2 October 2018

Blog post

Accidental art describes the abstract beauty of normal, mundane, or everyday items and places.

‘Have nothing in your life that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’

William Morris, is credited with the original ‘have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ quote. Times have altered since then, technology and travel provide constant access to the world around us. Inspiration from all sources; colour groups, texture and scale.. From peeling paint to a specific architectural view, these sources are infinite.

We lose ourselves in these Instagram accounts, amongst others. It is fascinating to see what inspires other people; where they find interest and beauty. Here is a small selection of some of the visuals which have been shared.

ada grim – underground metro paint (seen on art_accidentally)



Clockwise from top left; dave_the_ decorator, dave_the_ decorator, mattyjoneleanor_wood



Clockwise from top left; dave_the -decorator, dave_the -decorator, yat_ngkcarrsmith


accidental or unintentional; cityscape or landscape?

Clockwise from top left; karoline1602, dave_the_decorator, dave_the_decorator, gingerophoto


monochrome geometry

Clockwise from top left; dezeen, stvrsnbrgr, yat_ng, stvrsnbrgr


hints of gold

Clockwise from top left; yat_ng, la_walshsusan bowen, karoline 1602



Clockwise from top left; dave_the_decorator, hidden_abstracts, dave_the_decorator, yat_ng


The images below are some of our own hidden gems from our burmatex  design and manufacturing site in West Yorkshire, UK. A small, curated collection titled ‘Accidental’.. A future post will take some of these images as inspiration for floor layouts – watch this space!












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