Foolproof Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Artwork for Your Home

Artwork comes in many different styles and forms.  Some people prefer impressionist paintings, while others would rather have a large sculpture in their living room.  Art is so subjective that there is no real way of determining what is right for an individual.  That said, there are things that you can do to make the piece of art you choose look good in your home.  In this article, we’re going to explore a few tips that will help you choose the perfect piece of art

1. Consider Your Taste

Let’s get this out of the way straight away.  Your taste is something that you have to consider before choosing a piece of art.  If you go to a gallery and buy something that you don’t particularly like, but know is popular with others, you’re not going to want to display it in your home.  And, every time you look at it you’re going to dislike it.  Instead, the first foolproof tip is to consider the type of art that you like and focus on buying this.

If, for example, you are a keen traveler, you may be interested in choosing some landscape art that depicts one of the countries you have traveled to.  This will not only be something that you’ll enjoy looking at, but it will remind you of the fun you had when you were overseas. 

2. Do Your Research

The next tip is to not jump into a purchase before you’ve shopped around a bit.  It is possible that you’ll return to the first piece of artwork that you found, but it’s also likely that you’ll find something that you like even more.  You may also find a piece of artwork that retails for $2000, but find a print of the same piece that retails for $20.  It all depends on what you are looking for and how much you can afford to spend.  There are so many unique pieces of artwork out there that you may not even know what you like until you start looking!

3. Take Measurements

In order to determine the best size of artwork for your space, you’ll want to take measurements.  Once you have these in mind, you’ll be able to choose a piece that fits into your space perfectly.  Trust us, there’s nothing worse than a small print on a large wall, or a large statue in a tiny hallway.  And, if it looks strange when in place, you won’t like it as much.

4. Colors Matter

Finally, consider the current color scheme of your home and try to find a piece of artwork that matches this esthetic.  If your current color scheme is bold and bright, a modern, contemporary piece of art will be ideal.  Alternatively, if your color scheme is more rustic and traditional, more subtle design pieces in neutral colors will fit better.

Did these tips help you to find the perfect piece of artwork?  Let us know in the comments.


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