I love art and so do many other people. The problem comes when it is time to choose the art to decorate in different places, because not all art is good for home, nor is all art good for the office. So how does one choose art for their home?
There are four factors that will affect how you go about choosing art and paintings to decorate your home. They are price, style, your house, and the artist.
Some choose art for the beauty of the piece itself, while others look for treasures that will blend in well with their decor. Neither is wrong or right, but it’s important to ascertain the kind of art buyer you are before choosing art for your home.
Style leads to the third factor, your home. For some, how art matches the theme of their home means little, but for others, art is an accent and a part of the home.
If your walls are covered in Victorian, floral wallpaper, perhaps that abstract might not look right. There’s nothing wrong with purchasing a piece for color or style alone, just make sure that you like it too.
First is price. Set a price level for yourself. Some will argue that such stringent values shouldn’t be put on art, but reality begs to differ.
For less expensive options, try purchasing a print or reproduction, rather than an original or buying piece from young, new artists.
By setting a price limit for yourself before you begin your search; you’ll also be able to narrow down where you’ll be looking - from high-end galleries to print warehouses.
Second is style. You don’t have to decide right away, but it can often help if you know whether or not you’re looking for a traditional landscape or a minimalist abstract.
Are you are the sort of person that likes realistic portraits, or do you go for big, blotchy expressions of color? Think about your personal preferences and style before you wind up with a sketch of a horse when you really wanted a Monalisa oil paint.
Finally the artist also matters. Whether you’re buying a print reproduction or an original, take some time to read the artist’s statement and learn about the piece.
You’ll be surprised by how much this simple, yet fundamental background information into the work can influence your decision. Not only will you better understand the art you’ve chosen for your home, but you’ll have a story to tell as well.
There are several ways walls can be decorated. A large wall is like a canvas an artist inside you can use and make expressive and impressive collages of anything you find worth displaying.
If you are thinking of using paintings to decorate the large wall in your home, then you have a large choice how this can be done.
You have a choice of selecting one or several paintings that would make this wall look lively and attractive.
Firstly you have to decide which paintings to select according to the character you want to give your room. If the room is contemporary, you can use still life and object paintings to decorate your wall.
If you want to bring in some vibrancy into your home, the best ones are the light colors that reflect the natural light of sun.
At the time of building your home it is of utmost importance that you design it in a way and in the direction so as to allow ample sunlight. You can use light tones of all colors, however, what paintings to choose should largely remain your choice.
Above all else, make sure you like it and that you truly enjoy looking at it. Pick pieces that you want to stare at. It may take a lifetime to find them, but it’s worth it.