowanus apartment. Ditch the thumbtacks and find a nice frame for your new art or seal off the edges so that it lays nicely on the wall. If you’ve made more than one, pull together similarly colored or themed pieces to add an even more polished look to your “gallery.”