Maybe you have already moved into a new house, or perhaps you are upgrading and remodeling your current home. Or, maybe your style and taste have changed. All of these reasons may lead you to decorate your walls with art which can match the “new you.” Whatever the reason, I believe that buying artwork for your home should be fantastic and fun! So here is a guideline to help you to choose the perfect art for your home.
Find the Artwork
Have a look at artwork as much as possible before you make your selection. Besides museums and for-profit galleries, don’t forget to check out local outdoor exhibitions, co-op, and non-profit galleries. Or you can even find artwork in public spaces like banks, restaurants, and libraries. Moreover, the Internet is another fantastic way to find a large variety of art available all over the world. So it is really a good method to help you to choose a right art for your home. One benefit of using the Internet is that you can look for the specific type of art that you are interested in, whether it is photography, abstract painting, bronze sculpture, or impressionism.
Consider a custom-made artwork. If you interested in the artwork or style of a particular artist and you can’t find the right piece. In that case, you should ask them to make a custom piece for you. Believe me! This is the perfect way to either get what you truly want or collect art from your favorite artist at the same time.
Choose the Art That Match Your Home
Select art that fit a particular space. If the size of the artwork is too large, it will overwhelm. And in case the art is too small, it will be lost and look out of proportion. Remember that, the bolder the art, the more space it needs to breathe. So let’s measure the space that you want to hang the art and leave enough “white space” for it. This action will let the painting not feel crowded.
Select paintings that match the style of your home decoration. If you had filled your room with antiques, I believe that you will want to use antique-style frames on the paintings you hang there. Or if you have already had contemporary furniture in the large rooms with high ceilings, you will want to hang large modern pictures.
Choose the art that suits with your home color. When choosing a painting to match color, select one or two of the boldest colors in your house and look for art that has those colors in it. You don’t have to look for an exact match here. Choosing one or two of the same colors will send a view that the painting belongs in this environment. You can check how to pick a perfect color painting for your house as well.
Placing the Art
Hang it correctly. In general, you should hang paintings at the center of it is at eye level. Moreover, you should make the painting at the center of attraction of your room by playing down the other design elements. It includes window coverings, carpeting, wall coverings, or even furniture. A place which is crowded with other colors, textures, and objects will take the spotlight away from your art.