Art is beautiful. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can brighten up your day with some gorgeous artwork. It comes as no surprise that many people want to add some stunning pieces of art to their homes. For me, this is a fantastic way of enhancing the interior design and adding some new flavour to your property.
Nevertheless, there’s a difference between good art and bad art. Some say that all art is good and that your perception of it is subjective. However, in terms of interior design, some pieces will suit a home better than others. To make sure you make the right choice, here are some key tips to follow:
Art can be incredibly expensive and incredibly cheap – it depends on what you’re buying. Generally speaking, original work will be the most expensive out there – particularly if it was by a well-known artist. If you were to buy an original Pro Hart, then it would cost more than a piece done by your friend who practices art in their spare time! So, be aware of your budget when you start looking for art to hang in your home. Consider the maximum you’re willing to buy, and this decides what you should be looking at. It narrows down the options, making it easier to find the best pieces – and restricting situations where you see a nice piece of art, get excited, then realise it’s out of your budget.
Ideally, the perfect piece of art will reflect the theme of your home. This can vary from room to room, so think about the specific theme of whatever room the art will be in. Then, ensure you get some artwork that reflects that theme. As an example, if you want to create a peaceful atmosphere and promote a relaxed theme, then don’t buy art that’s quite aggressive. You need the artwork to fit in and enhance the room, not work against it! Another example can be if you’ve got an Asian-inspired design theme, then complement this with some Asian-inspired art. They go together in perfect harmony, leaving you with a glorious room.
Lastly, you need to consider the size of your art. It can be tempting to get a massive piece that takes up the majority of a wall, but will this work for you? Some rooms may fair better with smaller art on the walls. Or, multiple pieces in small frames. Again, this links into the overall design theme that you’re going for. Big and bold works in some places, but in others, it can be overpowering. There’s no right or wrong answer with regards to sizing – it depends on you and your home!
Hopefully, these three tips help you hone in on the best pieces of art to buy for your property. There’s no questioning that art on your walls can add a certain aesthetic appeal to your house. It will certainly be a great conversation piece when guests come around, and artwork often ties a room together and makes other elements stand out.
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