Choosing an art piece in your home can be quite an adventure. But for some, the endeavour is a total rat race. I mean, what kind of art piece should you be looking for? Where should you be looking for that perfect art piece? How do you show it off in your home?
Well, read the tips below for a few simple ideas on how to choose, buy, and display your out pieces without losing your head.
1. Don’t limit your search.
Museums, galleries, and art shops are typical places where you want to start your search for the perfect artwork. But don’t stop there. You can go to co-ops, non-profit galleries, local outdoor exhibitions, and yard sales. You can find great treasures there. You can even find them in restaurants and hotels; ask for artworks for sale from hospitality establishments that are undergoing renovation or a change of interior decoration. Of course, you can also rely on the Internet where you can find thousands of artworks.
2. Measure your place.
Too large an art piece can overwhelm your small living space. Too small and it would be lost and out of proportion in your gigantic den. It is best to take notes of your living space’s measurements, especially the place where you want to put your art form, before shopping for a painting, sculpture, mural, or relief. Make sure to leave sufficient white space so that your art form will not look crowded.
3. Match the piece with the colour of your living space.
How? Well, a good rule of the thumb is to pick out the boldest colours in the room where the art work is going to be displayed. Then choose the artwork with those colours in it (don’t try to find an exact match though). By matching the colours of the art work to those of the room, you are conveying the message that the art work rightly belongs there.
4. Match the piece with your living-space style.
For example, if you’re house has a contemporary architecture or interior design, then abstract paintings and sculptures will definitely complement your residence. If your home has a lot of antiques or features classical architecture, then look for paintings mounted on antique-style frames.
5. Make your art piece the main focus in your living space.
If you want that beautiful painting to be the centre point of your living room, then play down other design elements such as furniture, vases, or wall covering. Remember that a room that is crowded with objects, textures, and colours will steal away the spotlight from the painting.
6. Eye level is best.
Make sure that the artwork is displayed so that the middle of the piece is at eye level. It makes viewing much easier and immersive.
Now you’re ready to have great and adventurous hunt on the perfect art piece for your home.