It’s a controversial topic with strong feelings on both sides, but it’s undeniable: street art is becoming acceptable home art. Graffiti and graffiti-inspired decor is gaining popularity, and it’s definitely bold, urban, and edgy. Some love the style, declaring that street art is a legitimate and beautiful genre. Others vehemently oppose it, protesting the acceptance of the illegal act of defacing public property. Still others maintain that street art belongs outside, on a large scale, for full effect.
Check out these rooms and products, and then tell us what side you’re on!
Real enthusiasts may dedicate an entire wall or room (or even the whole house) to graffiti, like this groovy girl’s room:
This ultra-urban bedroom:
This edgy powder room:
The bedroom in this industrial loft:
Or these graffiti-tiled bathrooms:
Though most street art-adorned walls are found in family-friendly or eclectic spaces, like this playful basement…
…many are opting for smaller doses of graffiti in the form of furniture, artwork, panels, contained areas, or subdued colors. It’s easier on the eye and often removable, so the commitment level is lower. It can even be tasteful in more formal spaces like dining and living rooms:
Or, for a subtler effect, try a scribble-inspired light fixture!
So what side of the graffiti argument are you on and why?